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Ultimate Sessions
Director Ira Opper and writer Matt Warshaw (Encyclopedia of Surfing) have painstakingly sifted through footage from the most influential surfing videos / films of the last 30 years—from Cosmic Children to September Sessions—to craft a premium no-filler blend of touchstone moments from the sports most ground-breaking wave riders. Witness Uluwatu ridden for the first time in 1972 in Alby Falzon's watershed Morning of the Earth. Shaun Tomson, Rabbitt and Mark Richards' epic tube duel at Pipeline in Bill Delaney's 1975 Free Ride. Peer into the future with Kelly Slater's Indonesian performances in Jack Johnson's September Sessions. In addition to original footage from such films as Searching for Curren and Ocean Fever, recent interviews of the featured surfers and filmmakers provide a behind the scenes back story of these classic surfing videos "ultimate sessions." Footage From: Morning of the Earth, Fluid Drive, Cosmic Children, Amazing Surf Stories, Ocean Fever, Free Ride, Searching For Tom Curren and September Sessions.?

 


Classic Surf movies


$29.95




Beyond Blazing Boards

The first Stereo surf film shot completely with 16 mm. " Beyond Blazing Boards" is absolutely one of the best classic surfing videos ever with an up to the minute examination of what high powered surfing is all about ! Filmed in Bali, Australia, Mexico and California, "Beyond Blazing Boards" covers exciting free surfing action by the world's top professionals in classic conditions around the world. From perfect 12 ft. Paddang Paddang to a close examination of today's dramatic pro surfing tour only Beyond Blazing Boards tells the full story of surfing's evolution in the mid 1980's. Produced by Chris Bystrom Films.

Starring : Glen Winton, Mark Occhilupo, Ronnie Burns, Kong Elkerton, Simon Law, Tom Curren, Stuart Cadden, and introducing Jason Buttonshaw.

 


Classic Surf movie


$24.95




Blazing Boards

Chris Bystroms classic surfing video film Blazing Boards is now available on DVD. Get the classic 80’s surf flick that Surfing Magazine called “Too savage for words”! The original classic cinema surf flick, featuring Hawaii, Australia, California, Mexico and Exotic Isles. Blazing Boards captures the very essence of what riding waves is all about. If you love the ocean then be sure and check out the best surf film of the 1980’s. Starring: Gary ‘Kong’ Elkerton, Shaun Tomson, Martin Potter, Derek Hynd, Cheyne Horan, Tom Carroll, Marvin Foster, Daniel ‘Mr. Boogie’ Kaimi, Mark Richards, Tommy Curren and the world’s greatest wind surfers!

 


Classic Surf movie


$24.95




Morning Of The Earth
Declared a national treasure by the Australian government. Painstakingly restored frame by frame for DVD. A stunning masterpiece by Albert Falzon!
The classic 1972 surfing film MORNING OF THE EARTH reveals a fantasy of three exotic lands: Bali, Hawaii, and Australia, where surfers made their own houses, surfboards, and lived in harmony with nature. Featuring spectacular surfing from Nat Young, Terry Fitzgerald, Gerry Lopez, Stephen Cooney, David Treloar and Michael Peterson, stunning photography from Albert Falzon and a great rock soundtrack that tells this mood story far better than any words. ? Getting back to where it all began when life was simple, no rip off people, and it was fun.?

 


Classic Surf movie


$26.95



SUPER SESSION
Starring Bertelman, Rory Russel, Gerry Lopez and more classic rippers. Also epic skateboarding from the seventies, Surfing filmed in Australia, California and Hawaii. Running time: 88 min. "Exceptional surfing orchestrated by virtuoso editing and photography.", SURFER Magazine, 1976

 


Classic Surf movie


$14.99



THE COSMIC CHILDREN (Narrated by Jepsen, live, Santa Monica Civic Aud., what a classic time it was) Running time: 60 min. "Aside from painting an accurate picture of the "state of the art surfing for that time period ", The Cosmic Children fulfills the most important criteria of a good surf movie -- it righteously stokes you to get up early the next morning and go surfing.

 


Classic Surf movie


$17.95



Five Summer Stories
Produced by Jim Freeman and Greg McGillivray in the early seventies, a period of amazing changes in surfing as well as society. All the 70ís stars are present including Lopez and Hakman. Also features a great skateboarding segment. Excellent cinematography. A must have for any collection.This movie is a total gem
60 Min.

 


Classic Surf movie


$24.95


Endless Summer
The film that started the movement...the original Endless Summer. On any given day of the year, it's summer somewhere on the planet. The two young American surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, follow this never ending summer around the world. Spanning 3 years of filming in the early 60's, Bruce Brown captured the true fun of early surfing. A must for any serious surf archivist. 90 Min

 


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95

 

The Endless Summer II
The biggest surf film to hit in 30 years! Party with local girls in Costa Rica, survive a lion attack in South America and chill out in the icy surf of Alaska as the legacy on Endless Summer continues! "What a way to get stoked!" claims Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun Times. 90 Min.

Classic Surf movie
$19.95


Endless Summer
Director's Special Edition

Starring Robert August, Mike HynsonWhile - Bruce Brown had been making films about surfing since the late 1950s, The Endless Summer was his first film to receive a nationwide release; it was also the first serious cinematic look at the sport to click with a mass audience. In his narration, Brown muses that if someone had enough time and money, they could literally follow the summer around the globe, and so Brown and two of his surfing buddies, Robert August and Mike Henson, decide to do just that. With their surfboards as luggage, August and Henson travel from one coastline to the next, trying the waves in Hawaii, Africa, Australia, Tahiti, and a number of other nations where most folks had never even seen a surfboard before. Along the way, August and Henson learn a lot about people around the world, and grow up a bit while they search for the elusive perfect wave. The Endless Summer also features a great surf-rock score by The Sandals.90 Min

 


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95

 

The Ultimate Summer
The Ultimate Summer: Bruce Brown Surf Collection Includes: “The Endless Summer”, “The Endless Summer II”, “Barefoot Adventure”, “Slippery When Wet”, “Surf Crazy”, “Surfin' Shorts”, “Surfing Hollow Days”, and “Waterlogged”.

(dvd/Surf Collection/5 Disc/8 Films)

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Classic Surf movie
$29.95


Bali High
A spellbinding adventure through surfing's colorful frontiers. Explore Indo, Hawaii, and the mysterious Isle of Kong, on a surfing odyssey. A film of travel and discovery of uncrowded locations. This has become an all time best selling classic. 88 min.


Classic Surf movie

 

$24.95


A Matter Of Style
A well known 16mm film classic from the late 1970's to early `80s, from the maker of Ticket to Ride and Ocean Fever. An epic tale of the last of the long lost soul masters, charging it with the grace and style that made them legends. Rubberman Larry Bertlemann is at his peak. Nineteen year old Shaun Tomson controlling Off the Wall, Backdoor, and radical backside at Pipe, and monster New Zealand in the swell of 1974. Gerry Lopez and Rory Russel are annointed King and Prince of Pipeline, Plus classic Malibu, Trestles, Baja, Blacks, and Honalua. Surfer Magazine called it "One of the best you'll see." Surfing Magazine "Guarantees an enjoyable evening."An important all time collector's movie.
85 min.


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95




Barefoot Adventure
"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 they'd be oblivious to the fact that I'd spent twelve hours a day for the last four months in an editing room and had skin the color of a man who's been locked in a closet for six years. Getting these old films ready for video release brought back a lot of those memories. Like my other surf movies, the original elements of BAREFOOT ADVENTURE - film, narration, music - lay in bits and pieces in my attic. Most of the film had been taken apart for use in other projects. Weeks were spent opening unmarked film cans and viewing old surfing footage in search of missing shots. The shots, once found, were often held together by paper tape which, after 30 years, had turned to rock and fossilized onto the film. Removing the tape meant soaking the end of each shot in film cleaner for ten to twenty-five minutes until the tape softened from granite to mud and could be safely scraped off. I figure it took sixty hours of sitting in a darkened room, getting goofy from the fumes, just to remove the tape. I held up well under the strain, mainly because my son, Dana, did most of the work. Looking at BAREFOOT ADVENTURE I am still amazed how good Del Cannon was as an amateur actor. Dana refers to Del as the "Sir Lawrence Olivier of surf films" which hits the nail on the head and shows that film cleaner fumes don't cause brain damage."
-Bruce Brown

 


Classic Surf movie


$14.95





Slippery When Wet
"It was the summer of 1958. I was a 20-year-old lifeguard in San Clemente, California, which to date is the only real job I've ever held. At nights I worked as a glorified janitor at Dale Velzy's surf shop. Occasionally, while I swept up, Dale would show an 8mm surf film I'd made while stationed on a submarine in Hawaii. He charged 25 cents, and on a big night we'd rake in as much as six dollars. Dale, however, being one of surfing's great characters, envisioned bigger and better things for me. We spent the summer negotiating about making a "real" (16mm) surf film. He'd pay for it and I would make it. Eventually Velzy put up $5,000 which was to include, among other things, camera equipment, 50 rolls of film, six plane tickets to Hawaii and my living expenses until the film was completed. I looked for some surfers who not only wanted a free plane ticket to Hawaii, but who could afford to pay their own expenses once there. I found Del Cannon, an old friend; Henry Ford and Freddy Pfhaler, two well-known surfers from the South Bay; Kemp Aaberg, a hot, up-and-comer; and Dick Thomas, who was the only one of us old enough to have an ID. We boarded the plane for the 12-hour flight to Hawaii which gave me plenty of time to read my book, "How to Make a Movie." Remember Slippery When Wet is 42 years old - it was my first film - I was only 20 years old - so gimme a break!"
-Bruce Brown

 


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95




Surf Crazy

"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. Since my first film, Slippery When Wet, actually made a profit - two dollars - I figured I'd found a career and set out to make another film. SURF CRAZY, I decided, should feature more adventure and Mexico seemed the logical choice. There were thousands of miles of unexplored surf on the vast coastline and gasoline in Mexico was only 25 cents a gallon, which suited my budget just fine. No surfer to my knowledge had searched for surf much south of Mazatlan. We went all the way to Acapulco. Even when the surf wasn't much good, we were stoked. After all, it was the tropics with warm water and swaying palms, and we were the first ever to ride these waves. We drove 7,000 miles in a '57 Ford that had already turned over its odometer once. We visited some places that turned out, in later years, to be premier surf spots. I guess there wasn't much of a swell running when we were there, but that's the nature of surf - sometimes you hit it, sometimes you don't. We did find surf the winter of 1959-60 on the North Shore of Oahu. I think that winter at Waimea had some of the biggest surf ever ridden, even to this day."
-Bruce Brown

 


Classic Surf movie


 

$19.95




Surfing Hollow Days

"In 1961, I made my fourth film - SURFING HOLLOW DAYS. The world of surfing was changing. Most of the boards were now made of foam, surfers were doing more traveling (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. The world outside of surfing was also changing. Gidget Goes Hawaiian played at local drive-in theaters, Dick Dale rocked sold-out Southern California auditoriums and The Beach Boys, who once played during the intermission at one of my earlier films, were about to make their assault on the music charts. Surfing was becoming "cool." People who didn't know a standing island pullout from a pop out surfboard suddenly wanted to get involved with the surfing "lifestyle." …They still do. I have no idea what the surfing "lifestyle" means. We simply built our lives around surfing. Hobie made boards. Grubby Clark made foam blanks. I made films. For some of us things worked out well, but our approach towards life and our perception of surfing hasn't changed. What is or was the surfing "lifestyle?" The only answer I have is to watch SURFING HOLLOW DAYS. Maybe it's Mickey Dora surfing Hammonds or Kemp Aaberg arching at Rincon or Phil Edwards dazzling the Australians or Pat Curren riding Waimea or, simply, the twinkle in Paul Allen's eye as he tries putting on a "rubber shirt." Because whatever surfing meant in 1961, it still means today. Surfing is surfing."
-Bruce Brown
Features: Phil Edwards dropping in on the first wave ever at Pipeline, 12-year-old Peter Johnson riding Sunset Beach & Waimea Classic California at Trestles, Rincon, Brooks Street & the Wedge, First surf trip to Florida with Robert August, Mike Haly & Kemp Aaberg.

 


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95

 

Surfin' Shorts
Includes three short films. "The Wet Side" is a film made for Hobie-MacGregor Sportswear on the surf style fashion. "America's Newest Sport" is a film made for Hobie about his new skateboard team, using his new flexible trucks and clay wheels. The lost Endless Summer sequence is the first ever surf trip to Japan, made with Del Cannon and little Peter Johnson. Includes interviews with Phil Edwards and Corky Carroll 57 MINUTES 1960


Classic Surf movie

 

$9.95


Waterlogged
A spellbinding adventure through surfing's colorful frontiers with Bruce Brown and crew..


Classic Surf movie

$10.00



Golden Breed

A beautiful restoration from the rich "Golden Years" of surfing. Golden Breed reaches the pinnacle of surf movie making at the height of the longboard era. Witness the surfing legends risking their lives in huge Hawaiian waves. The L.A. Times calls this by far the most magnificent movie of its time. Whether you surfed in the late '60s, or are just want to discover your surfing roots, it is fortunate that this rare and irreplaceable film has been found and restored. Starring legendary Mickey Dora, Greg Noll, Mike Doyle, David Nuuhiwa, Nat Young, Barry Kainaiaupuni, Buffalo, Eddie Aikau, Mickey Munoz, Jeff Hackman, Joc Sotherland, Mark Martinson, and many, many more. See pristine California, and one of the the North Shore's most magnificent winters of all time. This valuable collectors item will have you hanging ten all over again. 85 min. (DVD features bonus 15 min. interview with Dale Davis about the movie.)


Classic Surf movie

 

$19.95





Storm Riders

Experience the excitment, the terror, the sheer force as the world's top wave riders travel to Bali, Hawaii . . . brave the treacherous coastline of Africa, and the Great Australian Bight in the greatest ocean adventure ever filmed. Featuring Mark Richards, Wayne Lynch, Rabbit Batholomew, Gerry Lopez, Simon Anderson, Thornton Fallander, Tommy Carroll, and world champion windsurfer Robbie Naish. With the greatest music you'll ever hear with Men at Work, Split Enz, Mondo Rock, Australian Crawl, The Church, Mi-Sex, and more. Dick Hoole and Jack McCoy are two of the most incredible surfing film-makers that have ever lived, and Storm Riders, is the greatest ocean adventure of all time.
90 min.

Classic Surf movie
$17.95





 

 


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