The Finest Line will take you into the lives of the worlds best big-wave surfers, a group of friends united by the common goal of finding and conquering the most dangerous waves on the planet. Forty, fifty, sixty feet tall and they're armed with just their boards, bare hands and balls. When the ocean's horizon turns black and people are scrambling for safety, these five surfers turn their backs to the wave and catch it. We will find out what makes them tick, what gives them the drive and inspiration to put it all on the line for what could be the ride of their life, or the one that ends it.
The TV series will consist of interweaving short stories with each episode giving one individual the spotlight. We will meet the surfers in their down time, get in their heads as they prepare for their next big wave mission. We will meet their loved ones, their pets and their quiver of boards. We will see what they put in their fridge and how they deal with the pressure of the day-to-day like the rest of us. We will play quiet moments of preparation against the epic nature of the waves they ride.
What motivates this crew to seek out waves that killed two of their good friends last year? Each has a unique answer and story but they share a decades worth of adventures together through which they've formed a twisted brotherhood where reality means on Tuesday lying to your friends face about where you're surfing, so you can get the waves to yourself, and Friday embracing the same friend after sharing an adrenaline-laced ride. Common themes will emerge throughout the series. Personality conflicts, internal turmoil, the stress of being addicted to something that is weather dependent; and dealing with the anxiety and heartache that comes from orchestrating a big-wave strike across the world only to have it ruined by bad winds or fog. Then on the other hand, the extreme high of pulling off a successful big-wave mission.
The climax of the show will come in the form of one of those successes. The cameras will follow these guys as they prepare for one of the biggest swell's they've ever seen. Late nights of tracking weather patterns online. Phone calls to swell-tracking experts. Organizing planes, cars and boats to get them to wherever in the world that swell will be the biggest. They arrive in the dark, but at first light they see their reward. Towering waves exploding in the morning mist. Some of the guys freak-out, others are calm. But together they will pull on their wetsuits and paddle towards the heart of the chaos to dance with one devil of an ocean.
What unfolds in front of the camera will offer striking definition to our cast of characters as well as bring profound meaning to the brotherhood that joins them. In this journey to the Finest Line, those at the very pinnacle of big wave riding will show unfathomable courage and unprecedented skill as they face off against the powers of the unknown.