• Best Surfing Movies

    As surfers ride the waves at the annual Mavericks Invitational on Jan. 20, 2013, here's a look at some of the most iconic movies about surfing. In the 1991 film "Point Break," directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is an FBI agent who works to capture bank robber who may also be surfers.
  • Best Surfing Movies

    In 1966, "The Endless Summer" was released and directed by Bruce Brown. The documentary follows the journey of surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August, who are on a mission to find and ride the "perfect wave."
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    In "The Endless Summer 2" Bruce Brown profiles two young surfers who are on their way to major surfing spots around the world.
  • Best Surfing Movies

    "Step Into Liquid" is a 2003 surfing documentary directed by Dana Brown, the son of surfer and filmmaker Bruce Brown. It profiles some of largest waves ever captured on film.
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    In 2004's "Riding Giants," Stacy Peralta's documentary delves into the origins of surfing, particularly big wave surfing.
  • Best Surfing Movies

    "Surfing Hollow Days" is a 1961 documentary film by Bruce Brown who also directed "Endless Summer."
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    "Thicker Than Water" is a 2000 documentary directed by singer and songwriter Jack Johnson and Chris Malloy. Surfers Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian are featured in the film.
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    "A Brokedown Melody" is a 2004 documentary directed by Jack Johnson and Chris Malloy, who also directed "Thicker than Water." The film premeired at the Malibu International Film Festival.
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    "Big Wednesday" is a 1978 coming of age film that follows the lives of California surfers in early '60s to the '70s. The film was directed by John Milius.
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    Filmmakers for 2010's "Castles in the Sky" describe the film as: "a visual whirlwind that follows surfers to the farthest reaches of the known surf world and beyond...Filmed in five countries over three years, the movie delves into the true heart of the locations while the surfers travel through them with a sense of open-minded awe."
  • Best Surfing Movies

    In 2010's "180 Degrees South," the film takes viewers along adventurer Jeff Johnson's quest to retrace the 1968 path of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.
  • Best Surfing Movies

    In 2002's "Jack Johnson: The September Sessions," the 16mm film features surfers Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Rob Machado's trip to the coast of Sumatra.
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