JATO: Jet Assisted Take-Off

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An informative piece which begins exploring the evolution of surfboards and the necessities for big-wave riding, then shifts focuses toward surfers such as Laird Hamilton along with others pushing the limits and expanding the possibilities with tow-in surfing.