30 surf movies you should watch - Part 1

30 surf movies you should watch - Part 1

The list doesn’t follow any particular order since they all are great pieces of art. We hope you enjoy the following flicks as much as we did.

Stay positive. Much love, 

YOW team


We would never start a Surf Movie list with a movie other than The Endless Summer (1966) by Bruce Brown. This is the godfather of surf movies, the one that defined the genre and a piece of art itself. The beginning of a surf revolution. 


Bruce Brown work meant a before and after in the Surf industry. The Endless Summer quickly became the first surf movie to be seen by the mainstream making the sport widely popular in USA and soon enough in the rest of the world. But before all of this, Bruce also became the first person to document Pipeline being surfed. Surfing Hollow Days (1961) shows Phil Edwards riding crystalline eight-foot waves at Banzai Beach, before becoming the most legendary wave in the world.


Film maker Jason Baffa along with a host of pro-surfers such as Chris Del Moro and Dave Rastovich, old friends, new friends, family and wave lovers embarked on a trip to Italy to make a documentary film on an emerging and unique surf culture in a country without amazingly consistent waves.


Eighteen of the world’s best surfers, some of the best surf breaks and the sublime cinematography courtesy of Ryan Thomas mixed all together with an incredible music selection results in one of the most mind-blowing surf movies we’ve seen till the date.


Possibly one of the most spectacular surf movie ever made. View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever.