Covid-19 has got us all hunkered down at home - keeping us out of the water and fiending for ways to satisfy that surfing itch!
To help you get your fix, our team put together a list of our 10 favorite surf films/clips that should keep you satisfied… at least for a little while.
Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy!
Film by Andrew Kaineder - 2019
Featuring: Russel Bierke
This is one of the best films to come out in 2019. This O’Neill joint features big wave surfer Russel Bierke throwing himself over the edge and into some massive caverns. Flow State will take you an audiovisual journey, as Russ pushes his own boundaries.
WHO IS J.O.B. SERIES
Film by Jamie O'Brien - 2020
Featuring: Jamie O'Brien and friends
If you’re looking for some pure surfing entertainment - enter the Who Is J.O.B. web series/vlogs. Jamie (who just won the 2019-2020 Wave of the Winter) lives on the North Shore of Hawaii, and is arguably one of the best surfers to ever surf Pipeline (of course under Gerry Lopez). The series follows JOB around the world to some of the best waves on the planet. The below video is one of our favorites from this year - a HEAVY day at pipe. A good jumping off point!
Film by Kai Neville - 2011
Featuring: Dion Agius, Owen Wright, Craig Anderson, Jordy Smith, Dane Reynolds, Evan Geiselman, Connor Coffin, Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, Dusty Payne, Yadin Nichol, Wade Goodall, John John FLorence, Mitch Coleburn, Chippa Wilson & Dillon Perillo
This is one of our favorite high performance surfing films, which goes without saying looking at that athlete lineup! This 2011 film has some incredible surfing with a killer soundtrack. If you’re a fan of high performance aerial surfing - it is a must see.
Film by Jack McCoy - 1990
Featuring: Mark “Occy” Occhiupoo, Richie Collins, Ronnie Burns, Munga + the rest of Billabong team
This vintage surf video is a staple! One of the best soundtracks and some vintage Occy absolutely ripping in France, you really can’t go wrong. Filmed in Indonesia, Africa, Hawaii, and Europe.
Film by John John Florence - 2020
Featuring: John John Florence, Nathan Florence, and friends
Vela is a new series that follows JJF and friends as they sail and surf around the Hawaiian Islands. It explains John John's love for the ocean and sailing, and follows along as they gear up for an open ocean sail for the first time. A little different than your typical surf flick, but sick nonetheless! Below is the first of four videos
CODE RED - TEAHUPOO
Film by Stirling Howland, Mike Calvino and others - 2011
Featuring: Many of the best big waves surfers in the world
Code Red is the story of a massive swell that hit Tahiti during the 2011 Billabong Pro. With the forecast calling for unprecedented surf, they put the contest on hold and some of the world’s best surfers took the challenge of conquering a very angry Teahupoo…
Film by Vissla - 2019
Featuring: Derrick Disney, Cam Richards, Eric Geiselman, Bryce Young, Noa Mizuno, and countless others
Rolling review is jam packed with a mix of stylish surfing from Vissla’s heavily talented and well rounded team. The film features all sorts of surf craft with a variety of fin configurations in some of the best waves in the world.
Film by Thomas Campbell - 2005
Featuring: Joel Tudor, CJ Nelson, Devon Howard, Mark Cunningham, Dan Malloy, Gerry Lopez, Dave Rastovich, among many others.
This 2005 film was shot entirely using 16mm film. Sprout is one of our favorite alternative surf craft videos - featuring some of the world's best surfers riding eggs, fishes, traditional longboards, and modern shortboards. If you haven’t seen this yet - it's worth the watch.
RED MONKEY FULL MOON
Film by Rip Curl - 2019
Featuring: Mick Fanning and Mason Ho
It’s no contest that Mason Ho is one of the most entertaining surfers to watch right now. Pair Mason with 3 time world champion Mick Fanning, and you get 18 minutes of some of the best surfing you will ever see. Watch as they search for waves (and score) in Indonesia.
BIG WEDNESDAY HAWAII
Film by Pure Digital Maui - 2017
Featuring: Some ripping locals
This is a random video we stumbled upon recently featuring raw surf video of a near perfect lineup in Maui. There is some great surfing in here and some FUN looking waves. We recommend tossing this on in the background while your working or just hanging out with the family.