Surf films and documentaries to watch at home
We are living a very unconventional situation these days. State of alarm, confinement and a global pandemic that we just can fight staying at home. We have to follow the government’s recommendations and stay home to beat COVID-19. We all love to enjoy outdoors, but we can also do plenty of activities at home. For example: watch films. Watch surf films
Today we bring you a list of movies and documentaries inspired by surfing, which are perfect if you are jonesing for surfing. This quarantine will be mucho more pleasant if we are watching waves and surf stories inside our screens. Remember to combine these chill sessions on the sofa with physical exercise to stay healthy and fit. We all must be prepared for our return to the beach!
So, we made a compilation of 11 surf films and documentaries of different genres to watch during these days of confinement.
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (2018)
Andy Irons: Three-time world champion, bipolar disorder, addictions, and a premature death at age 32. The film produced by “Teton Gravity Film” allows us to meet the most intimate life of the Hawaiian surfer through testimonies (such as his brother Bruce or his wife Lyndie) that relate the most heartbreaking and relevant events of his troubled life.
Watch it on: YouTube (3,99€)
Who doesn’t know Bethany Hamilton? Documentary about the life of the surfer who lost an arm due to a shark attack. But that didn’t stop her from achieving everything she set out to become. She became a role model dut to her determination, her ambition and her optimism. Everyone should know Bethany’s story.
Whatch it on: iTunes (4,99€)
Real facts based story about two brothers with a great passion for big waves. Set in 1970s Australia, at the genesis of the modern surf industry.
The Endless Summer (1966)
A classic. The most famous surf documentary. Its director Bruce Brown follows two young surfers who are looking for the perfect waves all over the world. During their journey they find perfect waves and more than one memorable character.
View from a Blue Moon (2015)
Shot entirely in 4K, ‘View from a Blue Moon’ follows John John Florence catching waves all over the world leaving us amazing footage and getting closer to the talented Hawaiian surfer. A visual wonder in all aspects.
Watch it on: iTunes (9,99€)
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Biopic about legendary surfer Jay Moriarty when he first prepared and surfed “Mavericks”. Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) trains him for this task while a unique friendship will emerge to transform their lives.
Watch it on: HBO
Point Break (1991)
Action, surf and Keanu Reeves What more could you ask for? This great 90s hit directed by Oscar-winning Kathryn Bigelow tells the story of an FBI agent who infiltrating inside a group of surfers to unmask a gang of robbers.
Surf’s Up (2007)
Funny animated film with surf stars Kelly Slater and Rob Machado. We watch the story of the surfer penguin Cody Maverick on his journey to the World Penguin Surfing Championship.
Watch it on: HBO
Surfer’s Blood (2017)
A documentary by the prestigious photographer and filmmaker Patrcik Trefz that explores the essence of surfing through different people united by their connection to the sea. From the waves of our precious Cantabrian coast to those of the United States, the protagonists (who include Kepa Acero) offer us their vision of the passion that unites them all: surfing.
Watch it on: RedBull TV
Blue Juice (1995)
Romantic comedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor. The main character will face an inevitable dilemma: To choose the waves or the girl?
Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video
Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
To finish we offer you this crazy series B action comedy. With a very low budget, this film from the late 80s presents us a post-apocalyptic future in which a group of neo-Nazi want to dominate the beaches of California, which will unleash to a battle led by the avenging mother of one of the victims of Nazi surfers
So, there is our little list of surf films and documentaries for all tastes. From Latas Surf we encourage you to take this situation with optimism and patience, following the government’s recommendations. We will surf again at Somo and Loredo Beach with you all. Until that time comes, stay home, watch movies, exercise and take care of your elders.