BUSTIN DOWN THE DOOR
Bustin' Down the Door is a very, very good
surfing documentary. More importantly though,
it is a story about living your dream and a life
full of passion and energy. If you expect another
surfing documentary full of tube rides and cool
music you will be disappointed. Surfing movie
Bustin' Down the Door is not just a documentary
but a well-made drama that will change your
opinion of the sport of surfing forever.
In 1974, a few adventurous Australian and
South African surfers went to Oahu's North Shore to
surf the legendary waves at Pipeline and Waimea.
Competitors at heart, they tried hard to assimilate
into an emerging sport. For what they lacked in
Hawaiian bloodlines and ohana (family), they made
up for with bold, brave, aggressive surfing.
During the winter of 1975, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Mark Richards, Shaun Tomson, and Michael Tomson began to win the same contests that they had trouble getting into the previous year. They were bold enough to surf the biggest waves. They were brave enough to try new moves. They were saavy enough to gain huge media noteriety and coverage. They said many things. In 1976, things changed.
Bustin' Down the Door showcases how Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Mark Richards, Shaun Tomson, and Michael Tomson shook surfing and surf lifestyle on the North Shore of Oahu to its core. This group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa gave up everything and put their lives on the line to create a competitive sport, a new culture, and emerging industry worth billions of dollars today. With their radical new approach and a unstoppable attitude and pride, these surfers had a full wipeout into a historic Hawaiian culture that was not ready for change or revolution. Their lives, the North Shore, and competitive surfing would never be the same again.
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