The Endless Summer [DVD]
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Iconic documentary in which film maker Bruce Brown follows two surfers around the world as they search for the perfect wave. American surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson dedicate the summer of 1964 to thrill-seeking on the waves, a quest that takes them to sun-soaked beaches in Australia, West Africa and the island of Tahiti. The pair meet a number of colourful local figures along the way and even brave shark-infested waters in their bid to reach surfing nirvana.
The definitive surf movie, this 1966 documentary by Bruce Brown is beautifully shot and thrilling to see in its portrait of youthful freedom on the world's shores. Brown followed two surfers around the globe in their quest for the perfect wave, finding it eventually on a remote beach far from home. The narration by "Big Kahuna Brown" cuts through the reverence a bit, being cheeky in tone. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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i love the old classic style of this film, both with the style of surfing (all on longboards) and the style of filming. but i think the best feature of this film is the running commentary by bruce brown. it's given with a completely hilarious dead-pan humour style.
any surfer, longboarder or shortboarder, must, i repeat must watch this film.
The film sums up what surfing is all about. The best line has to be 'You should have been here yesterday'. It seems that where ever the guys travelled to, the surf was always better the day before. If you are into you surfing, this film is a must see!
The adventures of Mike Hynson and Robert August are captured in a 90 minute colour film that follows the intrepid explorers in their 35,000 mile adventure around the world. Following an interesting introduction to the early sport of surfing in the 1960's, California is soon left behind for the simpler culture of Dakar in Senegal where magic waves and warm waters are soon discovered. The quest continues to Accra in Ghana and the (then) relatively undiscovered bejewelled coastline of South Africa, from Cape Town to Durban, where spectacular and unspoiled natural treasures are revealed and surfed.
Continuing to Australia the surfers visit Perth and Melbourne always, it appears, one step behind the perfect surf conditions. Their luck doesn't improve much when they reach Auckland in New Zealand, but compared to the crowded surf breaks of modern times they were surfing in paradise.
Tahiti was the next stop, (a place where there are no waves apparently!), and includes incredible footage of surfing waves out to sea - the result of a strong backwash form a steep beach.
The penultimate destination is the surfing Mecca of Hawaii and features some of the early big wave riders in their prime.
This must-see surf classic includes intelligent and witty commentary from Bruce Brown who, overall, does an excellent job in capturing the essence of the surfing spirit and the joy of riding awesome waves in the pristine surf-spots of the early 1960's.
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If you love surfing you will love this. A great film that even our 3 and 5 year old kids love to watch.Published 7 months ago by Loz
If you're in to surfing then you've got to be able to say that you've seen this. It's probably THE classic surf documentary, following two guys on their global search for the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by DangerMills
I ordered one CD. I was sent two. Neither worked. Each would play about 30 seconds of the movie, then freeze. Both CD cases were in German. Read morePublished 11 months ago by poochai
Fairly quick delivery. The product description says it's sent from Germany, it doesn't say the cover etc is in GermanPublished 17 months ago by G SMITH
The original surfers in search of great wave movie. Although slightly more like a documentary much of the time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr. G. P. Barnett