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. SurferToday.com 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, read the story line and get 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
Have you seen them all? Try the complete surf movie collection.