Waveriders (PG)

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The director Joel Conroy catches some spectacular footage of professionals surfing these tumultuous swells and "riding the pipe", as it's known, outdoing even that scene at the end of Point Break when Patrick Swayze rode down the 50-Year Wave. Yet however much you admire the daring of these young surfers, you soon realise that listening to them yarn on about the sport can become very, very boring. "It's, like, bigger than a dream," says one individual, a phrase that doesn't really communicate anything about surfing, or, indeed, about dreams.