Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown In 1964, filmmaker Bruce Brown decided to follow two surfers around the world in search of a perfect wave.  On a budget of only $50,000 and armed with a 16mm camera, he captured the essence, the adventure, and the art of surfing in the renowned The Endless Summer.  Bruce, who started surfing at age 11 in Long Beach, launched his illustrious career in 1958 with Slippery When Wet, and followed with several more movies including Surf Crazy (1959) and Waterlogged (1962), but his defining moment came when Endless Summer showcased surfing to the masses.  Thirty years later he would film Endless Summer II with son Dana, showcasing a young Pat O’Connell and Robert “Wingnut” Weaver.  Brown’s motorcycle documentary, On Any Sunday, received an Academy Award nomination.


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