A while ago we wrote an article on great surf movies on Netflix and it proved so popular we decided to do a Top 5 Surf Films on Netflix 2016 edition. So whether you’re spending an evening with the other half, chilling out on your surf holidays or need some stoke prior to a surf, these five surf films on Netflix right now will provide the answer. Check them out below:
Summer/ Endless Summer 2
We’ll start the list with two surf films on Netflix, but
two films that should be at the start of any surf video list! The Endless
Summer and The Endless Summer 2 are the work of Bruce Brown with the first
being made in 1960 following Mike Hynson and Robert August on a world-wide surf
trip, showing the style of longboards and single fins back then.
movie made in the 90’s follows Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver and Pat O’Connell
embarking on the same style of trip as Mike and Robert 30 years previous.
even get to surf Witches Rock with Robert!
The first video shows Mike and Rob surfing
Cape St Francis for the first time, the second shows the trailer from Endless
This documentary/feature film follows Jeff
Johnson and others as he sets about going on a trip to Patagonia where he was
inspired by the founder of North Face, Doug Tompkins and Patagonia founder Yvon
Chouinard’s trip to the region in 1968. It’s not back to back surfing but will
definitely light a fire in you to get out and explore areas off the beaten
The Legend Of Eddie Aikau
This ESPN special documents the life and
stories of Hawaiian ocean legend Eddie Aikau. Many will recognise the name from
Quiksilver’s Eddie contest and the phrase “Eddie would go”.
This film details
the life of the legendary North Shore lifeguard and big wave surfer who
ultimately gave the ultimate sacrifice in trying to save others; his life.
Isolated is a true surf adventure
documentary that follows Travis Potter, Jenny Useldinger, Spencer Frame, Josh
Fuller, Jimmy Rotherham and Andrew Mooney as they head to West Papua, New
Guinea in the hunt for un-surfed waves and potential set-ups, encountering
political unrest and learn about new cultures whilst there.
A must watch to see
the ups and downs of heading to untouched countries for surfing trips.
– Blood is thicker than water
This gripping documentary narrated by
Russell Crowe shines a light on the Bra Boys, surfing’s most notorious surf
gang that hails from Maroubra, Australia and counts pro surfers Koby Abberton,
Evan Faulks and Richie Vas as some of its members.
Receiving many film awards
and industry recognition this story on surfing’s most notorious gang has to be
seen to be believed!
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Top five surf films on Netflix 2016
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