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The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story
The Lost Wave An African Surf Story
Actors: Paul Taublieb, Sam Boyer Sam George
Genres: Drama, Sports, Documentary
PG     2007     1hr 30min

The Lost Wave, An African Surf Story takes viewers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of West Africa and makes a discovery that could completely rewrite surfing history.


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Actors: Paul Taublieb, Sam Boyer Sam George
Genres: Drama, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Drama, Documentary, Documentary
Studio: VAS Entertaianment
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 10/30/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The lost wave
Matt George | 10/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a gem of a movie. I have had the opportunity to view it in a number of different live venues and it never fails to evoke an emotionally visceral response from the audience. It's secret? Uniqueness, Audacity and soul. Take the concept: Renown surf adventurer Sam George travels to the islands off the congo and discovers an indigenous African tribe of surfers. Only to discover that the very waves that they have been surfing for hundreds of years is threatened by a tourist development that harkens back the horrors of the islands cruel slave history? Clearly, This is a must see film for any surfer. It is told from a startlingly personal view from each of its characters (Sam is Accompanied by surf stars Holly Beck and Joe Curren) but the big surprise is the heartwrenching story of the friendship between Sam and a young African Surfer named Shun. Sure, the waves are small and the action not mindblowing tahitian death tubes, but who cares? Any surfer with a heart, any person with a heart for that matter is guaranteed to have a catch in their throat when Shun is re-united with Sam for a surf session with Sam on his modern Longboard and Shun on his board, a rough hewn wooden plank wrested from the jungle and built with blood, sweat and an axe. It is when they surf together and start trading equipment in the water that this movie begins to move it's audience to tears.
This little movie is important to all surfers, important to anyone who wishes to take a journey of the heart, travel to one of the most exotic locales on the planet and witness what it means, regardless of color or creed, what it means to be a human being. A remarkable feat that must be seen to be felt and believed. This movie takes only gives."
Sam George is intolerable!!!
Timothy J. Murry | ColdWaterSurfer | 04/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is terrible....If you are a surfer...DO NOT BUY THIS...This is about Sam Georges' personal conquest to surf with a young african boy and thinks that it will somehow fulfill all his hopes and dreams...If the crappy surfing (except Joe Curren which is limited due to Georges' ego I'm sure) isn't enough to keep you away then just imagine listening to Sam George narrating for about 50 minutes or so...they should play the narrative to this in the mountains of Afghanistan to drive out Bin Laden out!!!"
Raves 4 Lost Wave
Mallory J. Tarcher | Malibu | 10/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Lost Wave is an amazing story... has HUGE heart, moving, sexy, and "a great ride". Paul Taublieb is one of the great story tellers of our time! A must see!"
S. Cooper | 10/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best DVD in my collection. For anyone who ever dreamed of adventure or surfing or both. You will love this movie experience."