Welcome to the list of the best surfing films of all time. Living the dream, searching for new surf spots, riding endless waves, meeting new cultures, embracing the surfing lifestyle: surf movies are windows to our imagination.
The best surf movies of all time have a few things in common: the sense of freedom, blue and dreamy waves, surf trips, and endless moments of fun. Things that are so important to a surfer are put to film.
Iconic surf 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 surf directors. They fill our heads with dreams of the perfect wave.
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 our favorite surf movie and getting inspired. SurferToday has chosen the ultimate surf movies.
The waves, the photography, the story, the surf spots, the surfers and the spirit are always present in these films. Owning one or more of these films makes them a part of your surfing story. The following movies are not sorted by relevance.
So, how do you build the ultimate surf movie collection? Click on each surf movie to watch the trailer, read the story line and buy it:
The Endless Summer
The Endless Summer II
Castles in The Sky
Occy: The Occumentary
A Deeper Shade of Blue
Step Into Liquid
Thicker Than Water
Morning of the Earth
Momentum: Under The Influence
Five Summer Stories
The Green Iguana
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun
Beyond Blazing Boards
The September Sessions
View From A Blue Moon
Have you seen them all? Try our complete surf movie collection.