The Endless Summer II

I’ve seen ‘The Endless Summer’ original classic surfing moving so I thought the sequal would be just as good… I thought wrong!

The Endless Summer II (1994) is a second installment from Director Bruce Brown and follows two young surfers from California who trace the steps of Mike Hynson and Robert August who, in the original 1966 movie, followed the summer around the world in search of the perfect wave.

The movie doesn’t get anywhere near the original but does have some good surf shots from different locations such as France, South Africa and Bali – I guess the movie was too early for Ireland… we’re probably better off!

If you can stick the cheesy lines, the choreographed jokes and the ‘Laurel & Hardy’ type scenes there is some great surf footage to be seen with crazy waves on shallow reefs, the variety of both short and long board surfing and the crystal blue water that would make you wanna pack up everything and hit the sun.

The video below has a few clips of the movie… Im not saying their the best bits but they give you any idea of what its like.

Rating: 2 / 5

Colin Cooney
Surfer, Amateur photographer and Garden Designer. Co Owner of Surf Around Ireland….need to know more, get in touch!

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