Surf Film Maker Bruce Brown Dead at 80

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So we lost John Severson and Bruce Brown in the same year …

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I watched his movies many times, maybe because I couldn’t be in the water nearly as much as I wanted to. His iconic The Endless Summer was my first exposure to both Brown’s work as well as to mid century surf films as a genre.

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A longtime South Bay resident barrels through the wave of early-‘60s surf bands and clubs that once gave our Beach Cities a summer soundtrack.

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