Billabong Odyssey Poster

Release Date: November 7th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2004

PG|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Some of the biggest names in surfing, including Shawn Barron, Ken Bradshaw and Mike Parsons, are on the hunt for the biggest waves in the world. In their quest, they leave the coastline behind and travel to the heart of the ocean, where waves up to 100 feet in height have been recorded. Riding these gigantic waves can be fatal, but for these surfers the risk is worth it. Not only do they earn bragging rights if they can find and ride a 100-foot wave, but they'll also earn a $500,000 cash prize.

Cast: Shawn Barron, Layne Beachley, Ken Bradshaw, Ken "Skindog" Collins, Brad Gerlach, Brian L. Keaulana, Mike Parsons, Bill Sharp

Director: Philip Boston

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: ArenaPlex LLC, Arenaplex Entertainment

Distributors: ArenaPlex Entertainment, ArenaPlex LLC

Keywords: Intense, Pursuit, 2000s, France, Competition

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While Billabong Odyssey ultimately resembles an infomercial more than a coherent cinematic exercise, its spectacular images of well-toned athletes battling with the world's largest waves should find a receptive audience of those so inclined. show more

  • Follows a narrative arc as choppy as a messy windswell, and the result is a dog's dinner of profiles, repetitive narration, safety tips and banal "insights" into the joys and dangers of cresting waves that sometimes reach 70 feet. show more

  • As exciting to watch as any Warren Miller ski film, Billabong Odyssey also has the sensibility of a good PBS documentary. show more

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