There’s a new surf film in town. And early reviewers are stoked.
“View from a Blue Moon” — a joint project by videographer Blake Vincent Kueny and 23-year-old pro surfer John John Florence — has been called “the be-all, end-all, most visually orgasmic addition to the canon of surf cinema ever.” ESPN The Magazine promised, “The final scene is worth the price of admission alone.“
With its sweeping aerial shots, exotic landscapes and a sampling of world cultures — Africa, Hawaii, Brazil, Australia — “View from a Blue Moon” promises to transcend the world of surfing.
It’s part Blue Earth, part NatGeo documentary, with a helping of a “30 for 30” doc as John C. Reilly (yes, the dude from “Step Brothers”) narrates stories from Florence’s unique life as a surf prodigy.
“The whole movie is kind of like what we’ve been doing since I was a little kid, and we’re still doing the same thing today,” Florence, a who was raised on Oahu’s North Shore, told Men’s Journal.
Which is all to say that “View from a Blue Moon” is a 90-minute reminder that professional surfers — messy-haired and goofy-grinned as they appear — are an elite group of athletes who actually get paid to travel to remote shorelines in search of the perfect wave.
Below, watch the trailer for the film and prepare yourself to feel complete awe and biting jealousy all at the same time.
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