TOP 5 SURF ADVENTURE FILMS
What to see? 15 best surfing movies
Surfing is probably the most summer sport. The most charming characters in films, where the plot unfolds next to the ocean, are sure to ride the surf. If you also dream of conquering the waves, but you are still far from vacation, watch a movie about surfing. The best are in our selection.
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A View From a Blue Moon, 2015
The first 4K surfing movie. John John Florence, one of the best surfers in the world today, has filmed taking waves with friends. The picture quality and camera angles are mesmerizing.
Point Break (1991)
An absolute classic. An action movie about a gang of surfers who rob banks and run away from the FBI. Young Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, girls in swimsuits, romance and drama, self-discovery, an undercover FBI agent - a mix that condemns the film to legend.
The Conquerors of the Waves (Chasing Mavericks, 2012)
The film is based on real events. The main character is California surfer Jay Moriarty. He dreamed of conquering the Mavericks - waves up to 25 meters high on the California coast. His mentor Hasson (Gerard Butler) promised his beloved not to risk his life, but young Jay's tenacity makes him fight the wave again. Will the characters ride the elements together?
Soul Surfer (2011)
Another biography film based on the memoirs of surfing star Bethany Hemilton. At the age of 13, after being attacked by a shark, she lost an arm but did not give up. Bethany, thanks to her fortitude, became one of the best and still conquers the waves along with healthy surfers. A moving film with great attention to detail and biography of the story.
Endless Summer (1966)
The 1966 documentary doesn't look boring at all. The story of two surfers who travel the world and catch a wave in South Africa. It's worth watching to compare what surfing was like 50 years ago.
The King of the Waves: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)
Documentary again. This time about Laird Hamilton, the icon of American surfing. The film answers many philosophical questions about surfing and hypnotizes with a picture.
Catch the Wave (Surf's Up, 2007)
A funny cartoon about surfer penguins who have everything like people. Made in the genre of mocumentari. The cartoon was even nominated for an Oscar, but it didn't make it to the statuette.
Surfer (Surfer, Dude, 2008)
Comedy with Matthew McConaughey, who plays a surfer who is obsessed with the work of a lifetime. Somehow he returns to his native shore and does not recognize the city. Everything is subordinated to a certain Virtual Reality, and most importantly, all waves have disappeared.
Scenes by the Sea (A Scene at the Sea, 1991)
Heartbreaking drama from Takeshi Kitano. The main character, Shigeru, is deaf and dumb. One day he finds a broken surf and it completely changes his life. There are almost no words in the film - enough noise of the waves.
Russian documentary about an adventure, the road to a dream and the Motherland. A group of surfer friends travels across Russia in search of waves. It is worth watching at least for the sake of mesmerizing Russian landscapes.
Surf: a film about Russia and people through the prism of surfing
The first feature-length film about surfing in Russia. A movie about those who do not live, but are looking for opportunities.
Surfing in Tahiti 3D (The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, 2010)
One of the most informative films about this species sports. Surf legend Kelly Slater comes to Tahiti and talks about herself, her wave and her true passion. There are many interesting things in the film, for example, the authors answer the question: how waves are formed. The film, by the way, can be viewed in 3D.
The Shallows, 2016
There have been so many thrillers and horrors about the ocean that it would be unfair to do without this genre in the collection. Nancy carelessly catches the wave until a shark starts chasing her. The girl is driven to the beach and is left alone with nature and the predator. The picture keeps in suspense until the very end.
North of the Sun (2012)
A documentary about surfing and ecology. Instead of Malibu beaches - Norway. It is here that the main characters find perfect waves and live for 9 months in the open air. At the same time, they collect garbage on the coast and build from it at least some kind of roof over their heads. Over the years, surfers have collected several tons of garbage.
Everything is decided on Wednesday (Big Wednesday, 1978)
The film covers 12 years of the life of three friends-surfers. In this story, in addition to surfing and parties, social themes also appear: the Vietnam war, issues of growing up, personal life. The movie was filmed in 1978, but it still looks relevant today.
On the Wave (2019)
Russian surfing movie Riding the Wave: What Can the Ocean Teach You?
Two important victories in one movie. A world champion who has to prove his victory, and a newcomer who is trying to make friends with the wave.
On the wave - a large-scale Russian film that tells about the beauty of the ocean and surfing, reveals its sports side, and philosophical. Two stories are intertwined in the film - the story of Masha, a Russian girl who dreams of catching her first wave, and the 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. Masha comes to Bali thatwould like to learn to surf, but is faced with its main problem - the fear of deep water. Kelly, being the champion, is forced to confirm his title due to a technical error.