25th July 2014

Classic Surf Movies: The Endless Summer (1966)

Hailed as the greatest surf movie ever made, ‘The Endless Summer’ has been entertaining audiences since it’s release in 1966 and continues to win over new fans, even in today’s modern film making era.

The concept: “On any day of the year it is summer somewhere in the world…” Director, Bruce Brown, took 2 surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson following the summer season around the world in search of the perfect wave.

the endless summer

After searching the globe from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand,Tahiti, to Hawaii and California – the question remains, do they find the perfect wave..? The answer, YES they do! And it is in SOUTH AFRICA!

With it’s classic retro surfing footage and Bruce Brown’s quirky sense of humor, after 50 years, The Endless Summer, winning new fans.
If you have not yet seen this movie, do yourself a favour and check it out!

“This is Bruce Brown, thank you for watching, I hope you enjoyed my film.”

Amazon.com customer reviews say:

John Patrick Morgan: I don’t even surf and The Endless Summer is one of my favorite movies. I love the photography and the storyline of this film. People say, “But it’s about surfing…” they got it all wrong; it’s about freedom that the soul craves. I watch it at least 3x a year. Always puts a smile on my face and a joy in my heart. This movie reminds us that we are all looking for the “perfect wave” in life and sometimes we just have to remind ourselves that we’re already riding it. A beautiful film. Love it! Love it! Love it!

Linda Linguvic: As the film was made in 1966, it expressed a view of the world that is not politically correct today. For example, there are a lot of little jokes about the “natives” in an African tribe. But in spite of the words, it was obvious that everyone in the tribe enjoyed watching the surfers. Later, with the help of our surfers, these “natives” tried it themselves and soon were improvising their own surfboards.

The Endless Summer (
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Release date: January 1, 1966 (USA)
Director: Bruce Brown
Narrator: Bruce Brown
Starring: Michael Hynson, Robert August
Music composed by: The Sandals