This DVD is far better than most, with an actual plot and storyline that most "surfers" will find entertaining. Who knows, an independent-thinking non-surfer might actually sit through this one, much like the Endless Summer films. Quality of picture and sound is high and this is a worthwhile addition to a collection. When you are tired of the "plot," you can select surfing only.
One-quarter or so of this video is action in wetsuit conditions that year-round warm weather surfers may not find engaging or intriguing. More power to the guys that can make small surf look fun, either in the water or on film. Not in wetsuit conditions, Bruce Irons and Slater are exceptional, I wonder why their segments are not longer.
The footage is well mixed and uses a variety of cinematic techniques to keep it interesting even after repeated viewings. [That's why we buy these things, after all, to watch them over and over when we can't surf, isn't it?] Camera work appears to favor the perspective from straight-on, with fewer shots from an angle or showing the surfer from the side. In some of the barrel sequences, some of the surfers' incredible ability to adjust to the barrel is highlighted by this angle. Thankfully, the overused whitewash-on-the-beach & underwater shots are absent. Although a different work, I prefer this DVD to Hit And Run.
If you are looking for "beach life" footage (bikini, etc.), monster wave survival-type sequences, a road map to exotic locations, or commentary on life on the tour (sometimes confused with surfing itself), it is not here.