Watch Surfers Ride the World’s Biggest Waves in 3D


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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.

If you live in Australia, you can check screening times and dates here. If you don't live in Australia and still want to see the movie, it might not hurt to visit the request a screening page.

—Joe Spring