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The Endless Summer (1966)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Endless Summer (1966)

In Bruce Brown's ultimate, low-budget surfing documentary accentuated by the Sandals' theme song, about two wave chasers (Mike Hynson and Robert August) avoiding winter by following the summer season - an "endless summer":

  • the incredible surfing footage around the world (Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii and California) while searching for "the perfect wave" (finally found at Cape St. Francis in S. Africa)
  • the narrator's (director Bruce Brown) non-chalant, often-joking voice-over about the duo traveling the world looking for the best surfing spots - and experiencing an 'endless summer': "Many of us ride winter and summer, but the ultimate thing for us would be to have an endless summer. The only way to do this is to travel around the world"
  • the scenes of surfing in Australia with sharks


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