Because a lot of surfers take the movie stuff too far. Surf and Skate films are all about the actual action. Dog town and Z boys is like the only interesting skate movie that isnt just sick as$ footage over sick music.... The same equation is what makes a good surf video. Tons of surfing and not a whole lot of talking. Other than the Endless Summer videos, surf movies are mostly lame. Surfers think that they are these big artists and musicians and in tune with the world and all that hippe soul surfer BS. The more they talk and make stories out of surf trips the more lame they get....
Just stick to TONS of surfing and good music. Minimal talking. Tons of action..... No one wants to hear some stoner hippe surfers babble about riding single fins and the good old days for 2 hours.... Just show me the best surfing out right now and I am happy.
one california day
stranger than fiction
searching for tom curren
kelly slater in black & white
all down the line
& those are just the ones i have on my shelf. there are tons of others out there.
i'm not much for skating, so i can't comment on the quality of skate vids. i'm also not really one for surf vids that only show clips of guys punting or hacks over thrash-punk. i like to see the whole wave, or at least most of it.