As both a former Senior Editor for Surfing magazine and Editor-in-Chief of SURFER, Sam George has been writing about the sport for over 30 years and is acknowledged as one of the pursuit’s leading experts. He's written and/or directed a number of acclaimed surfing documentaries, including the Sundance hit "Riding Giants," "Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau," an ESPN 30 for 30 classic, "The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story," and "Hollywood Don’t Surf," which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. "Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau," premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. It won two major audience awards at the Maui International Film Festival, including “The Movie That Mattered Most,” the 2013 SURFER magazine Poll for “Best Film” and an Emmy Award for “Best Sports Documentary.” Sam has written and edited more than half a dozen books on surfing and between film projects, he works guiding international surf trips. Since 2008, he's led a series of innovative academic expeditions to the remote islands off West Sumatra where he teaches a fully accredited university journalism course to 10 lucky surfer/students. One of the sport’s most well-traveled writers, Sam has explored the coastlines of over 40 countries, riding waves on every continent save Antarctica. On one of his latest adventures he rode waves near the Arctic Circle on the north coast of Iceland.
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