Laird Hamilton is a surfer, actor, and author. He will soon be seen in the upcoming feature film The Descendants, directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, opposite George Clooney. He's also appeared on CBS's Gary UnMarried and as a stunt double in the water for Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day and Kevin Costner in Waterworld. His most recent book is The Wave, which details the science of more than 100 ft waves and the surfers who ride them.

Wave-chaser Laird Hamilton discusses the 12 most memorable movies ever made about surfing, from documentaries to the slightly embarrassing ones. Plus, watch video of the best moments.