If you had to pick one event that changed the perception of professional windsurfing in the eyes of the general public, the Maui Windsurfing Grand Prix 1982 would be one of the greatest examples.

The historical competition got underway in 18 knots of wind, 10-foot wave sets, and attracted sailors from Japan, Africa, England, Switzerland, Australia, and North America. Tom Tatum filmed the windsurfing contest that defined a new era for the sport. [more]
The high-quality documentary explores the competition itself – the freestyle (wave surfing and jumping), dual surf slalom, and course racing action – but also features interviews with the athletes, and showcases the social side of the event.