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The Way

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‘The Way’ is an inspirational story of the adversity and challenge professional surfers go through while trying to make it. The film starts with the discovery of an old surfboard washed ashore in Nelson, New Zealand. The board is refurbished and it turns out it was shaped by legendary charger Peter Way, New Zealand’s first ever national champion in 1963. Peter was known for his antics in and out of the water, but it was his mark on surfboard shaping, competitive surfing and surf lifestyle that has influenced the lives of generations of surfers who have come after him.  Current pros Paige Hareb, Billy Stairmand and Ricardo Christie weigh in on what has driven them to success and also hard times. Maz Quinn takes us through becoming the first ever Kiwi to make the world tour of surfing and we’re taken on a journey through the north island of New Zealand to return the old board to the man who made it, Peter Way. Best Documentary – Auckland International Film Festival 2018. Winner Best Action Sports Film – Canada International Film Festival 2018. Silver Palm Award – Mexico International Film Festival 2018. Official Selections 2018: Huntington Beach Film Festival, ARFF Barcelona Around International Film Festival, Toronto Beaches Film Festival, Urban Nomad Film Fest. Official Selection: 2017: Miami Independent Film Festival.