Some may believe riding waves is all about a state of mind, a place where you lose yourself and find yourself; others think it’s about nothing more than a death wish. A new featurette on the film Point Break certainly indicates that the filmmakers held the former philosophy rather than the latter, as it showcases how the crew pushed themselves to capture practical and dangerous surfing stunts to retain as much authenticity as possible.
The film’s surfing technical advisor, Laird Hamilton, who was actually part of the original Point Break crew, introduces a new behind-the-scenes look at how the cast, crew, and professional surfers came together to film in some of the world’s biggest surf spots.
“Everything about this film is just the next level up,” Hamilton says as he explains the film is seeking to capture the same philosophy as the original film but in a more modern context.
Watch the video below to see some of the film’s massive surfing stunts, as well as some quick snippets of the basejumping, motorcycle driving, and cliff hopping action from the rest of the film. Point Break opens in theaters on Dec. 25.
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