Modern Collective

Generation-defining 2009 surf video, filmed and edited by 24-year-old Australian Kai Neville. The hour-long Mod Coll, as it came to be known, was beautifully photographed, sharply edited, and showcased the quantum leap that aerial surfing had taken over the previous decade.

Neville, a protégé of Momentum's Tayor Steele, edited the entirety of Modern Collective—his first film—on his laptop. Mod Coll starred Dane Reynolds, Dion Agius, Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Yadin Nichol, and Jordy Smith,...