Bruce Brown, Creator of ‘The Endless Summer’ and Father of the Surf Film, Has Died

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by dingpatch, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. dingpatch

    dingpatch Active Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    USA Florida
  2. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    Ahhh, man! What a bummer. That one really hits home. RIP Bruce.
  3. deemce

    deemce Active Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania
  4. FirstPointEric

    FirstPointEric Well-Known Member

    Still remember seeing Endless Summer as a kid and I've been hooked on logging for my whole surfing life of over 37 years now; there's no doubt that ES was a part of that. The glide and stoke of just being one with the wave like Robert and Mike were at Cape St. Francis....well, enough said. Surf deeply into the great beyond, Bruce and thanks for the fantastic memories.

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  5. ElBrooklyn

    ElBrooklyn Active Member

    Oct 17, 2014
    NYC-EH-MTK and LBC
    He really did manage to define the essence of longboard surfing. Not sure anybody else has captured it any better. And he got a nice long ride out of life. Big shaka to BB.
  6. LÜGEN

    LÜGEN Member

    Nov 6, 2016
  7. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    End of an era. Sad . Thanks for the stoke Bruce, RIP.
  8. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    glassy lineups forever, Bruce
  9. dingpatch

    dingpatch Active Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    USA Florida
    Way-Back-When, , , , we were pretty "jaded" in regards to how cool we were and how "underground" actual surfing was, as opposed to the Hollywood movie hype. BUT, when Endless Summer came out we were somewhat ", , , , ya, ya, sure, sure, , ," about it, another Hollywood teen movie. Because well, to be honest about it, we had not yet put-two-and-two-together in regard to who Bruce was! We had certainly seen all/most of his previous films, BUT how else could we imagine a surf flic being shown on the big screen at actual movie theaters? WTF? Then, once we saw it, we were just plain dumbfounded by how cool it all was! And, regardless of how Miki Dora we all thought we were, it was a real stoke to realize that we were now real people with a "real" documentary about US!
  10. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    RIP, Sir. Thank you for what you gave us.

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