This short film from Paul Topp is spellbinding throughout. The beatings are brutal and some of the surfing is extraordinary; of particular note is Tom Lowe's recovery about a minute and a half in, after looking a certainty to go over the handlebars. Classical music and surfing, by the way, should go together more often; the soundtrack here is provided by Richard Wagner, whose scope and vision make a perfect match for the majesty and might of Half Moon Bay.