The Best Surf Movies Films

The Best Surf Movies

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List Criteria: Films about surfers or surfing. Fiction and documentary films are both acceptable.

A list of the best surf movies, including documentaries about surfing, narrative surf films, and beach party movies. Beach Party films, popular in the 60s, are entirely fictional and geared more towards a general audience. Whether one long-boards or short-boards, there's a surf movie for everyone. The films on this list aren't for kooks (well-- most of them aren't). Enjoy!

Use this surfing movies list to remember your favorites or learn about new titles in the genre that you may have never heard of. If you are an expert in surf movies, by all means add new ones to this list too!


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    Point Break

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze Genre: Narrative

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    Chasing Mavericks

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    Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

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    The Endless Summer

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    Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August Genre: Narrative

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    Soul Surfer

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    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb Genre: Narrative

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    Blue Crush

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    Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis Genre: Narrative

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    Lords of Dogtown

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    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner Genre: Narrative

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    Big Wednesday

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    Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Barbara Hale Genre: Narrative

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    Step into Liquid

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    Genre: Documentary

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    Riding Giants

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    Genre: Documentary

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    North Shore

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    Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Paragon Genre: Narrative

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    The Endless Summer II

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    Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Pat O'Connell Genre: Narrative

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    Surf's Up

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    Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges Genre: Narrative

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    Drift

    added by JeffLee
    Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt About the birth of the surf industry in Australia. Great movie 

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    Blue Crush 2

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    Sharni Vinson, Sally Fitzgibbons, Roxy Louw

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    The September Sessions

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    In God's Hands

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    Bret Michaels, Brion James, Brian Keaulana Genre: Narrative

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    Clay Marzo: Just Add Water


    Clay Marzo: Just Add Water Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Clay Marzo

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    Thicker than Water

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    Keith Malloy, Shane Dorian, Chris Malloy Genre: Documentary

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    Young Guns 3


    Young Guns 3

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    Storm Riders

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    Gerry Lopez, Mark Richards

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    Scratching the Surface


    Scratching the Surface

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    Hardbodies

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    Janet Gardner, Kane Hodder, Jan Kuehnemund Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    Shelter


    Shelter

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    Gidget

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    Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    One California Day

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    Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy, Greg Noll Genre: Documentary

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    Young Guns 2


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    Campaign


    Campaign

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    Blue Juice

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Jenny Agutter Genre: Narrative

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    Five Summer Stories

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    Beach Party

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    Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    Ride the Wild Surf

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    Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    Morning of the Earth

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    The Show

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    Beach Blanket Bingo

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    Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    Gossip Girl

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    The Living Curl


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    Newcastle


    Xavier Samuel, Gigi Edgley, Rebecca Breeds

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    Momentum

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    Teri Hatcher, Louis Gossett, Jr. Genre: Documentary

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    Surf II

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    Eric Stoltz, Ruth Buzzi, Cleavon Little Genre: Narrative

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    Crystal Voyager

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    Nat Young Genre: Documentary

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    Modern Collective

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    Surf Party

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    Scott Walker, Bobby Vinton, Jackie DeShannon Genre: Beach Party Movies

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    Puberty Blues

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    Bud Tingwell, Rowena Wallace, Alan Cassell Genre: Narrative

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    Liquid Time

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    The Fantastic Plastic Machine

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    The Fantastic Plastic Machine Genre: Documentary

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    Trilogy

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    Out of Place

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    Out of Place Genre: Documentary

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