Ultimate Wave Tahiti
February 26, 2010 - October 26, 2010
Due to technical issues, Omnimax films will be unavailable through Sunday, July 5. We apologize for this inconvenience. Ticketing assistance is available by phone at (773) 684-1414 or in person at Museum ticket counters.
- This Omnimax Theater performance is suitable for all ages.
- Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
- This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
See description for details.
Featuring nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave follows a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Filmed in Tahiti and among the islands of French Polynesia, the film showcases dramatic giant screen surfing action in a unique Pacific paradise.
Kelly Slater and a group of friends arrive in Tahiti. With their host, Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer, they seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at the famed surf site Teahupo’o. As the surfer’s quest unfolds, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves and the islands that lie in their path. In stylized animated segments, the audience is propelled into the cosmos to discover the sources of a wave’s energy; and then back to Earth to witness the swirling dance of the atmosphere that will transfer energy deep into the ocean and shape a wave’s long journey across thousands of miles of open Pacific.