Surf Film Maker Bruce Brown Dead at 80

On Any Sunday poster image

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

link to Vimeo

I watched his films many times – maybe because I couldn’t be in the water nearly as much as I would have appreciated. 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.

Wassermusik, Part I

First of all: it rained, so the two Surf shows and The Endless Summer projection took place indoors. The attendence was fair sized, could have been a little better, if outside sure some passer-bys would have joined the fun.

The first time I saw the Surfaris, and it was overwhelming. They cover the entire field of classic California Surf Music and each player added his personal style to great effect, especially Paul Johnson has to be noted here, a flawless player.

Cape St. Francis

First they build a golf course and houses to ruin the dunes and now this. What is the world coming to? Is it only surfers realizing what’s happening? Probably.

All beaches in the world belong to you – the people!!!

Quoting Pacific Longboarder:

Surfers Saying No to 4000 Mw Nuclear Reactor Near J-Bay
Monday, 7 July 2008
The proposed nuclear power station at Thuyspunt, just 12km from Cape St Francis, a wave made famous in the iconic 1960’s surf movie, the Endless Summer poses a real threat to Supertubes, one of the most famous surfing waves in the world and home to the Billabong Pro, one of 12 events on the Association of Surf Professionals (ASP) world tour.…

read more at Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

see Cape St. Francis – before “developement“ (private property) – at YouTube

Surf Art! by Rodney Sumpter

surf art book rod sumpter

Surf legend Rod Sumpters guide to the art and graphics of surfing. Hundreds of images of everything from old movie posters, logos, surf shop signs spanning decades and providing a great resource for designers, collectors or anyone interested in the graphic history of surfing. Items include valuations.

Surf Art! at Amazon

Van Hamersveld

Endless Summer by Hamersveld

The graphicdesigner who designed the timeless Endless Summer poster for the Bruce Brown movie from 1965.
Here are more 60s works by him.