Finding a heavy truth and portraying it to a wide audience is something every documentary filmmaker aspires to, yet in reality, it’s something that is extremely difficult to pull off. In the case of Andy Irons, digging up that truth proved not only hard, but quite emotional for TGR co-directors Todd and Steve Jones over the 3-year project.
Todd Jones caught up with Swell Season Surf Radio to chat about what went into creating TGR’s latest project, revealing how gaining access to the Irons family and Andy’s closest friends helped everyone come to terms with Andy’s death.
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A big wave surfer at Mavericks. Shalom Jacobovitz photo. A recent study published in the journal has drawn a correlation between rising temperatures in the upper ocean and increases in global wave power. The authors conclude that global wave power, a measure of the energy transferred from the wind into sea-surface motion, has increased annually in tandem with sea-surface temperature rises associated with climate change. Changes in oceanic wave power over time. Nature graphic. The rise in