Hidden Lives with Indar Unanue
The story of Spain's Indar Unanue and how a bomb at Waimea Bay shot the Basque lad on a path to becoming one of Europe's top freesurfers.
Surf Europe’s Hidden Lives series showcases the folk behind the folklore. You’ve seen so many action videos that when you blink, Johnny Hotrad is landing another fin chuck inside your eyelids.
Hidden Lives takes a cinematic step back, before delving inside the mind of some of the most intriguing wave-riders in the galaxy. Where do they come from, what makes them tick, where are they going? Hidden Lives puts the epic in biopic…
If a single wave could shape a surfer's destiny, Indar Unanue's 2008 bomb at Waimea shot the Basque lad from obscurity on a path to becoming one of Europe's premiere freesurfers.
Fresh of the plane on the North Shore and severely under-gunned, Indar, whose name means 'power' in Basque, charged a set wave at the Bay on a 7'0" turned heads near and far and set himself up for a career chasing perfect swells around the globe.
Hailing from the competitive surfing hotbed of Zarautz, Indar shunned the WQS path for the life of the exposure pro, making a name for himself in thick, hollow swells around the world. But who exactly is Indar? What drove him to a career chasing perfect swells? Check out Hidden Lives: Indar Unanue, a story about the power of dreams and the dreams of Power.[mpora_video id="AAdlg50zuw6d" full="true"]