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    why do surfing movies suck?

    why, since the mid eighties, have skateboarding flicks been fun to watch and 95% of surfing movies are not? think about it;

    Skating:

    Animal Chin
    Ban This
    Public Domain
    Welcome to Hell
    Ride the sky
    i could go on and on

    Surfing
    Modern Collective
    uhm...

    Just sayin',

    -SLADE

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    Riding Giants is good, i think a new surfing moving is coming out soon to.

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    Thicker than water was pretty good. I agree though, most surf flicks are kinda meh if you watch them sober.

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    Ultimate Wave Tahiti in 3D sounds like its gonna be interesting

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    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.

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    any sick boogie-boarding movies out there? hahaha j/k who cares!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Slade View Post
    why, since the mid eighties, have skateboarding flicks been fun to watch and 95% of surfing movies are not? think about it;

    Skating:

    Animal Chin
    Ban This
    Public Domain
    Welcome to Hell
    Ride the sky
    i could go on and on

    Surfing
    Modern Collective
    uhm...

    Just sayin',

    -SLADE
    You forgot Easter Exposure 3 Under Achievers, Sub Zero Video, and Closure . Those are probally the 3 best Eastcoast Skate vids ever made.

    SURFING

    Patience, The Drifter ( say what you like it was good) Riding Giants , Five Summer Stories, and the start of it all Endless Summer 1

    I just bought Super Slide today for 10 bucks at the mall I heard it was a good longboard vid I will let you all know later tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOSTsoul View Post
    any sick boogie-boarding movies out there? hahaha j/k who cares!
    i dont care what you ride, but this is hilarious.

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    good surf films of the last 15 or so years:

    5'5"x19.25"
    5'5"x19.25" redux
    shelter
    one california day
    stranger than fiction
    spetember sessions
    litmus
    occumentary
    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.

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    what surf films should model themselves after (only mentioning those which haven't been mentioned yet):

    sprout
    singlefin yellow
    the present
    seedling

    it's like surfing porn vs. art, the former containing ****ty music set to guys boosting airs for an hour = boring surf smut.

    give me something aesthetically pleasing with good music. don't wanna hear your 'bros' 'sweet' garage band that sucks set to the same 3 guys doing airs and giving the finger. 'badass'