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 is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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