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Filmed By: Bruce Brown
Year Of Production: 1964
Duration: 88 minutes
- This is the surf video that all others are judged
- Made over a period of a couple of years, it was
the ultimate in surfing travel "documentaries".
- The notion was pretty simple.
- Take a couple of good surfers and chase the summer
around the world.
- Some of the situations are a bit contrived, such
as the hike over the endless sand dunes to "discover" Cape St Francis,
or the "no surf in Tahiti" bit.
- But the spots they surfed and the people they met
made this far more than just another surf flick.
- This was THE surf flick.
- I watched it for something like a week straight
at a surf film festival back in the 60's, and have probably viewed it in excess
of 200 times since.
- It's a classic.
Filmed By: Bruce Brown
Year Of Production: Around 1990
Duration: 101 minutes
- It was a long time coming, but Endless Summer II
was well worth the wait.
- As with ES 1, this film has a few contrived bits
which are fairly corny, and the segment shot with Nat Young is down-right
- It was good to see some of the old characters like
Robert August and John Whitmore, as well as some of the old places like Cape
- This flick was certainly not going to follow the
route of the original Endless Summer, which in some respects was unfortunate,
but it did introduce the traveling surfer to what in 1990 were isolated or
scarcely surfed regions of our planet.
- Not so these days though, with places like G-Land
and Tavarua now hosting rounds of the World Surfing Championships.
- I sometimes wonder whether people like Gerry Lopez
regret the loss of their private little pieces of paradise to the world of
the traveling surfer.
- But that aside, this 8th (and probably final) contribution
from the Bruce Brown Collection is great and worth getting hold of.
Filmed By: Dana Brown
Year Of Production: 2000
Duration: 70 minutes
- It sounded so simple, yet in 1966 a young filmmaker
named Bruce Brown captured the essence of a sport as never before.
- To stand atop a crescendo of water, to ride on
nature's all powerful wave feeling the speed and spray accelerate with each
moment, and to embrace a lifestyle uniquely connected to a single word, SURFING.
- The film was "THE ENDLESS SUMMER".
- Now, Bruce Brown and filmmaker son, Dana, have
created an all new classic, featuring never-before-seen footage from "The
- Embark on a journey of adventure, discovery and
the incredible challenge of facing a fifteen foot wall of water as the sport's
greatest surfers look back on the thrills, the spills, and the movie that
uniquely embraced the lifelong search for that shining beach, that glowing
sunset, that perfect wave.
- This is a great little film.
- Dana Brown laughingly says that it is just another
way of extracting people's hard-earned money from them.
- But whether that's a fact or not, it IS a fact
that it's a great piece of light entertainment.
Filmed By: Paul Witzig
Year of Production: 1969
Duration: 78 minutes
- This is definitely an oldie but a goodie.
- There is no commentary to speak of, and very little indication of where
the spots are that are being filmed.
- Hot surfers of the time were featured. Keith Paul, Wayne Lynch, Nat Young,
Butch Cooney, etc...
- There are a lot of overseas places featured including France, Morocco,
Portugal, Puerto Rico, and so-on.
- Thirty years ago this was considered very daring stuff.
- Most of the places they visited probably didn't have any idea what surfboards
were, let alone see people riding them.
- You won't find any made for film set-ups like in some American surf flicks.
- This was 100% surf action.