One Winter Story

Sarah Gerhardt became a star in the surfing universe in 1998 as the first woman to slice across a monster wave at Northern California's legendary Mavericks.

Media coverage and adulation followed, but Sarah's dramatic journey from poverty and despair to accomplishment and peace went unnoticed.

"One Winter Story" traces Sarah's faith and determination to their roots in a beautiful montage of film, voice, memory, and emotion.

The surfing footage is an awesome sight, but the fine, intensely immediate rendering of Sarah's experience is this unforgettable film's real reward.