Teahupoo, Tahiti. On the 17th of August, 2000, a line was drawn in the sand, and Laird Hamilton stood alone.

Engulfed in the vortex of the heaviest wave ever ridden, Laird Hamilton stood where no man had ever stood before.

Death was the only outcome if a mistake was made.

The footage shocked the world. Had it not been captured on film, no one would believe it was possible.

It was a moment shadowed only by the journey of his life as a waterman and explorer of the purest form of energy on earth.

This amazing film, shoot in both high definition and 35mm, won numerous awards at the 2002 X-dance Film Festival.

This is the extreme movie of the year, quite possibly the decade.

Music By Ben Harper, Moby, and Bender.