This movie you will definitely like.
This video is perfect for experienced surfers. If you are a beginner, let's forget it. Each trick is really detailed with excellent technical focus on key points.
I've been waiting for a good surfing instructional video for a long time.
At the start of the video you choose regular or goofy foot, so the instructions
are taylored for you. This really helped me visualize the maneuvers.
Each maneuver is explained step by step and in slow motion so you don't miss a thing. I like the way the chapters are laid out, you can always go back and watch just cutbacks, snaps,carves,etc. It teaches you all the basic moves that will help improve your surfing. It's not for beginners, more for someone who is comfortable on a
Whatever your surf level, this video will bring hundreds of good advices. From learning to paddle to cut-backs and off-the lips, each trick is really good explained with focus on key points. Music is cool and pictures well chosen so that you just want to go surfing.
As for me, this video has been (and still is) very useful to improve my surf.
Here is a short trailer from YouTube:
Here is one of the Amazon reviews: I've been surfing now for only a couple of months. Although I'm able to stand up on the board on white water (the wash that is created after a wave has broken, good practice for beginners) and getting the hang of things, so many questions have been left partially unanswered. Everyone I've met has shared great tips but early on I knew that I needed a comprehensive resource for the fundamentals AND BEYOND. Been looking for a vid that works from the ground up and shows exactly what to do when. Something that goes beyond a one hour surf instruction session, a video that gives you all of the basics but then offers you more advanced techniques for later on.
Walking On Water invites you to come along and see the world through the eyes of two kids as they embark on the trip of a lifetime. Luke and Tyler are given the opportunity that most young surfers only dream about.
When Bryan Jennings (Founder/Director of Walking On Water) was fourteen years old he was taken on his first surf trip by a local professional surfer. This trip had a lasting effect on his life. In Walking On Water Bryan returns the favor as he takes Tyler and Luke literally around the world in hopes that they too will forever be changed. Along the way they meet up with three-time world champion surfer Tom Curren, teen shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton, top professional surfers C.J. and Damien Hobgood, and many others. Join Luke and Tyler as they travel to Hawaii, Peru, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, and France. In this beautiful and inspiring film, the world becomes their classroom.
Here is the movie trailer of Walking on Water:::
My how things change from the 1960s to the 1990s!... Twenty-eight years after directing the hit documentary The Endless Summer, Bruce Brown went on a similar quest with two surfers to find the perfect wave. With a bigger budget and more sophistication in the production, this sequel is even more spectacular. What is lost in innocence--which The Endless Summer was rich in--is made up for in stunning looks at pristine beaches on exotic and even unlikely (for example, Alaska) shores. --Tom Keogh
This is the second part of the classic movie, The Endless Summer.
My how things change from the 1960s to the 1990s! The boards are smaller, the fashions more elaborate, the girls-well they are still sexy- and seem to have reduced their clothing somewhat-and the waves have gotten bigger,
This movie is wonderful. It really captures what that time felt like, when skateboarding was still closely allied to surfing & just finding it's own identity. The archival footage is amazing, especially the P.O.P. sequence, & the early shots of the Z-Boys at Paul Revere & Bellagio. The editing is brilliant, & the music rocks! What is truly remarkable is that it manages to make skateboarding accessible & enjoyable to those who never participated.
from::: Amazon.com review
Although it's been out for a number of months, it took me way too long to get to a theater to see it. I can't tell you how important this film is. As this ground breaking documentary starts to unfold, Stacy and Craig give you a bird's eye view of their 70's concrete playground, complete with historical reasoning for why Dogtown ever existed (and where, exactly, it existed). The editing style is incredible. At one point, Sean Penn makes a verbal
Riding Giants is more than another blissfulsurfing movie. It's an outstanding documentary about one era in American alternative lifestyles, when surfing was well-suited to a radical culture of social dropouts. Using an amazing array of amateur film clips, shot for the most part in Hawaii and California from the late 1950s and early '60s, director Stacy Peralta traces the rise of surfing's appeal to young men looking to test themselves in an unorthodox (and sexy) milieu--of "living life to the fullest," as former surfer-turned-screenwriter John Milius (Big Wednesday) puts it at one point. Lengthy chapters on the glories of Oahu's Makaha and the "superstition and dread" that accompanied the big-wave challenge of Waimea Bay are riveting and sometimes heroic, particularly told through the memories of surf legend Greg Noll. Great material, too, about the deadly wonders of surfing Mavericks, California, where the rocks will get one if the violent tides don't. --Tom Keogh
"Riding Giants" is a superb documentary on the history of big wave surfing, directed and co-written by Stacy Peralta, who also made 2001's skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys". Peralta was a Z-Boy himself, as well as a skateboarding manufacturer and videomaker, so "Dogtown" was very much his
No matter what rolls in on the tides of time, California surfing buddies Matt, Jack, and Leroy know they'll stick together. And, they know they'll be ready when a rare 20-foot swell hits the coast at last.
John ("Conan the Barbarian") Milius wrote and directed this underrated, but significant beach movie that is much more than first meets the eye. What is most memorable is the terrific second unit big wave cinematography by famed Imax and surf photgrapher Greg MacGillivray. But the undercurrent (no pun intended) is a troubling tale that grew from Milius' memories about his own surfer buddy friendships on the day -- a big Wednesday -- when Watts was going up in flames and the surf was peaking.
Almost a great film that in retrospect was far and away more prescient than given credit at the time. Jan Michael Vincent, Gary Busey and William katt are perfect as the friends seeking meaning and purpose as they move through ten turbulent years starting in the mid-60s. This title, like Monte Hellman's "Two Lane Blacktop" and Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider" is a legendary film with a devoted cult following that looks at a specific time in America through the eyes of lost innocence. "
Big Wednesday" is finally available in a pristine widescreen DVD transfer with an insightful, witty, and at times almost poetic commentary by writer director
This is a classic surf movie, if not the classic surf movie: The Endless Summer This was a low budget affair, but the camera-work and richness of color is quite impressive. Most of the footage was shot silent with sound-effects and narration and occassional music added later. Don't expect to hear the Beach Boys, or the Ventures or even Dick Dale on the soundtrack--you won't. You won't get MTV fast edits, or occassional messages about pollution, over-population, or politics either.
Written and directed by Dana Brown, the son of Bruce Brown, who created "The Endless Summer" in 1966 (and who appears in this film), the words that roll out with the opening credits are " No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes". How refreshing!
The sport of surfing has come a long way since it started to become popular in the late 1950s. It was started in Hawaii, of course, hundreds of years ago. It was then, and always has been, purely recreational.
And this is a second trailer made by a fan:::
The cinematography is absolutely fantastic. Later, in one of the DVD's extra features, we meet