This is the first review I have ever written, but after viewing this movie I feel compelled to share my reactions. I knew it was about surfing, but the subtle title left me wondering. The way it interweaves the history of the sport with the racial history of the USA is incredibly well done. The narrative is so honest and so revealing that I found myself wanting to know the surfers personally. They strike me as exceptional people who, against considerable odds, have pursued their passion for enjoying the powers of the ocean in a way that few of us have experienced. I have always viewed surfing as a sport to be watched. This movie makes me see it as an activity to do! The movie also stirred my emotions in so many directions that to recount them would be banal. I had never heard of "The Roots", but I enjoyed the music enough to want to become more familiar with their music. It is an incredible product that will not only give you an enlightened perspective about history, race relations and surfing, but will move you to head for the beach.