We all can agree on one thing and it is that The Endless Summer has been a part of your life as a surfer, no matter if it was a little or big influence. The Endless Summer is the iconic movie Bruce Brown produced of two young American chasing waves & adventures around the globe. Through different locations such California, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii, we follow the journey of Robert August and Mike Hynson through unknown locations. The Endless Summer didn’t take a hold of the surf culture for nothing and it is not only for the amount of good vibes the movie transported us into, but also into the sense of adventuring and chasing some of the best waves, without any fears.
Challenging ourselves and our ability to surf in different situations has become something typical, but back in 1966, it wasn’t something we were used to. To celebrate the beauty of this movie & the way it changed our culture, they decided to release a 50th anniversary book packed with artifacts, replicas and behind-the-scene moments to allow anyone, like you and me, to hold a piece of the surf culture in their hand.
Gracefully written by the oldest son of Bruce Brown, Dana Brown, which is also an American filmmaker and surfer, we can remind ourselves of the passion that had a hold of Bruce.
The book brings back a few emotions to Dana, especially that it is an honour to rethink of what his dad has accomplished and the steps he followed. Working with his dad on ‘The Endless Summer Revisited’, Dana mostly gained his confidence through his own personal projects such Step in the Liquid, but as he said, “my dad and I shared similar sense of what we wanted to do - he was a joy to work with. He’s one of my heroes. The older I get, the more I admire him as a person”.
Allowing ourselves to not only watch a movie, but feel it, The Endless Summer pushes our perspectives of what we could accomplish and help us explore new areas we thought were unknown.
This special edition book goes back in time and become a timeless piece of art and memories that is worth having. As his son said, Bruce was making sure that the movie would be seen by the masses, but not only that - he believed in it. All the energy and strength he put towards his work was always full of passion, and this is maybe why we can now see the posters of The Endless Summer on any part of the globe.
We don’t want to say too much about this book either what you’ll find inside, it should stay a surprise to savour delicately. One of the most important things you need to remember though is that Bruce created an iconic film and it is a joy to remind ourselves of the good time with his son as the storyteller. Also a talented filmmaker, Dana inspires us in many ways and these words may convince you to get one of this commemoration books - “If you have something to say, say it the best you can, but don't try to mimic everybody. Believe in yourself.”