Riding Giants

Riding Giants

"An exhilarating, often mind-blowing history of surfing." —Washington Post

Riding Giants takes us along surfing’s timeline from its Polynesian roots to its early 20th-century rebirth in Southern California. The film highlights the group of extraordinary adventurers who, not satisfied with the mere recreational and social aspects of the sport, began searching for bigger and bigger waves. A Q&A with director Stacy Peralta will follow the screening. (2004, 104 min. Dir. Stacy Peralta.

In conjunction with the exhibition Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel 1988 - 2010.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelly, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.