Surfing is not just a sport they say; it is also a way of life. Not only does the sport take away one’s fear of the open waters and the things lurking below the blue, it also teaches a few life lessons by way of rising and ebbing of the waves. Although surfing has only recently become a trend in coastal South India, it had begun way back in the waters of America, specifically the Hawaiian Islands, where the waves made for a great sporting adventure. Hollywood filmmakers have never left anything to chance and have picked up various themes to combine with surfing in their films and the result has always turned out to be good. Whether they are philosophical lessons that have come in the form of surf movies or real-life stories of people, who did the unimaginable, surf movies have always been a part of Hollywood. Here’s a look at the list of top surfing movies ever. If you are lucky, you might be able to find some of these best surfing movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
8. Blue Crush (2002)
With several real-life surfers making an appearance in this sports film, it became one of the most well-known movies that had surfing as its focal point. The film narrates the story of three surfer friends, who, due to their work commitments and near-poverty state, keep their love for waves on hold to raise Anne’s young sister. While she once had a near-drowning experience, Anne is scared to return to surfing, but when an NFL player visits town, he encourages her to return to her first love, which might bring the three ace surfers some extra cash and more sponsors. The movie did not hit the right notes when it released on the big screen, but the picturesque locales and the filming of the surfing scenes did make up for all the loss in the end.
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7. Surf’s Up (2007)
Sony’s animated feature film, which earned as many as ten Annie Award nominations and one Academy nomination, was a docucomedy that poked fun at the various surfing documentaries that had graced the silver screen before it. Starring Shia LeBeouf, Zooey Deschanel and Jeff Bridges in the lead voice cast, the movie followed the story of a penguin from Antarctica, who idolizes a surfer penguin since childhood and to prove his worth, enters a surfing contest far away from home. On his journey, he learns quite a few life lessons and after a brush with some dose of reality, comes up trumps. The animated mockumentary was a lively film, which took a funny jibe at its predecessors and entertained people across all generations. Not only did ‘Surf’s Up’ portray the sport very aptly but it also worked wonders at the world box office for a long time.