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Not to be confused with the 1974 GreatestHitsAlbum ''Endless Summer'' by Music/TheBeachBoys, or with the visual novel ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', or with tropes such as EndlessWinter or ItsAlwaysSpring.

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Not to be confused with the 1974 GreatestHitsAlbum ''Endless Summer'' by Music/TheBeachBoys, or with the visual novel ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'' (or with ''VisualNovel/EverlastingSummer'', for that matter), or with tropes such as EndlessWinter or ItsAlwaysSpring.

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* ThankingTheViewer: The film ends with Brown saying "This is Bruce Brown. Thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed my film."


This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream and popularizing the sport around the world. The bulk of the movie follows two California surfer dudes, Mike Hynson and Robert August. After it starts to get cold in California in the fall, Hynson and August go on a quest around the globe, traveling to the Southern Hemisphere in search of an "endless summer". The film showcases places where surfing is popular as well as cultures who have never seen a surf board.

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This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream and popularizing the sport around the world. The bulk of the movie follows two California surfer dudes, Mike Hynson and Robert August. After it starts to get cold in California in the fall, Hynson and August go on a quest around the globe, traveling to the Southern Hemisphere in search of an "endless summer". The film showcases places where surfing is popular as well as cultures who have never seen a surf board.
board. Occasionally the journey of Hynson and August is interrupted by interludes showing surfing in California or the north shore of Oahu.


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* ImplausibleDeniability: There was an idea that there was no surfing in Tahiti because of the coral reefs. Despite this Mike and Robert find an area with no coral reef area and surf the heck out of it. Brown's narration recounts one man telling Mike "Hey, there are no waves in Tahiti" right after watching Mike surf a wave.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: One scene in Australia has both Mike and Robert falling off their surfboards because they are too busy ogling a very sexy local girl named Pearl who is surfing with them.

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* POVCam: Brown takes the camera with him to give a POV of what it's like to surf. He manages to record himself wiping out.

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* ShoutOut: The narration calls their South African tour guide Terrence "Terrence of Africa". The film then cuts to show the three of them walking across sand dunes reminiscent of ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''.


This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.

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This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream and popularizing the sport around the world. It The bulk of the movie follows a duo of surfers two California surfer dudes, Mike Hynson and Robert August. After it starts to get cold in California in the fall, Hynson and August go on a quest around the globe chasing globe, traveling to the dream Southern Hemisphere in search of an endless summer. It "endless summer". The film showcases places where surfing is popular as well as cultures who have never seen a surf board.

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* TravelogueShow: Concentrating on the beach scene, of course, but they do visit quite a few places. Stops along the way include Malibu, Hawaii, Senegal, Ghana, South Africa (they take a gondola to Table Mountain), Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti.


* DarkestAfrica: Implied multiple times in narration 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. (In one scene the narrator suggests that the American surfers visiting Africa worry about getting "speared by a native.")

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* DarkestAfrica: Implied multiple times in narration 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. (In In one scene the narrator suggests that the American surfers visiting Africa worry about getting "speared by a native.")" The word "primitive" is used a lot, there's a joke about cannibalism...on the other hand, Bowen in his narration is bowled over by the skill of Ghanaians trying surfing for the first time. He's especially impressed when one man manages to briefly stand upright on the board while riding his very first wave.


* DarkestAfrica: Implied multiple times in narration 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.

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* DarkestAfrica: Implied multiple times in narration 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. (In one scene the narrator suggests that the American surfers visiting Africa worry about getting "speared by a native.")


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* SarcasmMode: Brown describes the "secret spot" of--Malibu Beach, CA, as the camera shot shows the water full of people.


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* TitleDrop: Bowen talks about the difference between summer and winter surf conditions in California and then says "but the ultimate thing for most of us would be to have an endless summer." Then later two surfers actually try to find the "endless summer" by flying to various Southern Hemisphere destinations after summer ends in California.


* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Several Hollywood distributors rejected the film because they didn't think it would have any appeal, even after Brown sold out multiple screenings in Wichita, Kansas in the middle of winter. They came around once Brown had the film successfully run in New York for a year.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Several Hollywood distributors rejected the film because they didn't think it would have any appeal, even after FailureMontage: Brown sold defines the term "wipeout" and then provides a whole montage of surfers wiping out multiple screenings in Wichita, Kansas in the middle of winter. They came around once and falling off their boards.
* {{Narrator}}: Bruce
Brown had provides cheerful, upbeat narration of the film successfully run in New York for a year.surfing scene.


''The Endless Summer'' is a 1964 documentary film (nationally released in 1966) produced, written, directed, and narrated by Bruce Brown. This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.

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''The Endless Summer'' is a 1964 documentary film (nationally released in 1966) about surfing produced, written, directed, and narrated by Bruce Brown. Brown.

This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.


''The Endless Summer'' is a 1964 documentary film (nationally released in 1966) created by Bruce Brown. This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.

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''The Endless Summer'' is a 1964 documentary film (nationally released in 1966) created produced, written, directed, and narrated by Bruce Brown. This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.



* DarkestAfrica: 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.

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* DarkestAfrica: Implied multiple times by the narrator in narration 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.


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Not to be confused with the 1974 GreatestHitsAlbum ''Endless Summer'' by Music/TheBeachBoys, or with visual novel ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', or with tropes such as EndlessWinter or ItsAlwaysSpring.

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Not to be confused with the 1974 GreatestHitsAlbum ''Endless Summer'' by Music/TheBeachBoys, or with the visual novel ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', or with tropes such as EndlessWinter or ItsAlwaysSpring.


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''The Endless Summer'' is a 1964 documentary film (nationally released in 1966) created by Bruce Brown. This film is responsible for bringing the surf movie genre to the mainstream 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.

Brown made a sequel, ''The Endless Summer II'', in 1994. His son Dana continued the genre with ''The Endless Summer Revisited'' (2000) and ''Step Into Liquid'' (2003).

Not to be confused with the 1974 GreatestHitsAlbum ''Endless Summer'' by Music/TheBeachBoys, or with visual novel ''VisualNovel/EndlessSummer'', or with tropes such as EndlessWinter or ItsAlwaysSpring.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* CultSoundtrack: Provided by the instrumental surf-rock group The Sandals. The soundtrack actually began life as an unrelated album released under the title ''Scrambler!'' in 1964; it was repackaged as the soundtrack album when the film was nationally released in 1966.
* DarkestAfrica: 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator gets pretty snarky at times. "No place more then this 'secret spot': Malibu Beach, California, famous for its Malibu Outriggers, surfing, and girls."
* {{Documentary}}: Of early 1960s Malibu surf culture.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Several Hollywood distributors rejected the film because they didn't think it would have any appeal, even after Brown sold out multiple screenings in Wichita, Kansas in the middle of winter. They came around once Brown had the film successfully run in New York for a year.
* RunningGag: "You guys really missed it. You should've been here yesterday!"
* SurferDude: The main characters just want to surf.
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