When Filmmaker Minna Dufton started her
documentary about elite big wave champion surfer, the "tiny fighter"
Joana Andrade who rides the powerhouse waves at Nazaré, Portugal (home of the
100ft World Record Wave surfed by Garrett McNamara), little did she know Joana
harbored a deep secret.
By way of explaining the safety equipment big
wave surfers use, Joana shared her deep fear of drowning, something many big
wave surfers share. In that one extraordinary moment, a remarkable cinematic
serendipity would unfold and bring together the tiny Portuguese surfer with
Finnish world champion free diver, Johanna Nordblad for the most unusual of
BIG vs SMALL is a modern-day fairytale
stretching from the raging monster waves in the south to the dark stillness of
a far-north, frozen Finnish lake; it's about power and strength on top of the
water, and facing demons under it. It's about trust, it's about letting go, and
it's about what happens when two elite female champions share their
extraordinary talent with each other.
the battle isn't on the wave.