The untold story behind Taylor Steele's 1992 pivotal surf epic, executive produced by Robert Redford.
Steel's 1992 home movie, Momentum has played endlessly on loop worldwide in surf shops, ironically gathering its own speed as it follows a ragtag pack of teenage surfers spending a summer chasing their perfect waves on Oahu. The moment when a group of guys, Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Taylor Steele, and Rob Machado fuelled in equal measure by camaraderie and competition, broke records, won world titles, and redefined a sport forever.
In Momentum Generation, filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist opens the book on this pivotal, wild period in surfing’s history. Cut together from almost 300 kilograms of vintage videotape and featuring unfettered and intimate access to these champion friends and rivals, the Zimbalists have delivered the definitive account of this unique sport’s great coming-of-age.