Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Endless Summer, I salute you.


Because you show Mike and Robert traveling the globe wearing suits and carrying surfboards. Because you put "You should have been here yesterday" in my stable of regular phrases. Because you film the perfect wave off of Cape Saint Francis in South Africa, and because those four minutes of footage are better than most movies. Because despite your occasionally questionable depiction of non-whites and female surfers, your joy and love of the sport affects viewers who have never even stood on a surfboard. Because you show us a California, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii that we will never see. Because you found your endless summer. The Endless Summer, I salute you!

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