Surfing Movies, Movies about Surfing

Here we've displayed a list of the best Surfing films : Riding Giants(2004), The Endless Summer(1966), Dogtown and Z-Boys(2001), The Endless Summer II(1994), Chasing Mavericks(2012), Otelo Burning(2011), Billabong Odyssey(2003), Soul Surfer(2011), Highwater(2008), Breath(2017), Surf's Up(2007), Gidget(1959) ... ...

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Riding Giants

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

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The Endless Summer

The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

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Dogtown and Z-Boys

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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The Endless Summer II

Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the... See full summary »

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Chasing Mavericks

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

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Otelo Burning

When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world ... See full summary »

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Billabong Odyssey

Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.

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Soul Surfer

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

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"High Water" is an action-packed adventure centered around surfing's Triple Crown competitions,the professional surfing tour's final three competitions held each year on the North Shore of ... See full summary »

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After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.

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Surf's Up

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

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Local Boys

Two brothers and their surfing buddies face new challenges and adventures over the course of a memorable summer.

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Storm Surfers

A 3D adventure into the world of big wave surfing with Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll.

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The Shallows

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

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Psycho Beach Party

Chicklet is a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers. She's the typical American girl - except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza.

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Blue Hawaii

After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.

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Ride the Wild Surf

A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

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Gidget Goes Hawaiian

Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »

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Beach Party

The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers.... See full summary »

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Blue Crush

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

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In God's Hands

Three pro surfers - gifted Shane, once-great Mickey and rising young star Keoni travel to Madagascar, Bali and Hawaii in search for the ultimate wave.

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The Perfect Summer

Jake seems to be good at one thing: making enemies. Will his interest in a pretty surfing prodigy lead to more trouble?

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Muscle Beach Party

Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.

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Surf Ninjas

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

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Surfer, Dude

A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

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The Perfect Wave

When a surfer is pronounced dead after an accident, he's faced with a choice: remain in the eternal afterlife or return and share his experience with the world.

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Liquid Bridge

Nick McCallum is mechanic who trades in his wrench for a surfboard, going against the wishes of his father-- a former surfing legend who lost his ability to walk after a horrible accident on the water.

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Surf School

A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one ... See full summary »

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Johnny Tsunami

A teenage Hawaiian surfer moves to Vermont, where his grandfather helps him become a first-class snowboarder.

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