The Endless Summer is a documentary about surfing that had a limited release in 1964 and a wide release in 1966. The film follows two surfers, Robert August, and Mike Hynson, on a surfing trip around the world. This film is the love child of Bruce Brown, who wrote, directed, produced, and narrated it. The team surfed the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. This documentary pulled away from the style of documentaries of the times and introduced a very personal voice and vision. This film introduced the sport to countless people outside of the Pacific Islands, where the sport was born. This movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress because of its significant cultural impact.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with The Elysian Brewing Company’s Salute The Sun. The beer is an American Pale Ale with an ABV of 5.2%. It is conditioned on sun-dried black limes and a lot of Citra hops. It is slightly tart and citrusy. It tastes like summer and pairs well with the film because of that.