Surfers and Cowboys
It has been said that the tragedy of life is not death itself, but what dies inside of us while we are still alive. Sadly, in recent years our culture has lost a transitional rite of passage into manhood and a rather ever present role model in a child’s life has never been so needed!
Bryan Jennings fell in love with surfing in California at age 10. By the time he was 13, his family would have to drag him out of the ocean and into the station wagon as they took their annual, family road trip to a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was on these trips, and especially at the rodeos, where Bryan established a huge respect for the cowboys, particularly their radical sport of bull riding.
Years later, after having a professional surfing career of his own, Bryan received a phone call from a sports agent inquiring about surf lessons for a few professional bull riders (Thad Newell, Zane Cook and Jake Nelson) on an upcoming trip to San Diego. Bryan gladly accepted the invitation but little did he know how that one phone call would open the door to an unexpected adventure.
One surf lesson turned into a friendship and that friendship turned into a life changing journey for Bryan and the bull riders as they traveled all the way from Hawaii to Oklahoma. On this journey they would meet up with some ot the world’s best big wave surfers (Nathan Fletcher, Aaron Gold, Derek Rabelo and Magno Passos) and bull riders (World Champ Mike Lee, Cody Nance, Lane Frost’s parents and Todd Pierce, founder of Riding High Ministries). Please join us as we discover that courage is being scared to death but saddling up and taking off anyways!
From the producers of Bethany Hamilton’s Heart of a Soul Surfer and Walking on Water movies, comes an exciting story of how the lives of three professional bull riders and three professional big wave surfers converge. Hold on tight as you watch these professional athletes ride 2,000 lb bulls and take 60 ft waves in this very entertaining and inspiring adventure where fear and faith collide.
Walking On Water is a Christian, non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this generation’s global surfing community. Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking on Water in 1995 with the vision of using his surfing abilities as the platform to share his faith with young people.