I still remember watching this film for the first time, and having my tiny mind blow. It's the surfing documentary Step Into Liquid, and it's streaming AMAZON PRIME and HULU PLUS, as well as available for rent from a NUMBER OF SOURCES.
No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes. No other feeling comes close. Zigzagging from the waters off Ireland to Oahu's ripping North Shore, this documentary profiles the diverse and fascinating characters who have devoted their lives to catching the perfect wave.
The "Inside-the-Wave" shots are particularly stunning, I think. I'm not a surfer -- never been surfing in my life, actually -- but after watching this, I wanted to be. (If only I could swim...)