The Endless Summer Reviews
The VO is a bit tacky but the vibe & the feel of the film is great. May have a been more interesting in they covered more ground but interesting none the less.
A must see film for its era & still relevant today. It's always the passion of surfing that makes these films so accessible.
It's nice to watch a doc that knows not to take itself so seriously. What happens in the end isn't just cool surfing, it's also an exploration of humanity and the planet itself. The brief relationships the surfers build with the African's who are in awe of them is a beautiful humanizing thing once the village members (who fish in those waters to live) begin getting a knack for the board. And from an historical standpoint it's hilarious to hear the travelers gripe about $30 hotels, $1 coffee and a $10 tank of gas like it's all highway robbery. I say that knowing full-well the perspective of inflation. As the narrator says, most of the places they visit look just like California (sans zebras) and it makes the whole wide world just seem a little cozier.