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Filmed By: Dale Davis
Year of Production: 1965
Duration: 55 minutes
- This is another classic.
- Filmed over a 3-year period in the early 60's.
- The commentary is poor quality and the music is a bit odd by today's
digital standards, but the surfing is classic.
- When you consider the antiquated equipment they rode back then, these
guys were legends.
- At the end of the film there is a shot of the largest wave ever ridden
(at that time).
- It'd have to be 30-foot +, and the guy who takes the drop is on what,
by today's standards, could only be called a log.
- There'd be a lot of today's pros who wouldn't even attempt this type
of thing without their jet-ski, life jacket and helicopters.
- This is a great flick.
IN SEARCH OF GRACE
Filmed by: Charles Brand
Year of Production: 2004
Running Time: 42 minutes
- This was co-named "Endless Summer, African Style.
- Good little short, sharp doco-type flick about 5 guys from Cape Town
who share their favourite local surf spots as well as take an amazing surf
trip up the West Coast where the desert seems endless, the locals are seals,
the water is like ice and the waves are unbelieveable.
IN GOD'S HANDS
Filmed By: Tom Stern
Year Of Production: 1998
Duration: 94 minutes
- Love 'em or Loathe 'em, the Jet Ski and Toe-In
Surfing is part & parcel of the surfing scene.
- Whether it is necessary to toe into 8 foot Coolangatta
swells or just a way of showing off, remains for the indvidual to decide,
but this film isn't about wimpy little 8 foot Coolangatta or even 20 foot
- It is about riding 40+ foot ocean swells.
- This is not a documentary, but rather a film about
what goes into turning a mere surfer into an extreme surfer.
- There are a number of "real" surfers
in this movie, including Shaun Tomson, Mike Stewart, Matt George, plus a host
of other top big wave riders.
- The storyline isn't too flash, but the surfing
and the overall content will keep genuine surfers interested for the 94 minutes.
- If you have stereo speakers on your TV, then turn
it up loud.
- In the theatre that I saw it in originally, you
could "feel" the waves breaking.
Filmed By: L John Hitchcock
Year Of Production: 1972
Duration: 76 minutes
- Bit fuzzy - possibly transferred from 16mm film