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The Endless Summer

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Endless Summer


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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, two California surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, accomplish in a few months what most people never get to do in a lifetime: they live their dream.
Title: The endless summer
[videorecording]
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA :, Monterey Video,, c2010.
Edition: Director's special ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: "The search for the perfect wave"--Container.
Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 1966.
"Digitally re-mastered; includes footage never before on DVD"--Container.
Widescreen.
Bonus features: A look back at The endless summer ; Bruce Brown timeline ; biographies ; Revisiting The endless summer ; The endless summer artwork from around the world ; the poster.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film
disc 2. Bonus features.
Summary: 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, two California surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, accomplish in a few months what most people never get to do in a lifetime: they live their dream.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Brown, Bruce - 1937-
August, Robert - 1945-
Hynson, Mike
Monterey Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781569944523
1569944520
Branch Call Number: DVD 797.32 END
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Report This Apr 19, 2013
  • Bubba_Louie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Being something of a Surfing enthusiast, myself, in my younger days (I've surfed in both Australia and Hawaii), The Endless Summer (from 1966) certainly turned out to be a very entertaining and enjoyable documentary, highlighting the thrills and excitement of this tres' exhilarating sport._____ From sunny Malibu Beach, California, to the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the tropical paradises of Tahiti and Hawaii, 2 young, American surfers accomplish in a few months what most people never do in a lifetime - They live their dream. And that dream for Mike and Robert is to find and ride the perfect wave._____ Director Bruce Brown's whimsical narration in The Endless Summer gives the whole production a very comfortable, easy-going feeling that greatly contributes to its overall charm and appeal.

Report This Dec 16, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Made in the mid 60s, this is by now a priceless piece of cultural history. 2 young surfers and a filmmaker set out to follow the summer around the world and surf the year round. They go to Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It has some fine early efforts to capture the magnificent power and beauty of the waves, but the African footage alone is worth 5 stars.

Report This Feb 25, 2010
  • edul rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great documentary, I'm told. It is still on my list to watch.

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