The Endless Summer
Hawaii, New Zealand, Ghana and South Africa
Most surfers fall into the "experimental traveller" category. They're the type who continuously seek out new beaches, virgin waves and secret coves unknown by others. We look to them to find the islands that we'll soon nickname "the new Bali" and follow their lead when it comes to setting up lo-fi communities on undisturbed shores. Celebrating the beachniks and bums of the 60s, documentary film director Bruce Brown followed surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson on a globe-trotting surfing quest to discover new surfing spots and introduce the sport to inquisitive locals. The trio rode waves in South Africa, Ghana, New Zealand and Hawaii and, thanks to Brown's playful documentary style, we became captivated by the surfers' mystique. Sixty years on, we're still obsessing over Brown's cinematography and taking cue from the film's energetic spirit to fuel our quest in chasing the sun.