To capture the entirety of a body-surfer on a wave, Malloy used 16mm film in just about every angle a viewer could think of. He gets underwater, close-up, from the side, above, and then pans out to emphasize the size of the wave. Shot after shot, surfers glide through the waves like fish. Or, occasionally, make a mistake and fall nearly 20 feet into the ocean. At points, shots seem redundant, but viewers will forgive Malloy, for each is truly stunning. The soundtrack, with the Cave Singers, Eddie Vedder, and more, reinforces the movie's mellow vibe.