The Endless Summer Reviews
August 15, 2009
"The Endless Summer" is a great movie to watch when you just want to relax and see a good movie. It's about a couple of surfers who go around the world trying to find the perfect wave. You'll see them travel to many places while they try to find the best surfing spots the world has to offer. Really, the movie's not completely about surfing, it's about being young and free and just enjoying yourself. I've been to the ocean several times, but I've never really tried to surf, but I really liked this movie. The scenery and photography is done as well as it could've been and the storyline is interesting and it will keep you watching the whole time without you getting bored any.
I recommend anybody to get "The Endless Summer." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.
August 15, 2012
A relaxed, beautiful look at an American sub-culture, The Endless Summer is a wonderful little film about the longest summer vacation ever.
July 30, 2009
At the end, Bruce Brown says, "I hope you liked my film." And, the answer is, yes, Bruce, I did! This laid-back documentary perfectly gives the audience an idea of what surfing is all about. It's about being one with nature and going with the flow of life. Here, it's just two guys traveling the world looking for the perfect wave. It starts quietly and ends quietly. No dialogue, just Bruce Brown providing his humorous narration throughout. Deservedly the classic surfing documentary!
June 22, 2008
I will probably never surf but I still really enjoyed this film. Breathtaking to look at and with the right amount of humor to keep you interested.
January 30, 2008
This movie is awesome. Watch it, by all means. It's a great surfing documentary and really enjoyable to watch.
September 28, 2007
What a great chronicle of some really beautiful places in the world. I knew someone who was at that cape southwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He said the same thing, "The waves were great, every day, there."
July 25, 2014
A gentle, joyful movie about the pleasure of surfing and the camaraderie of the riders of waves. It's not about the big waves and the big names, though they're mentioned, it's just about living the lifestyle. And the laid back, friendly style of the movie embodies the style of the people. It's an engaging look at the surf scene in the 60s that even captures a non-surfer audience's rapt attention.
February 13, 2014
The perfect example of real world adventure and discovery, featuring amazing locations and an easy listening narrative. A story so good, non-surfing fans can appreciate it.
April 30, 2013
A carefree, beautiful, and surprisingly diplomatic journey around the world.
December 20, 2012
Absolutely loved this. The passion for the sport and the beauty of the places they go are conveyed in a very accessible and loving way.
August 26, 2012
One of those movies everybody needs to watch.
September 27, 2012
A very interesting idea and filmed very well. This documentary reaches out to any viewer and is not just for surfers. Beautiful scenery and excellent waves.
July 31, 2012
Visually gorgeous and engrossing documentary about surfing as Bruce Brown follows our two intrepid heroes Mike Hynson and Robert August around the globe in search of big waves and good vibes. It not only captured the thrilling sport of surfing for the public but also documented the culture that the sport had come to thrive and develop out of. The laid back mellow easy going nature of the sport's fans are on full display as well as their good natured humor which is what makes this film such a joy to watch. Sit back and relax and enjoy the surfin' safari for the perfect wave as they chase the dream of The Endless Summer.
June 23, 2012
the first great surfing movie
June 3, 2012
best documentary I've ever seen
April 5, 2012
The constant narration at times made me wish they had sound equipment when making this documentary, but its homemade nature makes it all the more charming and impressive that they captured so many amazing images and impressive surfing shots. If you're not a surfer then you'll probably learn a lot about surfing, if are a surfer then I would imagine you've been told this is required viewing. The staged jokes are eye-rollingly corny and after a while you might start to feel just how much surfing you've been watching, but parts of this film are bound to win most people over.
October 8, 2011
Awesome film. Makes you want to surf so badly. Beautiful cinematography and witty narration. Watch it!
April 21, 2011
This movie has inspired me to surf:P
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March 2, 2011
Bruce Brown brings you one of the first pictures to document the surfing community and the sport itself. He also narrates and at times is quite funny with his casual and friendly approach. I've never been surfing, but The Endless Summer makes me want to give it a try. However, it is a documentary and besides its beautiful photography, there isn't much to keep its viewers occupied. But it serves its purpose well nonetheless.
February 12, 2011
nice and funny surf movie..