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The Best Surf Movies

Updated May 26, 2021 4.8k votes 1.4k voters 170.8k views75 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films about surfers and surfing and get ready to catch some waves.

Looking for a list of the best surf movies, including documentaries about surfing, narrative surf films, and beach party movies? Then you're in the right spot. Dedicated surf fans will gravitate towards the documentaries and action movies on the list while 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. Want to know which of these movies is the best surf movie of all time? You get to help decide by voting up your favorite surf films. Be sure to check back as new, good surfing movies are added to the list once they've been released.

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