Big Wave in the Basque Country / Txus Delgado

19:10 - 19:50 / Kriterion K1

Big Wave in the Basque Country

In the 16th century Basque sailors were master of the ocean and for many surfers the Basque country remains their favourite surf destination. With this movie we want to highlight the untold story of a special breed of watermen that live in a very special place. 

"Big Wave in the Basque Country" brings us closer to the big wave riders in Euskadi. A small group of passionate surfers with an incomparable passion to face some of the biggest and most dangerous waves on the planet. Drawing on spectacular spots such as Punta Galea, Meñakoz, Mundaka, and Orrua, the documentary takes us through some of the most ideal big wave locations on the Basque coast.

The film documents the close relationship between the athletes, bonding them in a brotherhood where localism and bad vibes have no place. The essence of pure surfing. 

Starring Natxo González, Jaime Fernández, David "Zumo" Bustamante, Aritxa Saratxaga, Grant Twiggy Baker and many more Basque big wave legends.

Directed by Txus Delgado.

Running time: 30 minutes