Watch: "Big Wave Guardians: First Responders of the Sea"

Hawaii’s North Shore is the world’s most dangerous 7-mile stretch of beach.


Massive swells, life-and-death rescues, and “the best job in the world” — yet often most hazardous one — is the compelling drama of "Big Wave Guardians: First Responders of the Sea."

The documentary is set for a late June premiere with limited theatrical release through Adventure Entertainment nationwide this summer.


The 90-minute documentary explores the dramatic stories of Hawaii's big wave guardians, some of the world's best athletes, lifeguards, and surfers, who risk their lives in the world's most dangerous waves while inventing innovative water safety techniques previously unimagined.


"We've put together this all-star team of storytellers to bring to life one of the most unheralded group of first responders in the world," says Mary Hoffman, the film's executive producer.

The film's production team features executive producers Greg and Shaun MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films, Scott Bradfield, along with Hoffman.


The movie is produced by Mark Collins, directed and edited by Luke Stirtz, and written by Jim Kempton. Director of photography is Chris Zamoscianyk, with second unit producer Daniel Russo, and archival producer Wyatt Daily.


Stay tuned for show dates coming this summer, as well as a movie review on AmericanSurfMagazine.com.