One of the coolest parts about surf trips to far-off lands is getting to watch the local kids rip apart their home wave. It’s like watching Alex Honnold scurry up a section of rock he’s mastered by climbing a thousand times, or Candide tear down Val Thorens. There’s just something about seeing a grom at his local wave that really makes you curse your fate that you weren’t born looking out at a world class surf break.
In the case of The Road to Homecoming, filmmaker Ryan Moss spent three months in Tahiti capturing the local talent chuck themselves over the most notorious reef slab in surfing: Teahupo’o. What he got was a beautiful short full of glassy blue/green caverns and awesome tunes. It’s worth a watch. Maybe two or three in fact.