In August, Australians will be able to check out a new 3D big-wave surfing documentary in select theaters. Storm Surfers follows Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll as they enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson to hunt down giant waves around Australia.
The 50-year-old Carroll was the ASP world champion in 1983 and 1984, a three-time champ of the Pipe Masters, and the first surfer to earn a million dollars after signing a contract with Quiksilver in the late '80s. He gained a healthy amount of fame from his decision to boycott a South African ASP event in 1985 in protest of apartheid, and finished second in the tour standings that year. The 46-year-old Clarke-Jones was the first non-Hawaiian to win the Eddie Aikau Memorial at Waimea Bay in 2001. Matson, a meteorologist and surf forecaster, is the owner and operator of Swellnet.