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Good Surfing movies? (visually and story-wise)

What are some good surfing movies that look good visually and are also just good movies to watch aside from Blue Crush?
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Endless Summer 1 & 2
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Big Wednesday (There's definetly a story in here)
Endless Summer 2 (Great photography and a lot of fun)
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Ummm...Point Break!!
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I was waiting to say Point Break....hesitant about whether there was really that much surfing in it...didnt see Blue Crush yet, but Point Break is a great one!
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Surf Ninjas is my favorite surfing movie.
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Try a search. This was recently discussed.

My favorite is Big Wednesday.
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Endless Summer 1 & 2
North Shore
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From this thread http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...highlight=surf

Narative surf films:
Best- Big Wednesday and In God's Hands- both films rule because they don't make the same mistake that almost every other narative surf film makes: Ending with "The Big Contest". Big contests are not what surfing is all about and concluding with one typically makes the lead character appear egotistical
even when they loose like in North Shore


Worst- Blue Crush, North Shore


Documentary surf films:
Best- Endless Summer 1 and 2: Yeah it's cliched and obvious but these films earn their reputation 100% (the first one in particular).
Search for Surf: To my knowledge these are only available as a compilation film on VHS but they are an extraordinary time capsule of '50s surf pioneers. Going to Hawaii then was like going to the Brazilian rain forest now.

Worst- Step into Liquid: Some of the finest surf photography ever taken, that was subsuquently assembled by an 8 year old. I worked for a post house for 1 year and have only limited experience on the Avid, but I could cut this film better than Dana Brown. Local kids in HB and Newport who make amature videos of their friends show more skill cutting then this big budget dud. What a blown opportunity.

Edited to add that I love Point Brake but it's the most bogus movie about surfers ever[b]

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Originally posted by Tony Dvdfan
I was waiting to say Point Break....hesitant about whether there was really that much surfing in it...didnt see Blue Crush yet, but Point Break is a great one!
I though about it afterward...and in terms of actual surfing (visually), it is preatty sparse...but a classic in terms of surfing culture and just plain radness!
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Point Break is great with its surf themed plotline.

Another vote for North Shore. I don't care about the "code" of surfing and how contests are bad. At least I don't care when I'm watching a movie to be entertained. The scenery in this movie is great and it's just an overall feel-good movie.
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I would say Step Into Liquid without a doubt
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Originally posted by Verbal Gorilla
I though about it afterward...and in terms of actual surfing (visually), it is preatty sparse...but a classic in terms of surfing culture and just plain radness!
But it gets surfing culture 100% wrong
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I would say Blue Crush is actually a great surf movie. Also Kate Bosworth is a nice addition.
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Another nod for Endless summer 2, and In Gods Hands.

I just read the new review for Billabong Oddessy, sounds good to.
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Point Break!
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Originally posted by smirnoff
Another nod for Endless summer 2, and In Gods Hands.

I just read the new review for Billabong Oddessy, sounds good to.
I picked up "Billabong Odyssey" recently.

It's a pure documentary without much dramaturgy, but the surfing scenes are unbelievable, if not to say scary.

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