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"Waveforms" is a short film documenting snowsurfing's surf-inspired roots and what developed into a way of living in the snowy mountains Japan. Snowsurfing began in the U.S. as surfers searched for a way to replicate the feeling of surfing but on snow. What was called snowsurfing became known as snowboarding and became dominated by the influence of skateboarding rather than surf. Meanwhile, snowsurfing began developing in the snowy mountains of Japan after Shinzo Tanuma became inspired by the early snowsurfers of America. In Japan, snowsurfing evolved into a lifestyle, a means to connect with nature and find peace in ones life.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English, Japanese
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Richard Seehausen