Finally - the ultimate surfing collection available as a box set
Titles include: The Endless Summer...
They call it The Endless Summer, the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe 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 dream.
Slippery When Wet...
It was the summer of 1959. I was a 20 year old lifeguard in San Clemente, California, which to date is the only real job Ive ever held.
At nights I worked as a glorified janitor at Dael Velzys surf shop.
Occasionally, while I swept up, Dale would show an 8mm surf film Id made while stationed on a submarine in Hawaii.
He charged 25 cents, and on a big night wed rake in as much as six dollars.
Dale, however being one of surfings great characters, envisioned bigger and better things for me.
We spent the summer negotiating about making a real (16mm surf film).
Hed pay for it and I would make it.
Surf Crazy was my second surf film.
It was 1959. Eisenhower was President.
Hawaii had just become a state and sputniks orbited the Earth while American rockets blew up with great regularity at Cape Canaveral.
Most surfboards were still made of balsa wood and surfers were rarely found outside of Hawaii and California.
By 1960 I had the making of my surf films down to a science, which was, basically, work my guts out.
If the film was done right it looked effortless.
People would say, Boy, making that movie must have been a lot of fun. Somehow theyd be oblivious to the fact Id spent twelve hours a day for the last four months in an editing room and had skin the colour of a man whos been locked in a closet for six years.
Surfing Hollow Days...
In 1961, Bruce Brown made his fourth film- SURFING HOLLOW DAYS. The world of surfing was changing.
Most of the boards were now made of foam, surfers were doing more travelling (often on jets, which were replacing prop planes) and Phil Edwards became the first person to ride a seemingly unridable spot which became known as the Pipeline.
During the years Bruce Brown was making regular surf films, he also did a number of short films, TV programs and commercials.
This DVD contains 3 short films that tell the story of surfing through the eyes of one of the best surfing film makers ever
By 1962, Id spent five years full-time making surf films, one per year.
Id shoot during the fall and winter, edit during the spring and show the complete film during the summer.
There was never enough time.
I felt if I could take two years to make a film maybe I could make something special.