100 Foot Wave

The six-part series intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100 foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world’s pre-eminent big-wave surfing destination.

The docuseries is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winners Joe Lewis, Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller, and Michael Bloom.

Garrett McNamara up close with the moon behind him
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Journey to the 100 Foot Wave

Garrett and Nicole McNamara, executive producer Joe Lewis, and director Chris Smith discuss the lengths, effort, and strength that went into telling this story over several years.


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