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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udo Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 8:10am

Holy Water - Gotcha

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Dx3 Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 2:15pm

Anyone see the news they are going to make a film adaptation of Finnegan's Barbarian Days - A Surfing Life?

Be interesting how that goes in movie format, somewhat excited as I loved the book, huge life story to tell in a movie setting though. Hopefully some quality footage in there. Tavarua...

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chook Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 7:59pm

james franco to play bill finnegan?
who plays doc?

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goofyfoot Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 at 7:46pm

Barbarian Days has the potential to be a great movie. Looking forward to it.

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upnorth Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 6:55am

I'd like to see Barbarian Days as a film but it would be near impossible to do it justice. The book is full of subtlety, Finnegan conjures such a sense of time and place and it would be lost on screen. And then there's the surfing, if it isn't at say big Jardim with boulders the size of cars being rolled around what's the point.

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stunet Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 7:46am

Agree. Without Finnegan's dexterity it's just another surf jaunt.

And I have a feeling surfers will be picking boulder-size holes in Hollywood's attempt to recreate period surf destinations: Kirra '78, camping on Tavarua, Honolua before the crowds.

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goofyfoot Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 8:07am

Plenty of surfers around who’d be willing to do the action footage! As long as Bill was an intermediate goofy foot sign me up!

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Island Bay Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 8:15am

Regular foot. Sorry :-)

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Sheepdog Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 2:59pm

"They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

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udo Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 11:44am

Cupla tubes -Bruno Santos -Desert Pt

https://www.picuki.com/media/2419707063199698143

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zenagain Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 3:20pm

Fark, Bruno can thread a tube.

How much fun does DP look at that size.

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Blowin Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 3:32pm

Zen ....it’s worth going to Deserts just to sit on the beach and marvel at the way nature can create such a perfect, perfect venue for something as fickle and demanding as surfing.

The alignment of the reef , the way swell funnels along it , the predominant wind direction, the water temp and colour , the backdrop and the blue sky . It’s fucking crazy.

It’s like being told the formidable odds against winning powerball and then still somehow buying the winning ticket.

Probably should take a board with you.

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udo Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 3:49pm

Fast boat Serangan to DP - 45 mins.

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zenagain Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 6:56pm

Got a good mate lives Lombok full-time. He's been asking me to come visit for years.

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udo Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 at 2:37pm

Flick P at Cow Bombie

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Island Bay Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 at 3:51pm

He's on another level. Not much arm flapping, is there.

One of my vicarious pleasures during this damned Covid year has been to watch Bruno Santos surf Padang, massive Ulus, Deserts.

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Jamyardy Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 at 4:38pm

Bit strange how this comes up now Udo, swell of the decade was over 5 years ago !

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udo Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 at 5:10pm

Yes- loaded onto Utube Oct 21st
currently no sponsors ?

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udo Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 at 5:41pm

That Nias Swell- described by Nathan Florence

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udo Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 11:23am
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udo Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 at 5:44pm

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Blowin Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 5:07pm

Nothing short of mesmerising

https://youtu.be/hnlw2AdTc-Q

Also gotten into the Ain’t that swell videos . Couldn’t ever do the audio podcasts so it’s good to see the crew doing it properly . I get it now . Very relatable banter . Jed and Corn are awesome hosts. Good guests. Uncensored gold.

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stunet Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 5:12pm

Incredible vid by Willcox, especially that last section.

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Craig Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 6:10pm

Mind blowing Blowin, such epic surfing in heavy, heavy water and those combos from barrel to turns and all as he's having the time of his life! One of my fav vids.

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Jamyardy Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 6:21pm

Chippo giving it a nudge, nice work.

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udo Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 7:30pm

That was wicked Blowin.
Dane Reynolds Tom Curren
Tom on a Skim Disc Thingy

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factotum Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 7:52pm

Youngster just won the Classic in total mud too on the weekend.

Good stuff...well, with the sound down.

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udo Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 5:03pm

Pro-Land
1999 movie by Derek Hynd

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Blowin Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 5:06pm

Mick Campbell fucking shreds

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Blowin Friday, 27 Nov 2020 at 6:03pm

Here’s a slice of gold for your Friday arvo knees up .

Highly recommended

https://youtu.be/9p9TYm_xtRw

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Westofthelake Friday, 27 Nov 2020 at 7:17pm

Unreal blowin, now ya talking, bloody beautiful.

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udo Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 6:38pm

Sea of Darkness - can watch here for those that havent seen it
https://archive.org/details/sea-of-darkness

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Dx3 Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020 at 12:15pm

Blowin that vid is one of the most enjoyable ones I've watched. Beautiful

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zenagain Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020 at 1:13pm

Saw that a while back. Lovely vid.

Really miss that part of the world.

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soggydog Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020 at 11:31pm

Thanks Udo. I wonder if that is the full or redacted version.

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JamesBrown89 Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 at 10:38pm

1. Endless Summer
2. Big Wednesday
3. Chasing Mavericks
4. Riding Giants
5. Proximity

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 2:59pm

"Sea of Darkness - can watch here for those that havent seen it
https://archive.org/details/sea-of-darkness"

Watched this again yesterday first time in years, its an interesting story/docco but i actually find it really depressing and sad, so many guys could have had the best life's but fucked their life's up basically for greed and money and guys that were also really talented surfers.

Martin Daley comes out looking the best from it all, seems he never lost site of the dream, and Peter McCabe kept his life together too.

BTW one thing i don't get is they say they did their first trip to Mentawai islands in early 80s (83 from memory) but then the Lance knight HT's story doesn't happen until 91

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carpetman Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:06pm

First trips I think were to Panaitan. Then Enganno. Then Ments. Don't know the timing but I think that was the order.

Also, does anyone know which version the streaming sea of darkness is? I saw one on a boat trip a long time ago and then one online and I remember the one on the boat trip having a lot more detail.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 5:14pm

Im not sure on what version it was, i have a feeling its the edited version, as painted Martin in a pretty good light, and he is the one who owns the rights too it, because he wasn't happy with how he was portrayed.

Anyway it didn't last long, its already been removed from that link, it's amazing how persistent and efficient they are in removing any copies online.

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truebluebasher Friday, 29 Jan 2021 at 12:28am

Kangaroo Beach... ABC Clubbie Cartoon Series.
This one's for swellnet micro Gromz & their Hodads...(OK! Big Gromz too!)

Kitty Flanagan : (Sandy) "You don't choose the Board...The Board chooses You!
Cheesy Big Kauna rip from " Sandy's Surf School " / Surf Pro Karnival.
Shit Hot Surf Action episode...lay back & chill.

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/kangaroo-beach

Yes! Of course you get the high drama Shark Drone Episode!
Yes! Of course all the surfers can switchfoot & surf dunes & shit!

Theme song by Indecent Obsession keyboardist with Josh Pyke on vocals.