Rough Cut: Surfing on Film

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This piece opens with Warshaw’s disappointment with the movie In God’s Hands followed by him introducing this article’s topic of discussion, why is it so hard to make a good surfing movie? Here, Warshaw dissects the good and bad in surf movies and expresses his disappointment in the over-all surf film genre. He establishes a credible voice on the matter, providing much to contemplate on the subject of surf films and videos.