Step Into Liquid : 4 of 5
About a year ago I rented and watched nearly every surfing movie made by Bruce Brown, most famous for The Endless Summer. Now his son Dana has made Step Into Liquid, a new surfing movie featuring many of the new innovations of the sport, as well as some truly unexpected surfing locations (such as surfing the wave of a tanker ship near Galveston, Texas, or surfing the waves produced by wind on the lake in Wisconsin!). There are a few segments of really big wave surfing, involving riding out 100 miles into the ocean and towing their boards from a jet-ski - they can actually get onto waves over 60 feet high this way! There's also some mind-boggling "foil boarding" segments. I can't even begin to describe what this looks like - you just have to watch it! There are some absolutely beautiful locations, from Hawaii (of course), to Costa Rica and even Ireland. The music is perfect for the visuals, too - I'm going to have to get the soundtrack. Above all, watching Step Into Liquid really made me feel alive - just watching the energy, the excitement, and the sheer love of life (exemplified by "the stoke") made me want to continue to fill my days with fun and happiness. What more could you ask from a movie?