The Endless Summer: unforgettable

Living the dream, searching for new surf spots, riding endless waves, meeting new cultures, embracing the surf lifestyle: surf movies are windows to our imagination. In the best surf movies, the sense of freedom, discovery and challenge which are so important to a surfer are put to film.

Iconic surfing filmmakers have learned to communicate these values to the viewer. Taylor Steele, Bruce Brown, Jack McCoy John Milius and Chris Malloy are some of the most well-known surfing directors; filling our heads with dreams of the perfect wave.

When seasons change in a particular part of the world; when the ocean's flat or when we need extra adrenaline to pump ourselves up and get the blood flowing in our salty veins, there's nothing like picking up a favorite surf movie and getting inspired. has chosen the 25 ultimate surf movies.

The waves, the photography, the story, the surf spots, the surfers and the spirit are embedded in these films. Owning one or more of these films makes them a part of your surfing story. The movies are not sorted by relevance.

So, what is the "must-buy" surfing movie collection? Click each surf movie to watch the trailer and read the story line:

1. The Endless Summer
2. The Endless Summer II
3. Big Wednesday
4. Castles in The Sky
5. Bra Boys
6. Occy: The Occumentary
7. Point Break
8. A Deeper Shade of Blue
9. Step into Liquid
10. Thicker Than Water
11. Blue Horizon
12. Billabong Odyssey
13. Morning of the Earth
14. Momentum: Under The Influence
15. Five Summer Stories
16. Riding Giants
17. North Shore
18. The Green Iguana
19. The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun
20. The Seedling
21. Second Thoughts
22. Beyond Blazing Boards
23. Crystal Voyage
24. Singlefin: Yellow
25. The September Sessions

Have you seen them all? Try the complete surf movie collection.