SURFER Awards 2017: Best Documentary Nominees

Telling the stories that matter

Poised at the intersection of history, filmmaking, and storytelling is the documentary, and 2017 was a year full of impressive surf titles in the genre. From a hi-def account of big-wave surfing’s history, to chasing waves in Iceland, to the life of Laird Hamilton, this year’s documentaries — along with the filmmakers who shaped them — give us the facts in ways that are pure theatre. Take a look at the 2017 SURFER Awards Best Documentary nominees below before the winner is revealed on December 6th. Who do you think deserves the vote? Give us your thoughts in the comments section.

THE BIG WAVE PROJECT:

NERVOUS LAUGHTER:

PARADIGM LOST:

TAKE EVERY WAVE:

UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY: