The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer is a documentary that follows two surfers as they journey around the world to pursue the perfect wave.

Released 1966; Runtime 95 minutes


  • Anxiety & Stress: The anxiety of the surfers and spectators is practically tangible in the scene where they are surfing in very dangerous waters.
  • Commitment: This is evident by the patience and stamina of the surfers as they wait for hours at a time and travel long days in search of ideal wave conditions.
  • Cultural Differences: As they travel the world, they encounter many different cultures they have not experienced before, which means they need to learn how to adapt to the unfamiliar environments they are in.
  • Team Cohesion: The surfers work together to navigate dangerous wave conditions.