Time Out says
Over-familiar with their local Californian surf, danger-seekers Snips, Skindog, Barney, Flea et al look to pastures new for that elusive ‘big one’. And find it they do, three years later, in the form of a shimmering 80-foot glass mountain of such breathtaking magnitude it makes you feel giddy with awe. What’s especially impressive about this scene is the way the image opens out and slowly tracks backwards (via helicopter) to reveal the insignificant figure of Mike ‘Snips’ Parsons skimming down the face of the biggest, most dangerous, volume of water this writer’s ever laid eyes on. The rest of the wave-riding footage – much of it shot at close-quarters and from water level – is also exemplary, if not quite as spectacular. ‘Billabong Odyssey’ may not be as evocative a film as Jack Johnson’s immaculate ‘September Sessions’, but it’s still one hell of a spectacle.