The Endless Summer (1966)

The Endless Summer (1966)

Released: 1966
Genre: Documentary, Genre, Sport
Director: Bruce Brown
Starring: Lord James Blears, Michael Hynson, Robert August, ,
Run time: 95 min
IMDb: 7.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 77317

Synopsis

Storyline:
They call it The Endless Summer the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, these California surfers accomplish in a few months what most people never do in a lifetime…They live their dream. Director Bruce Brown creates a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. When it first played in theaters, audiences lined up to see it again and again, spellbound by its thrilling excitement and awesome photography. But in fact, what’s most compelling about the film is the sport of surfing itself, and once you’ve seen it, you’ll never forget why.
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User Reviews: Forget the Hollywood teen scene movies from the 60’s with Frankie and Annette. That was teen exploitation (and the teens knew it and didn’t watch them, either). This movie is completely different.

"Endless Summer" is not exactly a drama, but not exactly a documentary either. You follow two young surfers as they travel the globe looking for the elusive "Endless Summer" of year-round surfing. The narration is hilarious and the surf action will make even the novice landlubber want to grab a raft and skip across the backyard pool.

No bikini-clad girls trying to understand boys. No swim-trunk clad boys trying to understand girls. No meddling chaperones and hilarious hi-jinks. No musical guest stars. What you get is one of the best films about surfing and Life. Period.

Surfers will own it already, but for those who haven’t seen it – see it.

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