the best SURF movies

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1.
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. (116 mins.)
 
2.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
3.
Blue Crush (2002)
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As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player. (104 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
 
4.
Drift (2013)
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In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry. (113 mins.)
 
5.
Storm Surfers 3D (2012 Documentary)
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A 3D adventure into the world of big wave surfing with Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll. (95 mins.)
 
6.
Blue Crush 2 (2011 Video)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Mike Elliott
 
7.
Splinters (2011 Documentary)
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Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea... (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Pesce
 
8.
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
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The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's. (107 mins.)
 
9.
Surfer, Dude (2008)
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A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis. (85 mins.)
Director: S.R. Bindler
 
10.
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
11.
Riding Giants (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture. (105 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
12.
Shelter (2007)
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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonah Markowitz
 
13.
Bra Boys (2007 Documentary)
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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. (90 mins.)
 
14.
Step Into Liquid (2003 Documentary)
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Brown
 
15.
Liquid Bridge (2003)
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Nick McCallum dreams of turning pro surfer but his father, wheelchair bound after a surfing accident... (98 mins.)
Director: Phillip Avalon
 
16.
Newcastle (2008)
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Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Dan Castle
 
17.
Down the Barrel (2007 Documentary)
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The essence of surfing is an elusive ideal. Part sport, part state-of-mind; an avenue for self-expression... (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Lawrence
 
18.
Walking on Water (2007 Documentary)
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Two Surfers. One Dream. Finding Faith On The Journey Of A Lifetime. (73 mins.)
Director: Nic McLean
 
19.
One Winter Story (2006 Documentary)
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Examines the life and legacy of Sarah Gerhardt. In February 1999, Sarah became the first woman to surf Maverick's... (56 mins.)
 
20.
80 Waves (2010 Documentary)
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Filmed in glorious HD over 5 years and in 10 locations, 80 Waves is a collection of huge waves and big name riders from across the globe... (60 mins.)
Director: Steve Fagan
 
21.
A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011 Documentary)
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This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing's deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man's perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world. (90 mins.)
Director: Jack McCoy
 
22.
Beautiful Wave (2011)
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In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well. (96 mins.)
Director: David Mueller