Filmed in Southern California and on the North Shore of Oahu, 'Watching Water' sets out to explore the visceral essence of surfing. The sounds, the solitude, the friendships formed, the experience of being in the ocean and living ultimately by its rules. From that first turn, to the first win. The local break and being far from home. The changes, the moments - and the courage to face them. Being with friends - and loosing them. This is a story, about what it means, to be out there.