Storm Surfers 3D, featuring big wave surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll, hits Australian theaters August 14. By partnering with expert surf forecaster Ben Matson, the three spent their 2011 winter season tracking and riding the largest and most dangerous waves in the South Pacific. The crew tackles unridden waves and faces other issues associated with putting their lives on the line. Guest appearances in the water include Kelly Slater, Paul Morgan, Mark Mathews and Paul 'Antman' Paterson. POV and board-rigged 3D action of monster wave-riding should be spectacular on the big screen.
Tom Carroll was surfing's poster-boy during the 1980s, a world champion in 1984 and 1985, and won the Pipeline Masters three times.
Ross Clarke-Jones helped pioneer the sport of tow-in surfing. In 2001 he became the first non-islander to win Waimea Bay's Eddie Aikau Memorial.
Storm Surfers 3D has also been invited to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), scheduled September 6-16 http://bit.ly/O540sT