Channel Surfing

Dropping in at Mavericks

Surfing has never really taken off on television, aside from the few seasons where Kelly Slater was an extra on Baywatch, there have been few shows that prominently feature surfing, and those that did have been canceled (see: North Shore).  Maybe the popularity of the new Hawaii Five-0 will change all of that. But for the most part it seems that surfing has always been too big for the small screen, it really excels on the big screen. So in reverse order, here are my top 5 favorite surfing movies.

  1. Riding Giants
  2. Step into Liquid
  3. Dogtown and Z-Boys
  4. Thicker Than Water
  5. Point Break

Point Break is just an awesome, and watching the trailer makes me want to join the FBI so I can surf for a living. While I haven’t seen The Hurt Locker, if it is half as good as Point Break, I can understand why Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director.

 

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