storm surfers (series 1)

We follow two Aussie surfing legends as they risk life and limb to hunt the biggest waves.

programme information


1 x 60'

Production Company

6ixty Foot Films





Episode Information

This is thrilling documentary follows two Aussie legends of big-wave surfing – Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll – as they risk life and limb to hunt the biggest waves of the Australian winter season. Ross and Tom team with leading surf-forecaster and meteorologist Ben Matson to track and chase the largest storms in the southern Ocean. They have their eye on surfing a never-before ridden wave in the treacherous seas of Bass Strait called Dangerous Banks. In a nail-biting adventure that takes the viewer from Tasmania to Western Australia, we go behind the scenes of big wave surfing, witness Ross and Tom come close to death in near-freezing waters and in a world-first, employ cutting-edge GPS technology to measure the forces on their bodies in a wipeout from a wave the size of a house. Storm Surfers combines action and science, using the latest innovations in technology and sound to put the viewer right in the driving seat.

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