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A  Short  History  of  Surfing
[ coming soon ]

A History of Duke Kahanamoku

Surf  Movies  &  TV  Shows
browse 100+ surfing movies at IMDb
browse surfing movies on DVD • on VHS at Amazon
Beach Movies at Brian's Drive-In Theater
The Surf Network

Magic Lantern's Sports Film Festival Pages
Magic Lantern's Muscle-Head Film Festival Page

Surf Movie Poster Art  "Surf Movie Tonite!: Surf Movie Poster Art, 1957-2004" [2005]
by Matt Warshaw

Chronicle Books 12x9 pb [9/2005] for $13.57
Hollywood Surf & Beach Movies  "Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969" [2005]
by Thomas Lisanti, Foreword by Aron Kincaid

McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [4/2005] for $45.00
Summer Beach Party compilation album  "Summer Beach Party" compilation album [2006]
Varese Sarabande music CD [7/2006] 19 tracks for $13.67
includes 19 songs from surfing movies of 1963-66: "A Swingin' Summer" [1965], "Beach Blanket Bingo" [1965], "Beach Party" [1963], "Bikini Beach" [1964], "Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine"
[1965], "Ghost In The Invisible Bikini" [1966], "Girls On The Beach" [1965], "How To Stuff A Wild Bikini" [1965], "Muscle Beach Party" [1964], "Pajama Party" [1964], "Ride The Wild Surf" [1964], and "Surf Party" [1964]
Frankie & Annette Movie Legends Collection DVD  
"Frankie & Annette M.G.M. Movie Legends Collection" [2007]
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [7/2007] 4 disks for $34.99
includes "Beach Blanket Bingo" [1965]; "Beach Party" [1963]; "Bikini Beach" [1964]; "Fireball 500"
[1966]; "How To Stuff A Wild Bikini" [1965]; "Muscle Beach Party" [1964]; "Ski Party" [1965]; and "Thunder Alley" [1967]

"A Swingin' Summer" [1965] with James Stacy & Raquel Welch

"Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story"
docufilm [indep 2006 & 2010]
poster from Surfrider Foundation "Accidental Icon" fundraiser of September 2008 at Duke's Malibu on P.C.H.  68-minute color documentary film written & directed by Brian Gillogly; narrated by Jorja Fox; featuring actors Sally Field, Cliff Robertson, James Darren & Caryn Richman, and surfing legends Lance Carson, Mike Doyle & Mickey Munoz, and surfing champions Belen Kimble, Kassia Meador, Jericho Poppler {Bartlow}, Summer Romero & Carla Rowland
Level 33 Ent. color DVD [9/2011] for $4.99
Level 33 Ent. color DVD [9/2011] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"Beach Blanket Bingo" [A.I.P. April 1965]
Beach Blanket Bingo teen surfing movie  Starring Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon, with Buster Keaton
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [6/2001] for $13.46
Goodtimes color VHS [4/95] for $7.95
full credits from IMDb

"Beach Party" [1963]

"Big Wednesday" [1978]

"Bikini Beach" [1964]

"Billabong Odyssey" documentary [Nov 2003]
official site • credits at IMDb

"Blue Crush"

"The Break" [ABC-TV 2013?]  
Announced 11/2012: Fox or Disney/ABC gave script orders for an ensemble drama series set in the world of Santa Cruz surfing competitions.
Writer Elizabeth Chandler will tell of a 16-year-old girl with a troubled & mysterious past who is sent to the surfing town to live with the father
that she’s never known, and who must navigate a culture that is foreign to her, bound by "the personal lives and relationships of a group of young adults
in the close-knit community where surfing is everything" • not yet listed at IMDb

"Crystal Voyager" [1972]

"Don't Make Waves" [] starring Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale & Sharon Tate

"Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" [1965] /tt0059124/
starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Patti Chandler & Susan Hart

"Drift" [Australia 2013?]  
Announced 3/2011: Funded by Screen Australia, starring Sam Worthington; two brothers in 1970s Australia
battle killer waves, conservative society, and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry
official movie site • latest info at IMDb

'Gidget' books & movies are now on their own page

"Ghost In The Invisible Bikini" [1966] /tt0060457/

"Girls On The Beach" [1965] /tt0059227/
starring Noreen Corcoran, with The Beach Boys

"Goofyfoot" [2010] /tt1520905/
Directed by Chris Cashman; written by Jeff McElroy; starring Jim Hanks, Wes Whitworth, Simon Peter Deveer

"Highwater: Paradise Lost, Paradise Found" [Japan 2009, USA Aug 2010] by Dana Brown /tt0775482/

"How To Stuff A Wild Bikini" [A.I.P. July 1965]
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini  Starring Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon, with Buster Keaton
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [5/2001] for $13.46
MGM/UA color VHS [7/2001] for $9.94
full credits from IMDb

"Longboard Fever"

"Longboard Magic"

Longboard TV: all-surfing sports show - moved from Fox to The Surf Network

"The Moods of Surfing" [1968]

"Muscle Beach Party" [1964]

"North Shore" [Universal Pictures 1987] /tt0093648/

"North Shore" TV series [Fox Network 2004–2005] /tt0409594/

"Of Men and Mavericks" [Walden Media / Fox 2000 release Oct 2012?]
Announced 4/2010: Biopic about surfer Jay Moriarty [1978-2001], who convinced old-timer Rick 'Frosty' Hesson
to train him to surf the gigantic waves at the Northern California surf spot called Mavericks. Jay died in a free-diving
accident at age 21, but his spirit & determination inspired the saying 'Live like Jay'.
Announced 10/2011: name of film changed, Fox 2000 will distribute, Elisabeth Shue & Abigail Spencer are joining the cast

Directed by Curtis Hanson; script by Kario Salem & Brandon Hooper; starring Gerard Butler as Hesson
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb

"Pacific Vibrations" documentary [1971] by John Severson: credits at IMDb

"Pajama Party" [1964] /tt0058440/
starring Tommy Kirk & Annette Funicello, with Buster Keaton

"Point Break" [1991] /tt0102685/
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Keanu Reeves & Patrick Swayze
remake announced in 2011 is set in the world of extreme sports

"Psycho Beach Party" [Strand Releasing Sept 2001] /tt0206226/
Beach movie spoof directed by Robert Lee King; based on Charles Busch's acclaimed stageplay; starring
Lauren Ambrose, Thomas Gibson, Nicholas Brendon, Matt Keeslar, Andrew Levitas, Nick Cornish, Kathleen
Robertson, Danni Wheeler, Amy Adams, Beth Broderick, Kimberley Davies & Charles Busch

"Ride" [Screen Media Films May 2015] /tt1930463/
Written & directed by and starring Helen Hunt
watch 3/2015 official trailer [2:19] online at YouTube

"Ride The Wild Surf" [1964] /tt0058523/
starring Fabian, Shelley Fabares & Peter Brown

"Riding Giants" documentary [2004] /tt0389326/

"Sea Flight" [1980]

"Soul Surfer" biopic [FilmDistrict April 2011]
Filmed in Hawai'i; the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack, then returned to competitive surfing,
winning the ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete of The Year;
co-written & directed by Sean McNamara; starring Dennis Quaid,
Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb & singer Carrie Underwood • full credits at IMDb

"Splinters" [2011] /tt1316432/
feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea;
winner of the Best Surf Documentary at the 2011 Surfer Magazine Surfer Poll

"Step Into Liquid" movie [Aug 2003]: official site • credits at IMDb

"Summer Stories" by Greg MacGillivray

"Surf Party" [1964] /tt0058626/

"The Surfer" [Andros Films July 2011]
The Surfer 2011 movie poster  Independent feature about a young man who just wants to surf; Directed by Michael Yates; written by Boone Caudill; starring Hayden Gold, Malorie Mackey, Robert Engelhard, Kyle Roberts, Louisa Dienst, Harvey Kalan & Matt Arnett
Andros Films b&w DVD [7/2011] for $12.00
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch official trailer [2:50] at YouTube

"The Surfer King" [2006] /tt0418206/

"Surfwise" documentary [2008]

"Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton" [Jan 2017] /tt6333092/

"The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti" [IMAX Feb 2010] /tt1646232/

untitled surfing musical  [Fox]
Announced 9/2010: Fox won the bidding war for movie rights to Beach Boys songs for an
original bigscreen musical proposal written by Susannah Grant; to be produced by
Craig Zadan, Neil Meron & John Stamos • still no entry on IMDb (2-017)

surfing  movies  by  Bruce  Brown
browse DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Bruce Brown 6-Pack DVD box set  "Bruce Brown Golden Years of Surf" DVD Box Set [2004]
Image Ent color DVD [5/2004] 6 disks for $40.99
includes "Barefoot Adventure" [1960]; "Slippery When Wet" [1958]; "Surf Crazy" [1959]; "Surfin' Shorts" [1960]; "Surfing Hollow Days" [1961]; and "Waterlogged" [1962]
"Bruce Brown 6-Pack" DVD Box Set [2003]
Image Ent color DVD [6/2003] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
includes "Barefoot Adventure" [1960]; "The Endless Summer" [1966]; "Slippery When Wet"
[1958]; "Surf Crazy" [1959]; "Surfin' Shorts" [1960]; and "Surfing Hollow Days" [1961]

"Barefoot Adventure" documentary [1960]

"The Endless Summer" documentary [1966]
"Endless Summer" was digitally remastered in 2014 for limited release over the Summer
"The Endless Summer II" documentary [1994]
"The Endless Summer Revisited" documentary [2000]

"Slippery When Wet" documentary [1958]

"Surf Crazy" documentary [1959]

"Waterlogged" documentary [1962]

Surf  Bunny  Hall  of  Fame
online 'Women In Surfing' chronology from Andrea Gabbard's book

Patti Chandler {real name Patricia Ann Lauderback}: IMDb listing [1964-77]

Annette Funicello [1942-2013]: IMDb listing [1956-95]

Mary Hughes [1944-2007]: IMDb listing [1964-67]

surfer & model Marisa Miller
official website • IMDb listing [since 2004] • Wikipedia

Salli Sachse: IMDb listing [1964-69]

Bobbi Shaw: IMDb listing [1964-76]

"Girl In The Curl: A Century of Women In Surfing" [2000] by Andrea Gabbard /1580050484/

"Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide To Getting Good Waves" [2005] by Izzy & Coco Tihanyi /0156029863/

U.S.P.S. issued a woodie stamp in August 2001, for use on pre-sorted first-class postcards

Spirit of America Bookstore's
'Woody'  Surfing  Wagons  Page

after the era of the longboard, the shortboard became king - but the surf bunny will never go out of style . . .

Surfing  Gear
Sporting Goods Dept. / Surfing Store at Amazon
California Cra-zee Wear - beach & surfing apparel in Marina del Rey, CA
Kanvas by Katin [est. 1959] in Sunset Beach, CA
Birdwell Beach Britches [est. 1961]
[ more coming soon ]

Hilo Hattie - The Store of Hawaii

'Gidget'  &  The Kohner Family
now on a separate page:
top of page • short history • The Kohner Family •
'Gidget' novels • 'Gidget' movies & TV

'Gidget' entry at Wikipedia
'Gidget' character credits at Internet Movie Database

Hawaii,  Luaus  &  Tiki  Decor

Tiki Road Trip  "Tiki Road Trip: A Guide To Tiki Culture In North America" [2003]
by James Teitelbaum

Santa Monica Press 9x6 pb [5/2003] for $11.87
Book of Tiki   "The Book of Tiki: A Guide For The Urban Archeologist" [2000]
by Sven A. Kirsten

Taschen 10x8½ pb [6/2003] for $19.99
Taschen hardcover [9/2000] out of print/used
aloha 50s   "Leis, Luaus & Aloha: The Lure of Hawaii In The Fifties" [1999]
by Fred E. Basten

Island Heritage 12½x10 hardcover [11/99] for $13.57

let's go surfin' !!

Surfing  Music

browse Surf Guitar Music at Amazon
browse Oldies - Surf Rock Music at Amazon
Golly Gee Records modern surf music {website inactive 2010}

The Ventures surf band

The Challengers surf band

The Beach Boys band
browse Beach Boys albums at Amazon

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'The Beach Boys' Page

Dick Dale's official website
browse Dick Dale's recordings at Amazon
"The Very Best of Dick Dale" album

Books  &  Magazines  About  Surfing
browse books on surfing at Amazon
'Luna Bay' books for girls by Francess Lantz [1952-2004]

Encyclopedia of Surfing book by Matt Warshaw  "The Encyclopedia of Surfing" [2003]
by Matt Warshaw, Foreword by William Finnegan

Mariner Books 10x8 pb [11/2005] for $15.59
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 10x8 hardcover [10/2003] out of print/many used
History of Surfing book by Matt Warshaw  "The History of Surfing" [2010]
by Matt Warshaw

Kindle Edition from Chronicle Books [9/2010] for $21.99
Chronicle Books 11x9¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $31.50

"Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life" memoir [7/2015] by William Finnegan
Lifetime surfer and New Yorker Magazine writer Finnegan spent the 1960s and 1970s circumnavigating the globe and chasing the perfect wave.

"Tapping The Source" [1985 novel] by Kem Nunn

"Welcome To Paradise, Now Go To Hell" [] by Chas Smith

"The Wave: In Pursuit of The Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of The Ocean" [] by Susan Casey

"Breath" surfing novel [] by Tim Winton


Surfer Magazine from Primedia
Surfer Magazine
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Surfing Magazine from Primedia
Surfing Magazine
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SG {surf/skate/snow girl} Magazine from Primedia
SG {surf/skate/snow girl}

no longer published

Longboard Magazine [est. 1993]
Longboard Magazine

no longer published

The Surfer's Journal Magazine [est. Spring 1992] based in San Clemente, California
The Surfer's Journal

subscribe directly:
6 issues/year for $63.00

magazine website

Transworld Surf Magazine [est. 2010] based in Carlsbad, California
Transworld Surf

subscribe via Amazon:
12 issues/year for $9.97

magazine website

surfing photo by Simons

Surfboards  &  Shops
Ron Jon Surf Shop [est. 1959] of FL, CA & NJ {6 locations}

Jack's Surfboards - 4 locations in Southern California

surfing photo by George Silk

L i n k s
California Surf Museum [est. 1986] in Oceanside, California
Intl. Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, California
Energy Australia Surfest [March 2004 = #20]
Surfline website [est. 1995]
Malibu Longboards Surf School
Surf History website
artist Rick Griffin [1944-91] fansite
Rick Griffin Studios
CoastalWatch Australia

Surfers Village website - all the news, all the time

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