Fictional Surfing Filmsby bubba_blais | created - 28 Jan 2012 | updated - 29 Apr 2012 | Public
There haven't been many notable surfing features throughout cinema history, barely a handful. I know there are probably a lot of obscure surfing movies from the US and Australia but they are very difficult to find. Please help this list grow by suggesting any (fictional) surfing movies you may have heard of or seen that aren't on this list!
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2. Where the Boys Are (1960)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.
3. Blue Hawaii (1961)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical
After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
Votes: 4,491 | Gross: $10.44M
4. Beach Party (1963)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.
5. Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
TV-G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...
7. The Girls on the Beach (1965)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
The girls of Alpha Beta need to raise $10,000 in two weeks to save the sorority house. Among their schemes to raise the funds are a beauty contest, a newspaper puzzle, and a baking contest.... See full summary »
8. Beach Ball (1965)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical
Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers. College-finance-committee members Chris Noel, Gail Gilmore, Mikki Jameson... See full summary »
9. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »
11. It's a Bikini World (1967)
R | 86 min | Comedy
Male chauvinist Mike attempts to get an intelligent burgeoning feminist Delilah into his harem. When she resists, Mike then poses as his brother Herbert, but in the process falls in love with Delilah.
12. Summer City (1977)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller
The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.
15. Back to the Beach (1987)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical
Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.
Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $13.11M
16. North Shore (1987)
PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,948 | Gross: $3.83M
18. Blue Juice (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »
19. In God's Hands (1998)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Three pro surfers - gifted Shane, once-great Mickey and rising young star Keoni travel to Madagascar, Bali and Hawaii in search for the ultimate wave.
Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $1.38M
22. Surf's Up (2007)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.
Votes: 59,143 | Gross: $58.87M
24. Cutback (2010)
PG | 87 min | Drama
High School senior Luke Harris (Justin Schwan) dreams of just one thing... pro surfing. With his best friend Casey (Angel Cruz) at his side, they have two goals: surf and party! But Luke's ... See full summary »
25. Soul Surfer (2011)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
Votes: 39,228 | Gross: $43.85M
26. Blue Crush 2 (2011 Video)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.