When a visiting surfer gave a board he broke to a young boy in Punta de Lobos, Chile, he had no idea what he’d started. Young Ramon Navarro, the son of a subsistence fisherman, would rise to the top of the big wave surfing world.
Traveling the globe in search of gigantic waves to ride, Navarro lived much of his life on the road – an exploratory trip to Antarctica, a perfect 100 at the Eddie at Waimea Bay, an impossible barrel on the biggest day ever at Cloudbreak–he was everywhere. But when his home break came under threat of development, Navarro couldn’t pass through his village tossing young unknowns his broken boards. He would preserve the waves so they might have them to ride.
Filmmaker: Kristyan Stjerne