Words: Chris Nelson

The Search films to me defined the dream; chasing waves, empty perfection.

Sonny Miller was the man behind these mind expanding movies. In Searching For Tom Curren┬áMiller captured one of the most iconic moments in surfing – Tom Curren’s first wave at J-Bay. The smooth carving bottom turns, the high line speed, the intuitive native of the barrel riding, helped inspire a generation.

Surfing has lost a great filmmaker and a great character. Here’s the great man talking about ‘The Curren Wave’ – apt on the starting day of the J-Bay Pro.