"Hangin' 5 - And Still Alive!"..... Originally released back in 1967 - "The Endless Summer" ("T.E.S.", for short) would be California-born director, Bruce Brown's first film to receive nationwide attention. "T.E.S." was the very first serious, cinematic look at the sport of Surfing. This flick really clicked with a mass audience.
With surfboards as their only luggage, Bruce, and his 2 buddies, Robert, and Mike, travel from one coastline to the next, trying waves in Hawaii, Africa, Australia, Tahiti, and a number of other nations where most folks had never even seen a surfboard before. Along the way these 3 men learn a lot about people around the world. And they also grow up a bit while they search endlessly for the elusive "perfect" wave.
"T.E.S." features a great surf-rock music-score by The Sandals.