Although we’re sure you are already excited to come to surf in Bali, here’s some more inspiration for to fuel your excitement. The team at Bali Monkey House – Surf Camp put together some of the best surf flicks for you to enjoy.
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Bruce Brown’s iconic surf doc takes young West Coast surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August on a ’round-the-world search for the perfect wave. They find it, too, on a then-unknown break off Cape St. Francis in South Africa, now one of the world’s most famous surfing sites. Brown’s narration is fun-loving and witty, and his footage perfectly captures the adventure and pure joy of the sport. We may not have enough time or money to follow an endless summer around the world, but with Brown’s film, we can drop in anytime.
Pro surfer John John Florence spent three years capturing the some of the most incredible swells on the planet and delivered the first surf film shot in 4K. A beauty from start to finish.
Though bearded, barefoot and pretty much homeless, the few surfers who lived the “back-to-nature” lifestyle were easily romanticized by Albert Falzon in his most well-known flick. It still makes surfers want to quit their jobs, toss their wallets and set up shop on a remote beach. And aside from instilling a wallop of wanderlust, Morning of the Earth is also credited with debuting surf footage of Indonesia’s coveted, world-class waves, mostly undocumented until then.
The film is universally known for its opening sequence, in which Mike Parsons defies an incredibly huge wave at Jaws, Maui. Brad Gerlach, Flea Virostko, Barney Barron, Layne Beachley help make one of the most popular surf movies of the 21st century.
The acting in Blue Crush isn’t terrible, but the real credits here goes to the camera operators. The gorgeous visuals—from stunning scenery to heart-stopping surf shots—almost make up for an overly dramatic plotline. Though we have to admit, in a world of male-dominated surf movies, we’ll take one for the ladies, silly dialogue and all.
A documentary about the Maroubra surf gang Bra Boys. Narrated by Russell Crowe, the movie unveils the story of the Abberton brothers, three surfers deeply involved in the stories of violence that took place in Sydney’s suburb in the 1990s.
It’s not hard to make a great surf doc when you’ve cast the sport’s top athletes (Slater, Machado, Dorian) on some of the world’s best waves off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. But it’s almost as if Jack Johnson knew this would be his last hurrah before moving to music full-time; his decision to shoot on 16mm and to score the film himself make it a mellow, almost nostalgic ode to the more lovely side of surfing.
Rob Machado, Kelly Slater, Brad Gerlach, Shane Dorian, and others spend 18 months chasing the best waves on the planet. Each frame is a photographic delight, and the whole film depicts the elements like never before.
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