The Endless Summer (1965)

Endless Summer
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 1960s, dream, lyrical, nostalgic, ocean, quest, sports, surfer, surfing, Tahiti
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
R Paul Allen Camera Assistant photography assistant 120867 6000002
Bruce Brown Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bob Bagley Camera Assistant photography assistant 120867 6000003
Paul Witzig Camera Assistant photography assistant 120867 6000004
Bruce Brown Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Bruce Brown Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bruce Brown Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bruce Brown Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sammy Lee Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Robert August Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Butch Van Artsdalen Himself n/a 121208 1000004
James Blairs Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Bruce Brown Director n/a 2 2000001
Bruce Brown Himself n/a 121208 1000006
Mike Hynson Himself n/a 121208 1000001
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. Director Bruce Brown creates a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. When it first played in theaters, audiences lined up to see it again and again, spellbound by its thrilling excitement and awesome photography. But in fact, what's most compelling about the film is the sport of surfing itself, and once you've seen it, you'll never forget why.