New Retro Surf Art Wood Sculpture | Inspired by Iconic “Endless Summer” Surf Movies
Endless Summer is a surf documentary that transformed surf culture and birthed retro surf art. Back in 1966, documentarian and competitive surfer, Bruce Brown decided to transform his passion for surfing into a film. His new career move followed professional surfers, Michael Hynson and Robert August on a surfing adventure around the globe. Their goal was to search for and find the wave of a lifetime – in Brown’s words “The Perfect Wave.” Together, Mike, Rob, and Bruce, leave California with their longboards in hand and set their sights on faraway places. They travelled light with only their persons and 100 pounds of camera equipment. The trio went to areas like Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii. They did eventually find what they were looking for, “The Perfect Wave.” Located in Cape St. Francis, South Africa, this wave was a four-foot curl that looked machine made. It’s mix of trending pop art marketing, laid-back filming, and thrilling adventure makes Endless Summer the ultimate surf cult classic. In 2002 the National Film Registry selected Endless Summer to be preserved thanks to its historical, cultural, and aesthetic significance to American culture. The film continues to give back to society long after it’s release.