40 Years of Waves: The Extraordinary Life of Surfer and SUPer Robby Naish

Robby Naish is windsurfing royalty. But he also kiteboards, surfs, and SUPs. Learn all about the icon in this doc following Naish’s post-pro career life. 

Twenty-four-time World Champion watersport athlete Robby Naish is back. Well, sort of. “The last year has proven a pivotal one for the surf sports legend — Naish finds himself being challenged in and out of the water like never before,” Red Bull teased.

The Red Bull TV episode “The Longest Wave” features Naish as he navigates all kinds of adventures, including some pretty big waves.

Robby Naish with paddleboard in a wetsuit looking out over the Namibian ocean
(Photo/Craig Kolesky, Red Bull Content Pool)

In “The Longest Wave,” filmmaker Joe Berlinger travels the globe with Naish. More specifically, Berlinger documents an important life event for Naish: his transition from 40 years on the pro circuit to post-competition life.

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In 1976, Naish won his first windsurfing world championship, at age 13. He has since racked up a total of 24 championship titles.

Curious about the kind of life this windsurfing, SUPing, and kiteboarding legend leads, as well as what’s next? Find out in the film.

Run time: 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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