Best Surf Movie List Ever

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rule303 started the topic in Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 at 7:31am

Storm Riders
Crystal voyager only for the echoes scene at the end.
Billabong surf into summer
Surfers of fortune.

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crustt commented Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 at 11:27am

I googled in natural flow all I got was this :) naturalflowhealth.com

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udo commented Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 at 11:50am

In Natural Flow

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Jamyardy commented Monday, 28 Aug 2017 at 12:37am

Hey DB, I remember that comp at North Steyne clearly. It was incredible for it's time. I have it on VHS but I'm not sure if can find the old box with the old vids. Good luck in your search for a quality copy.

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Timm-Dah commented Sunday, 3 Sep 2017 at 11:52pm

This 'll show my age..

Green Iguana : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3km8bKk_VA

Remember having a mate lend it to me on VHS and I watched it many times over.

Never a sad day on the waves…but as far as other things go…well, let me talk (moan-away) to you.

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MonkeyStyle commented Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017 at 10:45am

Better later to comment than never...
Mad Wax
Apocalypse Now (!)
Crystal Voyager
Morning of the earth
Momentum

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Blowin commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 1:08pm

It's tiny and onshore here.

That just makes Mason Ho's latest clip all the more impressive.

It's all there - Big waves , small waves , inctredible pits and tricks , rock dodging and a wide variety of boards ridden.

The fella has a crazy loose approach to ever kind of wave and manoeuvre.

Cool as Fonzie.

https://vimeo.com/234953268

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 1:53pm

Just watched it Blowin,
He's mental. Such a good surfer to watch

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udo commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 2:20pm

Ha ..just watched it 3 times..Pipe on that big board..just playing !

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 2:23pm

He's fucked isn't he Udo, so good. Surfs anything, anywhere

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Blowin commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 2:27pm

Let's not forget uncle Derek's throaty little section ridden behind his nephew.

The man's still got it.

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simba commented Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 at 9:50pm

so fun,bloke knows how to have a good time alright.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 at 9:39am

Just found this.

https://vimeo.com/237257396

Loads of fun and unbelievable performances.

I just happened to share a spot with a few of these fellas not that long ago. Not being aware of their deal I was impressed with their abilities and the fact that they're about the nicest crew you'll ever share a line up with.

Big thumbs up for the charging and the creativity of their riding . I'd never seen a few of their antics previously . Last wave is cool as fuck.

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groundswell commented Monday, 30 Oct 2017 at 5:34am
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udo commented Monday, 30 Oct 2017 at 9:20am

Needs Essentials are keen to send me on a couple of Trips
Good on you Scanno Yew !

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crg commented Monday, 30 Oct 2017 at 4:52pm

Be great to see Loz back doing some big wave trips but I'd hate to see him grinding on the 'QS.
Still defies belief no surf company will support him...especially in today's big wave environment.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 30 Oct 2017 at 8:39pm

Nice find Groundswell

It’s a fucking disgrace who major surf companies throw coin at, then you’ve got Laurie doing a tiling apprenticeship at 30 getting about $450 a week. The guy’s still one of the best big wave surfers Australia has ever seen. What a joke

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 at 12:55pm
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Blowin commented Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 at 2:59pm

I was fortunate enough to score an empty reef to myself for over an hour this morning. The lack of fellow surfers was not a blessing merely by allowing me to catch any wave I wanted , it also permitted me the ultimate indulgence of allowing myself to fantasize for a split second that my flailing arms and half turns were in any way reminiscent of the yellow steamer clad genius slicing off the bottom as well as anyone in the history of surfing.

No witnesses equals no brutal contradictions of my version of events.

So yeah , I was surfing just like this a couple of hours ago....and no one can say that I didn’t.

https://youtu.be/sq0k3mIafH0

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 8:05pm

Jurassic Wednesday...Surfer Dude wipes out in the nick of time...or does he? Stay Tuned!
Jurassic Point: Fallen Surfer... now dreaming on your local cave wall...Cowabunga - Umgawa!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uPOPKVsyKM

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 8:11pm

Ha Ha! Copyright! If your quick Swellnet have trailer on Homepage..( Surf scene is at end)
If not there's plenty of gifs around. 'Jaws' was scary enough never going surfing ARGH!

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davetherave commented Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 at 8:19pm

wow, Blowin, you just answered something that has been unanswered for me for years. In a time long long ago I watched this guy ripping and I thought I had stumbled across Tom Curren doing a solo surf trip, but when up closer I could see that it wasn't him and he had an aussie accent. All this time I wondered about this mysterious ripper and now I know who it was.
Had to be seen to be believed, nothing's changed brutha, nuttin's changed

davetherave

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 22 Jun 2018 at 3:14am
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udo commented Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 at 8:10pm

THE ISLAND : Vimeo
Roberto D'amico.

I normally detest the Air Moves but Dig seeing an Ol Boy doing them...some nice solid turns in there also.

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udo commented Friday, 29 Jun 2018 at 3:41pm

Dick Hoole's unseen footage of Burleigh Heads mid 1970s / Tracksmag.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 10:18am

I really enjoyed this :

https://youtu.be/MNOdWAigFTY

Oscar Langburne is to Craig Anderson as Silverchair are to Nirvana.

Inspired continuance or derived homage ?

Who gives a fuck , they were both great.

I like the tempo of this young bloke’s surfing.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 24 Nov 2018 at 2:18pm

Surfs great, wonder how long he’ll keep trying to be Craig Anderson though?

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Blowin commented Saturday, 22 Dec 2018 at 12:54pm

Having complete downtime this past week I’ve been hammering YouTube.

2 standouts :

This is living - Koa Rothman presents his envy worthy life for your entertainment. Very likeable, mellow cat with a surfing style to match . Loves a big , hollow wave . Particularly lefthanders. The polar opposite to JOB and Bruce Irons. Quiet dude that lets his surfing do the talking.

I’ve watched them all.

Thank you Koa for making my housebound week bearable.

Youngblood’s Spearfishing - A West Oz bloke , his family , mates and their girls cruise around North West WA catching fish and generally living large. Some of the commentary is cringeworthy and the drone deployment would have me spearing a human if I was in the general area myself , but it’s a pretty cool watch with some amazing sights and just some good healthy living amongst a beautiful part of the world.

The crew pull it off and convey their stoke and passion pretty well.

Also thanks to the YBS team for elevating my life beyond the confines of the house in my time of need. Still a few episodes to go.

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udo commented Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 at 8:47pm

kai mana - vimeo

kai mana henry - this bloke rips for a big chunky man...love the powerful raw edge to him.

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udo commented Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 at 8:49pm

kai mana - vimeo

kai mana henry - this bloke rips for a big chunky man...love the powerful raw edge to him.

couldnt get the link to work goofyfoot..

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 at 9:59pm

I'll let you off this one mate

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GODS QUAD commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 12:29pm

Sea of Darkness — has anybody seen it? Is it available anywhere (legal or not-so)?

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stunet commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 12:36pm

Seen it, it's unreal and well worth trying to get a hold of. Not easy though.

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Blowin commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 12:56pm

Watched it at G Land.

It’s pretty good.

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GODS QUAD commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 1:08pm

Any clues as to how I can find it? Searched high and low and absolutely skunked every time... seems as mythical as the Bells Beach 50 year storm

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stunet commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 2:06pm

Mine came from the G'land camp. Someone pirated heaps of the camp copy and I got one.

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Lottolonglong commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 4:45pm

Sea of darkness, I got a copy, if u live on northern beaches u can copy mine! Matter of fact,I'm gonna watch it now,never gets old!

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 20 Jan 2019 at 9:03am

Watched that Momentum generation the other day, i wasn't expecting that much, i thought it would just be like the Taylor Steele videos, but it's nothing like them.

It's more a documentary style movie with minimal surfing footage but is really good and well done and it painted a picture of things much different to what i had pictured and actually made me look at a few surfers of that generation differently.

I think it's a must view for any surfer that followed professional surfing in any way during that era (and i barely did) although i did watch the taylor steele movies a lot before surfing.

I am a big fan of Kelly, but possibly the only complaint the Kelly haters will have is that in a sense its also a bit of a docco about Kellys rise to fame and domination, but well that was the 90s i guess and its only part of the movie the movie covers every surfer from that Momentum generation and all kinds of different aspects, even the music.

You can view it for free on Popcorntime

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GODS QUAD commented Monday, 21 Jan 2019 at 1:55pm

Lottolonglong; yeah mate, I'm in Manly. Would happily trade a 6 pack for a burnt copy!
Let me know. Cheers

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GODS QUAD commented Monday, 4 Feb 2019 at 1:37pm

Watched the Momentum Generation docco over the weekend and thought it was, well... a bit fluffy really. I grew up watching all my older bro's Taylor Steele videos and absolutely loved that whole crew. But the movie was just boring. A story about a bunch of talented, successful surfers, who got sick of competing and then went on to become.... talented, successful free surfers?

Not much actual surfing footage and the reunion at the end was about 5 mins of a bad drone angle filming them surf 3ft pipe. Could have done a lot more I thought.

What I really liked was the Todd Chesser story. Would love a full docco on that guy. Seemed very underrated as a big wave surfer and really different from the rest of the guys in the surfing spotlight at that time.

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Blue commented Monday, 18 Feb 2019 at 7:24am

GODS QUAD wrote: Any clues as to how I can find it? Searched high and low and absolutely skunked every time... seems as mythical as the Bells Beach 50 year storm

Tell me about it, I’ve been looking to get my hands on a copy for donkeys to no avail. If you score one you’ve done well!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 7:18am

Holy shit.

https://youtu.be/R9cjoIyKBMM

Such a ripper. I’d rather watch this than 90 percent of men’s surfing. Finally a return to backhand BELTS rather than hits focussed on finesse and releasing the fins.

Keep the fins in the water , bury the rail and destroy the lip . Don’t just dance on it.

Whatever . Each to their own . But give me backhand belts like Occy , Bobby Martinez and Caroline Marks every day of the week .

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ojackojacko commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 11:17am

Thanks for the link blowin. she is a serious surfer

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I focus commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 1:36pm

The young lady's ripping, strong as agree love the backhand hits

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Optimist commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 5:14pm

I loved 9 lives...but my first surf movie was "The Angry Sea" by John Severson in the 60's ...Got me hooked.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 2:08am

Qlder's share tribute to mark another Qld Swellnet Triple Crown
[Click Noosa Festival of Surfing > Webcast]
[Click] 'Noosa Festival of Surfing gets a reboot.'
All Swellnet Noosa Comp Highlights are loaded back 2 back 2014-2018.
Swellnet showcases small perfect waves surfed by the best small wave surfers.
Qld'ers salute #1 swellnet for sharing Noosa Festivities with all...Support Local.

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Pops commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 9:43am

My old man once told me that he appeared uncredited in a film from the 70s called "A Winters Tale". I think the segment was shot at either South Avalon or L.A. Has anyone ever seen it? I'd love to track a copy down.

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stunet commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 10:02am

@Pops,

Here's 'A Winter's Tale - Part 2'. The fiest section filmed on the NB:

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stunet commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 10:03am

Trailer for 'A Winter's Tale':

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Pops commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 10:04am

Thanks Stu!

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stunet commented Friday, 8 Mar 2019 at 10:05am