Featuring nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti will immerse audiences in the story of an ocean wave and the lives it impacts and transforms. From astounding 3D surfing action to the chaos of ocean storms, the film leads audiences on a quest to understand one of this planet’s most intriguing and dramatic phenomena.

Action in Ultimate Wave focuses on Tahiti and the volcanic islands of French Polynesia, home to some of the world’s most challenging surfing and to astounding coral reef ecosystems at the turbulent interface between island and ocean. The islands are also a homeland of the Polynesian seafaring culture and the surfing art integral to the film.

Length: 14:00, 24:00 and 45:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2010
  • Date Released:
     February 2010
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: <20, 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats:
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:
    Perfect Wave Inc., K2 Studios, Havoc Television
  • Executive Producer: Jeff Cutler, Mark Kresser, Terry Hardy
  • Producer: Pietro Serapiglia
  • Director:  Stephen Low
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Alexander Low
  • Cinematography: Mark Poirier
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michel Cusson
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator: Michael Hanrahan
  • Other Credits: Featuring nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater
  • Sponsors: Suzuki, Tahiti Tourisme, Quiksilver


  • Cultural Studies
  • Documentary
  • Nature
  • Oceanography
  • Sports



Best Ocean Sports Film, Blue Ocean Film Festival, August 28, 2010

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