Despite the intensity and fear of surfing waves which can reach 100-foot, the pair suggested the hardest part of filming the documentary was the constant need to ‘be ready’. They had to be prepared to go out and film whatever the circumstances which would have required a huge amount of patience and commitment.
“The most challenging part was waiting for mother nature to produce. I’ll be in France and my kids have got something on, but if the swell comes, then everything else gets pushed to one side; whether it’s your wife’s birthday or Christmas, you need to go out there and get the waves.’
‘If it’s Christmas day and the waves are going to be the best, then Christmas is off. The swell’s don’t always happen. So the hardest part was just staying ready, because if it’s going to be another ten years for the best possible wave, then you don’t want to wait another ten years.”
Such patience also comes with the sacrifice of missed time with friends and family. But, mother nature won’t wait for anyone.