Film: Endless Summer

Endless Summer is a documentary film created by Bruce Brown. This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the main stream and popularizing the sport around the world. It follows a duo of surfers on a quest around the globe chasing the dream of an endless summer. It showcases places where surfing is popular as well as cultures who have never seen a surf board.


This film provides examples of:

  • Darkest Africa: Implied multiple times by the narrator during the scenes in Africa. As the film was released in 1964, Brown's views on Africans are often unenlightened, to say the least, though usually good-intentioned.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The narrator gets pretty snarky at times. "No place more then this 'secret spot.' Malibu Beach, California, famous for it's Malibu Outriggers, surfing, and girls."