"Lost in the Ether" is Andrew Kidman's fifth film and follows on from the exploration of the surfboard design process that he began in "Glass Love". The main point of difference being that in his new film he focusses on particular designs, the shapers who create them, and the process they undertake.
The film opens with an inspired move, Kidman tracks down the board Michael Peterson rode in "Morning of the Earth", the one he did that cutback on, and recreates his own version of it.
Footage of MP surfing is overdubbed with a remarkably lucid Peterson discussing the design merits of the board. Remarkable because he hasn’t surfed in 30 years yet is still aware of its characteristics. Music by The Windy Hills.