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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Pupkin Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 7:15pm

Hahaha! How's this flick from 1988?

Some familiar heads!

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Blowin Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 6:25am

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Pupkin Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 11:43pm

Bentles still gets around here. I'll have a yarn with him next time I see him. Could even be tomorrow. Who knows?

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Blowin Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 11:52pm

Who gives a fuck is more accurate

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Pupkin Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 at 11:56pm

You give a fuck, don't ya?

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Blowin Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 6:23am

Zxzzxx

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Pupkin Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 12:16am

Bentles aka Gary has a friend in Jesus. And that's about it.

Apart from Gary?

But everyone knows that.

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Optimist Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 7:18am

This clip from 5 summer stories will give you younger crew a good look at the boards we rode in '72. It wasn't all great in the 70's but it was fun.

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Jamyardy Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 12:46pm

Good find Pupkin. How's Bentley … pre Andy cap days !

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Blowin Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 1:24pm

Marcus got a sick one. He had better hair then !

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Pupkin Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 1:52pm

Pissed redaction, blow in.

Again.

As always.

Piss weak.

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Blowin Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 3:16pm

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 5:15pm

That's pretty impressive not holding back and reading those waves perfectly probably the best tube footage of a female I've seen, and even the turns are powerful, you can tell she really wants to smack those lips.

Almost like a female Occy.

This video is surely worth a slot on Swellnet's main page

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Island Bay Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:15pm

Chelsea Georgeson beats her hands down. And with much better style. Imo.

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lostdoggy Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:25pm

Well it was still pretty good IB, and although she's been around a while now she's only 18. Impressive

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AndyM Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:28pm

Infinitely better style.
I kinda think that even though Caroline Marks is only going to get better, generally speaking style is something that is innate.

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stunet Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:35pm

Bottom turn.

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Island Bay Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:45pm

Doggy, she rips, though I think she's overrated (and has a rank style).

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Blowin Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:48pm

Chelsea has a more refined technique , particularly for surfing from a decade ago but Caroline has the X factor as did Occy.

Not so much unpredictable but unrestrained. Brutal aggression. She’s still young and a bit goofy , happy to be giving it to the top girls. Wait till she’s owning it a bit and she gets challenged.....she’ll lose her shit and go next level. From friendly puppy fighting to attack dog.

Chelsea has always been one of my favourite chick surfers . It’s nice to have another . There hasn’t been too many girls I’d watch a stand alone video part - perhaps a dozen ( ? ) the more the merrier.

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AndyM Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:49pm

There's aggression and power but then there's style and finesse.

I mean, I can watch Tom Carroll for a while but I can watch Tom Curren for a lot longer.

Time will tell.

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Island Bay Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 6:58pm

Generally, Steph is the style goddess, Carissa the ripper, and Tyler the powerhouse. I just remember some clip of Chelsea G at Greenbush, I think. Incredible barrel riding. Thomas Campbell film?

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freeride76 Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 7:14pm

I can't watch Marks, literally makes me wince.

I know she rips but that over-coached, unnatural arm waving/voguing makes me ill.

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AndyM Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 7:21pm

It's like the visual version of listening to a chick with bad vocal fry.

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Blowin Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 7:22pm

Put her on a left and she’s a ringer for a young Nathan Hedge.

https://youtu.be/R9cjoIyKBMM

Sure , the Raggedy Anne arms are grating but I’ve never seen a chick lay down lines like these.

As Gordon Merchant said about Occy- “ Like a speed boat moving through the water.”

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AndyM Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 7:34pm

I reckon from 1.55 in that Chelsea vid above, she's drawing more radical and committed lines than CM.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 at 8:00pm

CM surfs teahupoo really well. And like some one else said above she’s only 18 and going to get a crap load better. I reckon many of the guys on here wouldn’t of made a lot of those take offs. Me included

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Blowin Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 7:29pm

You get out of bed just like you have every other single day . Everything else is the same , give or take. Except today is the day you’ll get the best wave of your life.

https://youtu.be/AlzVxfBXkO0

Surfing is a gift.

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stunet Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 8:44pm

YouTube comment on the video: "I wonder what he talked about throughout the rest of the day..."

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udo Monday, 4 May 2020 at 11:24am

Patagonia 'Fish People' now on Youtube.

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zenagain Monday, 4 May 2020 at 11:33am

it's a good watch Udo.

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Dale -Cooper Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 8:38pm

For those that still haven't seen it.

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Blowin Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:50pm

Watched the Bunker Spreckles movie last night.

Very interesting.

Nice to see a bio surf flick which wasn’t based on hand wringing over lost heats. This wasn’t about surfing as a career , this was about surfing being everything to you .....until drugs and self doubt creep in.

Crazy how broad is the spectrum of participation in surfing. Nice to see the depiction of someone out of the ordinary. The strange thing is that it’s really just the surfing part of it that was extraordinary. The rest was just a bloke with too much money to be held accountable to just about anything. His adventures were impressive, but no more so than that which pretty much anyone could get up to with endless cash.

His creation of the short board , low rail after living the surfing monk existence is the stuff I thought was special. Other than that it’s just Motley Crüe-esque lifestyle porn. Fun enough tale to learn but not the story of the God-like fella with limitless reserves of talent in all arenas that I was expecting.

Made special by the fact that it wasn’t just all talking heads describing retrospective shit as a lot of these Bio flicks can be. The amount of home footage and interviews with the man himself took it to the next level.

Well made , interesting movie on a surfing character I was peripherally award of which fleshed him out without descending into hagiography or cautionary tale. Non judgmental story on a different kind of life.

It’s on Amazon Prime. They’re doing well with surf flicks.....momentum generation, Hobgood’s flick . Nathan Fletcher’s movie.

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Taprobane Friday, 8 May 2020 at 12:52pm

Thanks for posting this link Mr Cooper. Can finally see what all the fuss was about.

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udo Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 3:55pm

That Sea of Darkness Vimeo link is now set to private ?

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Taprobane Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 4:41pm

Thats a bummer. I don't know what is so controversial about this movie. OK surfing and drugs have gone hand in hand for a long time and for many people so whats so touchy about a frank portrayal of a certain time and place?

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simba Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 6:25pm

More likely that its not a good look for quicksilver......lucky i saw it the other day,cause it seems like its gone again.....great vid and good story on surfings early dayz....

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Higgo Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 8:22pm

That was one of the edited versions. The original was far more incriminating

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Taprobane Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 11:44am

Guess we will have to wait for " the Director's Cut".

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truebluebasher Thursday, 4 Jun 2020 at 9:51pm

World's # 1 GOAT Skater ( vs ) World's #1 GOAT Wave Pool.

Secret Men's business...are you game enough to be led astray.

Billed as { Hot Wheels Shark Park (vs) Hot Tub Time Machine }

Mid Pandemic Surf Ranch Shoot Out we had to have...look away now Gromz.

Ain't enough time for a tbb spoiler...it's on!
https://twitter.com/SurfNews365/status/1265550632271970308?ref_src=twsrc...

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stunet Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 7:41am

Maybe not a surf movie but some of the best surf footage.

Eight years ago this month.

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Island Bay Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 7:43am

Healey's 10ft gun looking like a toothpick in that lip.

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evosurfer Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 1:43pm

To me when it gets scary big cloud break is the heaviest wave in the world.

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goofyfoot Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 2:00pm

Just imagine Healeys view when that thing was steaming towards him.
Look how fucking far up the reef he is compared to everyone else! He is such a psychopath.
I remember reading an interview with a group of nutter big wave surfers. Think kohl, wassell, Greg long etc and they all agreed that Healey is the craziest one, the guy who will hold his position and not paddle out to sea no matter what’s coming towards them. The little bastard fascinates me

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H2O Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 4:37pm

Re that day at cloudbreak. Haunting.

https://surfingworld.com.au/from-the-vault/

"Burn" also one of favorite surf movies . Healy in it too talking about drinking scotch and surfing pipeline - wild. Great soundtrack too!

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Blowin Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020 at 4:38pm

Just had a couple of beers and watched my old VCR copy of Widespread Panic by Leith Holzman. Great WA flick.

Took me back some https://youtu.be/OFYNAZspQSM

BTW....WA is the King of Aussie states.

Now it’s time for Savage Cuts 2 .....

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udo Friday, 10 Jul 2020 at 9:37am

Mikey February's Offbeat Quiver- twins mids softboards -- Utube

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Ape Anonymous Friday, 10 Jul 2020 at 12:07pm

Award for the best short film goes to Camel's "Fillabong Challenge"

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Distracted Friday, 10 Jul 2020 at 1:24pm

Great little clip.... makes me wonder what sort of speed is reached surfing such fast and hollow waves.

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Ape Anonymous Friday, 10 Jul 2020 at 2:11pm

Relative to the water: highway speeds! When the vacuum-suck thing happens towards the end of a barrel, the wave spits and there is no air friction - going with the spit or faster: highway speeds!

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udo Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 6:51pm


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