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Fish: Surfboard Documentary
Great movie. Should come with a warning:
viewer discretion advised, you will end up buying a fish.
I loved this movie, it's right up there with Single Fin Yellow
and One CA Day. If you're from San Diego, you'll really appreciate
it. Even if you're not, it's still really good. Good surfing
footage, great history lesson, just all around good. I wish
there were others like it.Great to watch while the surf is
Compared to other surf DVD films being flooded
into the market these days, this is not bad. Music is good,
footage is good (note: SHOT ON FILM, not video). It was somewhat
hard to figure out where they were. We have clear scenery
change, but no indicator to tell us where they really were
except for the traditional Irish folk music that obviously
indicated they were surfing Ireland. Director's commentary
is witty and insightful and gives us perspective that few
surf films give us and basically provides a good reason to
watch it again -- and again.
"When Matt Archbold started surfing
back in 1979 at age 11 the world had no idea that it was about
to witness one of the most explosive surfers to ever set foot
on a surfboard. With a career spanning nearly 3 decades now,
Archy is considered to be the most successful free surfer
of all time and one of the originators of high performance
This is a movie that teaches
us about life and how to live it. Definitely a must see movie.
After watching this movie many times, I am
never bored to watch it again. The men and women who ride
those massive waves, their philosophy about surfing and life,
keeps you wanting more. This movie is definitely a keeper
that you will never get bored watching. A great surf movie
for surfers and non-surfers.
Don't be fooled by the cover that this movie
may be a glory run of Kelly Slater's life. It is much much
more than that. Letting Go gives a real glimpse into who Kelly
Slater is. The candid interviews and the rivalry with Andy
is presented in a real down to earth style. Great footage
of Kelly free surfing, probably footage never seen before.
After watching this movie you realise what it is to be a true
champion. I have watched this movie many times now and never
bored to watch it again. Definitely a movie worth watching,
and one of our all time favourites.
The surfing documentary "Bustin'
Down the Door" focuses on the Australian and South African
surfers that pioneered pro surfing back in the 1970s. Filled
with beautiful original footage as well as open, honest, and
sometimes emotional interviews, the movie successfully conveys
the challenges that Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Peter Townend,
Ian Cairns, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, and Michael
Tomson faced in their quest to bring surfing to a worldwide,
professional level. Overall the movie is well worth watching
and is not your typical surf movie as it deals with much more
than just the sport.
Hot Buttered Soul was a revolutionary
four track LP released by Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays in
1969. A few months later, 20-year-old Terry Fitzgerald, fresh
from a Hawaiian winter season and a big fan of funk and soul
rhythms decided to identify the name for his new surfboard
company with this multi-layered music genre. But all three
words didn't quite fit on the rainbow sash logo.
Thus Hot Buttered Surfboards were born
- and with it one of surfing's true originals. But the third
word never went missing. Instead it's lived in the handmade,
hand-painted HB surfboards and the styles that arose from
riding them, over three decades, in the best surf on the planet.
A friend Steve Core a surf photography legend
dropped into our surf shop and left a few copies of his truly
classic movie 'Ocean Rhythms'. Ocean Rhythms has incredible
vintage footage of the unique styles of many world class surfers
of the day including MP, Rabbit, Mark Richards and P.T in
their primes. And features memorable footage of Terry Richardson,
Col Smith, Ian Cairns and Peter Crawford all innovators of
the surfing world in the 70's.
This movie is definitely a must have, if
it was a book it would take pride position on my coffee table.
If you are from this era, like I am, you will appreciate the
surfboards and surfers and those cute boardshorts we all used
to wear. If you are not you will appreciate the pure stoke
of the early Australian pioneers in surfing.
If you are thinking about watching Bustin'
Down the Door watch this first as it documents the period prior to where
BDTD comes in.
Ocean rhythms was shot on 16mm film 35 years
ago and has now been digitally remastered into DVD format.
In 1975 Tracks Magazine said this about Ocean
Rhythms: For once a surf-film maker has given an audience
what they have been wanting; an honest in-depth surfer’s
movie featuring Australia’s best surfers on their favorite
They call it The Endless Summer the ultimate
surfing adventure, crossing the glob in search of the perfect
wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled
seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and
beyond, these California surfers accomplish in a few months
what most people never do in a lifetime... They live their
This movie really takes you back to
the REAL reason we surf and that's the joy of the ride and
being one with the wave. What an incredible thing to see big
waves on the big screen too! Even non-surfers would greatly
enjoy this movie, it's funny and at the same time it really
taught me some life lessons, not just surfing ones. I would
recommend it to anyone. And if you do surf and you want someone
you know to understand why you do it, show them this surfing
DVD movie, they'll get the picture.
Presenting the newest film from the
family that made surf-film history, (Bruce Brown, Endless
Summer, Dana Brown, Step into Liquid) Wes Brown and T.J. Barrack
take us on-location to the beautiful waters of Peru where
surfing is a way of life and surfers are worshiped as National
Based on the inspirational true story of
surfing icon Jay Moriarty, OF MEN AND MAVERICKS tells the
story of a young man's quest to surf Northern California's
most dangerous wave, and the local legend who takes him under
his wing. What begins as a mentor-ship turns into a unique
lifelong bond, as the two unlikely friends discover that there
is nothing more powerful than pushing your limits and chasing
a nearly impossible dream.
Fiji is the destination for some intrepid
surfers on this program. Some of the waves are highly dangerous
and usually regarded as off-limits to surfers, making this
a real treat for adrenaline addicts.
Laird - The footage shocked the world.
Had it not been captured, no one would believe it was possible,
but there it was. Strapped - For years, big wave riders have
watched massive waves break on the outer reefs. The physical
size and speed of these waves prevented conventional equipment
and surfing techniques...but in 1992, eight watermen formed
Strapped. Their goal was to develop a strategy which would
enable them to safely break this barrier. Tow-in surfing would
be realized on one of the biggest waves in the world, and
you#ll be there to see it all!
opening sequence, with Mike Parsons riding a 70-foot wall
of water, was possibly the most exciting beginning to any
film I have ever seen. The film chronicles the ongoing search
to find and ride the world's biggest wave by eight hardcore
surfers of tremendous courage and discipline. Their expedition
takes them from Oregon to Australia, from Tahiti to Hawaii
to Mexico, and Europe in between. The best surf movie, and
one of the best action movies I've ever seen.
End of the Road Project: Corey Lopez
The Spring 2003 Tahiti sessions saw
forty-four of the world's best touring surfers, a handful
of hellmen and the local crew meet The Swell From Hell head-on.
Meanwhile, at The Right, death-defying barrels are forgotten
for an afternoon as Chris Ward, Kalani Robb, Joel Parkinson,
Shea Lopez and Taylor Knox blow the tops off of some of the
best high-performance waves the world has to offer. And the
reason everyone's here in the first place: The Billabong Tahiti
Pro goes off in epic conditions. Andy Irons, Shane Dorian,
Cory Lopez and crew score perfect barrels with Kelly Slater
weaving through mind-blowing sections in an epic final against
Taj Burrow to claim his second Teahupo'o win. Commentary by
Shea Lopez and Pat O'Connell.
In Black and White is an in-depth profile
of 6-time world surfing champ, Kelly Slater (Riding Giants),
before he went on to be the most dominant and influential
surfer of all time! In Black and White is arguably one of
the best surf films of all time on the most exciting surfer
in the world!
Blue Horizon is a surf movie with a
new angle. For the last two years Jack McCoy follows the lives
of current world surfing champion Andy Irons and 'soul surfer'
Dave 'Rasta' Rastovich. The movie looks at cultural differences
between the worlds of competition surfing and free surfing.
The film has a backdrop of the history of surfing, as well
as, visiting some amazing surf locations around the globe.
An amazing movie with only the best
surf footage ever released onto a 16mm film. Jack Johnson
not only a gifted surfer, and singer/songwriter, but also
a movie genius. The visual aspect of this movie is great,
the surf adventure is amzaing, and it even has an awesome
soundtrack to back it up. Rad job Jack I give it 2 enthusiastic
From Mick Fanning tearing at J-Bay
to Jamie O'Brien barrelled at Backdoor, Deeper, faster, harder,
higher' From Mick Fanning tearing at J-Bay to Jamie O'Brien
barrelled at Backdoor, Fresh from the success of his profile
video FANNING THE FIRE, the world's fastest surfer joins Pipeline
charger and new-school aerialist, Jamie O'Brien, to
lift the levels of surfing progression. A tight, fast, well-edited
surf video, with teen sensation Dane Reynolds boosting at
Trestles, Australian prodigy Travis Lynch letting loose in
Indonesia, and European junior champ Pablo Gutierrez threading
throaty barrels off the coast of Africa.
The action never stops in this surfing
DVD Kevin Connelly's amazing footwork winning him the MSA
Club Classic contest at Malibu; one of the best days ever
at Swami's; Cardiff, Rincon, and even the Wedge going off;
Joel Tudor free-surfing Cardiff and styling his way to victory
at the US Open at Huntington; and an hilarious section featuring
a radio a controlled surfer ripping HUGE (to him) gnarlburgers.
"Longboard Fever" is a must have. the DVD also contains
20 minutes bonus footage!
years after directing the documentary The Endless Summer,
Bruce Brown went on a similar quest with two surfers to find
the perfect wave. With a bigger budget and more sophistication
in the production, this sequel is even more spectacular. What
is lost in innocence--which The Endless Summer was rich in--is
made up for in stunning looks at pristine beaches on exotic
and even unlikely (for example, Alaska) shores.
Jeffreys Bay is one of the natural
wonders of the surfing world. A perfect right point break
en route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on Africa¿s southern
tip, Starring: Kelly Slater, Mark Occhilupo, Damien Hobgood,
Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Dean Morrison,
Taj Burrow, Dan Malloy and more¿ Music By: Blood of Abraham,
Dynamite Boy, Phunk Junkeez, Richmond Sluts, Jay Soul, The
Hangmen, and Get Set Go.
An incredible film for young and old.
A tribute to the fact that life doesn't end after 60. A healthy
mind and attitude can carry a person well into their 90's.
"Doc" Ball is an example, still surfing at the age
of 93. There is joy, laughter, and even a few tears, a film
that is touching and filled with the Aloha Spirit.
Doc's photography was published worldwide in The Encyclopedia
Britannica, National Geographic Magazine, Life Magazine
and the London Daily Mirror. Lensman covers Doc's relationship
with the Father of Surfing, Duke Kahanamoku. Includes a
breathtaking sequence of Doc skateboarding down a a steep
hill at 92 years old.
Follow four world-class surfers living
the lifestyle most only dream about - for three months these
adventurers drive their Chevy Suburban from dusty Baja to
tropical mainland's Puerto Escondido. "Siestas &
Olas", Spanish meaning 'naps' and 'waves', beautifully
captures the true travel experience.
The fourth surfing movie Bruce Brown
made travels to Mexico, California and Florida, along with
a trip to Australia and Hawaii with Phil Edwards. Features
a fifteen-foot shark checking the line-up at Rincon and
the first wave ever ridden at Pipeline. Time to hang ten
with another of Brown's outstanding surf.
Not to be confused with the 2002 feature
film of the same title, Blue Crush is billed as the original
all-girl surfer's movie, and it's guaranteed to please devotees
of the sport. It's a mixed blessing, however, because it assumes
familiarity with the sport and its superstars.
The second film by the grandfather
of surf movies, Bruce Brown, Surf Crazy focuses on a surfing
trip to Mexico in 1959, a time when surfing was so obscure
that most of the Mexicans encountered along the Pacific
shoreline had no idea why the crazy young Americans had
long wooden boards strapped to the roof of their cars.