Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche today’s post is dedicated to all fans of surfing and surfing culture in general. We are going to find out which are the best surfing films, listing the names of the most popular films of all time. We are sure that you have already seen some of the films in our personal ranking and we trust that you will find some new names that will arouse your curiosity. Enjoy your reading.
What are the best surfings films
Below you will find a list of the best surfing films of all time. Each of the films on the list represents a small part of surfing culture in its own way, and some of them have become myths for many generations of surfers.
- “Point Break” (1991)
- “Big Wednesday” (1978)
- “Blue Crush” (2002)
- “Chasing Mavericks” (2012)
- “Soul Surfer” (2011)
- “Riding Giants” (2004)
- “The Endless Summer” (1966)
- “Step into Liquid” (2003)
- “North Shore” (1987)
Top 3 must-see surfing classics
“Point Break” is a 1991 action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film stars Keanu Reeves as FBI agent Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as the charismatic bank robber and surfer Bodhi. The plot revolves around Agent Utah who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of criminals suspected of carrying out a series of high-risk bank robberies. As he gets closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to Bodhi and his carefree, thrill-seeking lifestyle. The film is a mix of action, suspense and drama, in which Officer Utah must decide between his duty as a police officer and his growing admiration for Bodhi.
A classic that made surfers and non-surfers fall in love. The recent remake, on the other hand, we didn’t like…
“Big Wednesday” is a 1978 American sports drama film directed by John Milius. The film takes place in the 1960s and follows the lives of three friends, Matt Johnson (Jan-Michael Vincent), Jack Barlow (William Katt) and Leroy Smith (Gary Busey), who share a passion for surfing and face the challenges of adulthood, including the Vietnam War and changing social norms. The film showcases the surf culture of the time and the thrill of riding the waves, while also exploring themes of friendship, sacrifice and reaching adulthood.
The title ‘Big Wednesday’ refers to a legendary big wave day that occurs only once a decade and represents the culmination of the friends’ surfing careers. The film is considered a classic of the surf genre and a nostalgic tribute to the sport and its countercultural roots.
Icon of the international surfing scene.
“Blue Crush” is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Stockwell. The film stars Kate Bosworth as Anne Marie Chadwick, a talented surfer from Hawaii who is preparing to compete in a major surfing competition, the Pipe Masters, held at the famous Banzai Pipeline spot. Along the way, she faces personal challenges, including a strained relationship with her sister and her feelings for an NFL quarterback, Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis), who is on holiday in Hawaii. The film mixes the adrenaline rush of surfing with a coming of age story, in which Anne Marie must overcome her fears and find the courage to pursue her dreams.
“Blue Crush” showcases the beauty of Hawaii and its surf culture, while exploring themes of self-discovery, determination and the power of female friendship.
A film to ponder and think about…
Hoping to have provided some useful information regarding the best surf films, we invite you to provide us with useful suggestions to update this list over time. Also, if you would like to visit us in Portugal, we would be happy to introduce you to our surf school as well as yoga classes in Peniche.
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