Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Charismatic and intense, Laird is always up for a challenge, ready to reinvent himself. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon—an athlete who refuses to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no one else has ever done. Mixing never-before-seen archival footage with contemporary scenes shot in Southern California, Bermuda and Kauai, Take Every Wave features thrilling, jaw-dropping footage of surfing on the biggest waves you’ve ever seen. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Laird as well as conversations with the family members, friends, collaborators and detractors who know him best. Take Every Wave provides an intimate, uncompromising look at a lifetime devoted to riding giant surf—and the price an athlete pays for greatness. With Gabrielle Reece. Directed by Academy Award nominee Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam).