Powers of Three, a film by Ross Cairns et al.
Powers of Three (watch the motion)
Clif posted on this film almost a year ago, but it is so good that I had to post it again. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, this is your chance!
When I first saw this film, I thought to myself, “damn, this is like a frigid, Celtic version of Teahupo’o”. But that doesn’t do the place and the people justice. The waves in this film–and those who surf them–are beyond comparison. They are original, they are fleeting, to be felt deeply in every second of their being, and they are eternal. And besides, Teahupo’o is it’s own universe of complexity and beauty.
This film, redefines gnarly. Mesmerizing film, complete with scrawny, pasty and totally charming surfers from Ireland who are CHARGING!!! In case Tom Lowe, Fergal Smith, or Mickey Smith happen upon this post–though they are likely doing much more riveting things with their time–I shall deem them the essence of human courage with a child’s quasi-supernatural spirit of discovery. I would call you “manly,” but you defy gendered references in your capacity to quest for the earthly divine. Please stay as grounded, humble and wonderful as you appear in Powers of Three.