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See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, this time in association with the award-winning film studio Brain Farm. The first surf film shot in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean. Narrated by John C. Reilly.

Customer Reviews

Less than expected

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Jerrico S
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2016-11-05
Was really looking forward to this but - it's just another music and quick surf/airs clips video. Really nice cinematography but you're over it after five mins so it gets boring quick.
10 mins of intro credits with nothing happening doesnt help either.
Offers virtually nothing about JJF - Which you're led to believe this is supposed to be about. He lives in Hawaii and he surfs amazing. Thats it.
There are amazing clips in this but it's not what the trailor makes it out to be.

Mind blowing

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surferrod
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2016-02-22
Epic surfing , epic surfers , epic film , epic waves .

nice waves for an hour but lots waves

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ssmart10
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2016-01-24
Nice waves for an hour... if waves are thing you will enjoy it,

Ineffable

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Any name available
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2016-01-10
Contradictory to the title… Stunningly shot footage, alongside excellent surfing, making this film a joy to watch!

A frustrating watch

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Soul'Ness
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2016-01-07
As a surfing fan, to call this film un-enjoyable would be untrue... but to call it frustrating would be veracious. Stunning cinematography alone does not make a good "film", VFABM feels like it was directed by a film student, with no narrative, no perceivable chronology, no character development and is stylistically all over the map. The solitary voiceover in the opening scene which attempts to introduce some insight to the films subject is never heard from again until the closing credits, and the film descends into one surfing montage after another. After watching brilliant '"doc-u-films" from other sports (namely The Crash Reel & Undefeated), it's time that surfing moves away from glorified music videos and produces an insightful piece of work that will elevate the sport and its stars into the eyes of mainstream audiences.

Good but no personality

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Adrian j h
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2015-12-18
The kids obviously rocks but he says 2 words in the whole movie.. Would have been nice to see more personality from him..

Best Surf Film...EVER!

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Joe Gersh
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2015-12-09
Yeah, I said it! I think this could top Endless Summer. I never thought I'd say that about another surf film but, the imagery, effects and editing are next level. Genuinely, I think this is the first film EVER to capture moments better than your own eye. The surfing was epic too, johns power turns, tubes and boosted airs are out of this world. I love this guy, he's a legend, and he is even more so a legend after this! Now I hope he concentrates on the CT and wins a heap load of titles!!! Kudos to Blake and the whole production team too, pulled off something amazing!

Awesome

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AlcgR
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2015-12-04
There was a big build up to this film/ documentary, I didn’t think it would live up to it but it 100% did. The surfing is next level and the camera work and how each place is portrayed is exceptional.

Don't believe the hype

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R1V80
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2015-12-02
Great surfing truly impressive, but this film gets confused with a tourist information commercial, with huge scenic montages that you don't really care for when what you want is a film about surfing.

Maybe the best surf flick I’ve ever seen

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alfraser
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2015-12-02
Incredibly well filmed and put together Surf film/ Mini Documentary about John (John) Florence & friends. Living the dream and doing the dream justice! A cinematic dream with heart.

Awesomeness Incarnate

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Hector of Hossegor
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2015-12-01
Simply put: a great exploration of the beauty of surfing and the beautiful places we go to find it.
Cracking stuff, John.