The THUNDERCLOUD crowd funding campaign has been launched ( pozible.com/thundercloud ) as a means of securing the needed funds to finish this independent surf documentary. ( by onepalmMEDIA.com ) Based around one of the most spectacular days in surfing history, June 8th 2012…… When a swell of massive proportions arrived at Cloudbreak, (aka Thundercloud Reef) in Fiji, right in the middle of the ASP World Championship Surfing Tour Event.
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You may have seen pictures in the magazines about this day, you may have read stories on the internet about it, THUNDERCLOUD is the full story in motion picture….. going deeper than you think!
With interviews and accounts from the world’s best surfers, that challenged themselves in the South Pacific Ocean that day and survived! We are shining a light on the dark history of the area, re-enacting the murder of King Ratu Imanueli, that lead to the island of Tavarua being handed over to the opposing tribe as a peace offering and how that would effect course of surfing history for years to come, as USA investors sought to create an exclusive surf resort in the area.
We hear from Tavarua Island’s Jon Roseman, the Attorney General of Fiji and the man that lobbied the government to change the decree in 2010, Ian Muller, leading to the liberation of the exclusive wave rights in Fiji.
As Thundercloud Reef was open for the world to enjoy, we recount the awesome swells of 2010 & 2011……. And of course, all the drama and action of the WCT event and subsequent free surfing session that re-wrote the rule book and set the bar for paddle surfing into the future.
All this and more in a 60+ minute documentary called THUNDERCLOUD.
We need your help to make this ground breaking story grace the big screen the world over.
Go to : pozible.com/thundercloud
Pledge your donations there for rewards and support an independently produced documentary about one of the most prestigious waves in the world and all the history associated with it.
Thank you for reading this and your time you spent watching the clip. I truly appreciate it. For more details and updates about THUNDERCLOUD go to : facebook.com/onepalmMEDIA
Divided between the borders of France and Spain, the Basque Country is home to amazing natural beauty and rich culture. The Basques are believed to be the first to trade with Native Americans and circumnavigate the globe. Their language is the oldest living non-Latin/Germanic in Western Europe.
Today, amazing waves, stunning cliffs and rolling green hills surround ancient family homesteads. Industrial ports line cities and towns with dense, thriving streets. However in the past decade, the Basque-land, like much of Europe, has endured shifting economic forces which threaten their ancient ways of life…
Watch some of the surfing captured during the filming of the episode in the short, A Basque Holiday: vimeo.com/70372090
In Collaboration with:
Director: Cyrus Sutton
Camera: James Campbell
Edit: Chris Olivas
Music: Unai Azkune
Voice Over: Haritz Lete
Photography: Iker Basterretxea “Roke”, Marc Gasso, Greg Rabejac