HBO has given the green light to 100 Foot Wave Season 3, which will continue the Emmy-winning original docuseries. The first two seasons are available to stream on Max.
100 Foot Wave is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith (HBO’s Branson) and executive produced by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony winner Joe Lewis (Fleabag).
The show chronicles the adventures of big wave surfing legend Garrett McNamara, his wife, Nicole, and their nucleus of friends and fellow surfers in Nazaré, Portugal as they push the boundaries of their sport and the limits of their minds and bodies.
Zach Rothfeld also executive produced with Library Films, and Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom and Maria Zuckerman serve as executive producers for Topic Studios.
Season two, which debuted in the spring, has been nominated for six Primetime Emmys, the most for a documentary series this year, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program.
The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program for season one in 2022.
“We couldn’t be more excited to continue the journey with our incredible surfers and crew,” said director Chris Smith.
“HBO have been amazing partners. Endlessly grateful for their enthusiasm, support, and creative collaboration.”
“We’re thrilled the search for the legendary 100 foot wave will continue and excited to expand on the incredible universe of surfers and stories in pursuit,” added executive producer Joe Lewis.
“So much gratitude goes to the McNamara family, the big wave community, the brilliant production team, the town of Nazaré, and our amazing partners at HBO for bringing the series to life.”
100 Foot Wave Season 3 is produced by Topic Studios, Library Films and Amplify Pictures.
The HBO series is directed by Chris Smith. The executive producers include Chris Smith, Joe Lewis, Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman, and Zach Rothfeld.