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Laird (White Knuckle Extreme)
White Knuckle Extreme
Actor: Laird Hamilton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports
NR     2002     1hr 0min

Teahupoo, Tahiti. On the 17th of August, 2000, a line was drawn in the sand and Laird Hamilton stood alone. Engulfed in the vortex of the heaviest wave ever ridden, Laird Hamilton stood where no man had ever stood before. ...  more »


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Actor: Laird Hamilton
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary, Surfing
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 06/04/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Laird Hamilton Defines Psychotic!!
William L. Makiling | Ventura, CA | 07/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been a surfer all my life and having surfed the North Shore of O'ahu, I've known about Laird Hamilton for the last 15 years. He's been doing "Tow-in" surfing for close to 10 years now. I come from a family of surfers and they freak out every time they see this DVD.

This is the ULTIMATE surfing video, as well as one of the top 20 Extreme Sports video. What Laird and his colleagues are doing are beyond INSANE! These are the biggest waves ever surfed in history. These waves are HUGE!! The waves that I surfed on the North Shore are Lake Tahoe shorebreak compared to what Laird is surfing in this video, and he totally tears these waves apart! He'll catch major air riding down the face of the wave, getting completely barreled and pull out of it, and exiting the wave, he'll fly out about 10-15 feet flipping in the air. It's totally insane. He and his colleagues are doing things and experiencing what NO ONE else in the world are doing, not Bill Gates, not the President, not Michael Jordan, not Shaq O'Neal, not Lennox Lewis, not ANYONE.

One of the surfers in the DVD hails Laird as the "Best Surfer in the World". That's all relative. Maybe he doesn't have the small wave and competitive skills of a Kelly Slater or a Tom Curren, but when it comes to tow-in surfing in Hawaii or Tahiti, then yes, he is the best surfer in the world. He is definitely the best at what he does and is the ultimate ocean athlete.

People have absolutely no idea how treacherous these waves are. They are HORRENDOUS! They can hold you under water for more than 1-2 minutes if you wipe out on one of them. People die on waves an eighth of this size. Laird is the ULTIMATE water athlete! He defines HUGE! He defines psychotic!"
Laird could Ride Perfect Storm Waves.
Figgy Fin | San Diego Ca. | 10/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been surfing since 1961. I've seen the Best Out there. And Fortunately for me, some of these Surfers I have made special Fins for.
Mavs bunch, North Shore. But after a friend went to Hawaii and watched first hand Laird ripping upside down 360's in the Tube.
I was awestruck at his stories. The man is a surf muscle as we called Jeff Hakman in the 70's. The waves in this movie are the
star. And Laird the Director. Tea'hupoo blew my mind as did
Craig Camfield's at Inland Surf who lent me the movie. Can you
imagine getting a wave lip as thick as a Chevy Suburban Dump
on you? Laird deserves All the accolades. Figgy"
Great flick.
Adam Lowe | Jacksonville, FL USA | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Really enjoyed this vid. There is some really insane footage from Jaws. Definitely got to see some of what Laird is really capable of. Was also nice to get some more history and information about Jaws itself. They do kind of go a bit overboard in talking up Laird like he's superman. No question the guy is a killer surfer doing some amazing things, but he doesn't need to be worshiped. I'd grab this one up if for nothing other than the footage of Laird's wave in Tahiti."
Thomas A Carter | Roswell, GA United States | 08/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you surf or not, you cannot help but to be awed by the surfing skills of Laird Hamilton. I recently popped this DVD into the player when a family cookout got rained out; initially there were cries of dissent, but after the first 20 minutes or so, the room was met with a hushed awe. Everyone there (and of all ages) enjoyed the film immensely; it's a real keeper and guaranteed to please."