The Top 10 In Action Sports
01Living On The Blood and Urine of Dead Sea Turtles: The Shocking Story of A Sailor Stuck in Hell
02No Ropes & No Chickening Out: Deep Water Soloing in Devon
03À la Recherche du Stoke Perdu: How I Rekindled the Fire After Falling Out of Love With Surfing
04Pacific Paradise: A Journey to the Philippines' Final Frontier
05Surfing is for Sellouts: Why Catching Waves with Just Your Body is The Ultimate Ride
06A Journey Into Darkness: We Went Mountain Biking in the Abandoned Mines of Slovenia
07Against All Odds: The Incredible Story of One Surfer's Battle with his Own Government
08Surf. Sit. Repeat. Is a Fake Wave on a Welsh Lake About to Start a Surfing Revolution?
09“Seven Went Up, Only Three Came Down”: How The Unsolved Mystery Of The Matterhorn Keeps Our Fascination Alive
10Mad Descents & Lunar Landscapes: Incredible Shots from One of Europe’s Best MTB Destinations
Rio Breaks isn’t another surf film.
It’s a story – about friendship and survival, surfing and life
‘Gentle, touching and beautifully captured, this is the best surfing documentary since Riding Giants’ ****
‘A beautifully bittersweet vision of growing pains on the rough side of Rio. Outstanding work.’
Little White Lies
‘A true story and an inspiring film. I started surfing with these guys when I was only 14. Their drive and positive attitude had a profound effect on me as a surfer. I believe in what they are trying to do - much like they believed in me when I was starting out as a surfer.’
Maya Gabeira, Big-Wave Surfer
Life in the notorious favelas in Rio de Janeiro is tough, with its immense poverty, drug crime and violence on every corner, but if you look out over the horizon you are met with views of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, replete with the stunning ocean perfect for surfing.
RIO BREAKS is the moving feature documentary that follows the story of two best friends as they try to escape the pitfalls of life in the slums by riding the waves on their favourite beach.
RIO BREAKS is directed by Justin Mitchell and is released in cinemas on 3 June 2011 from Mr Bongo Films.