Ok, we all know surfboards and surfing have been in movies that weren’t “surf movies” now I was wondering if we could make a sort of list of the movies and, more interestingly, note any details about the boards and/or surfers in them…
Having just watched a 1977 australian thriller “The Long Weekend” where the protagonist of the movie has a nifty little session in some empty waves on a remote beach I figured, this might be cool for the swaylockian film buff. I’ll get some frame grabs when I figure out how… The board looks like a fairly typical late 70’s shortboard single fin like the ones in MOTE.
Funny you posted these two videos Atomized. My buddy Chris Gardner got us a gig as stunt “surfers” in “Back to the Beach.” If you can ever stomach sitting through that movie, you’ll be rewarded with seeing a split second flash of my hand as I paddle Frankie’s shark board over Yuri Farrant’s camera. Easiest $75 I ever made.
Chris was Hook’s stunt surfing double in SNMD. We rented a video player (and the movie) to watch that when it first came out. This was before VCR’s were a regular entertainment center accessory. Sadly, we had to sit through the entire movie because the video player had no fast forward. You can see him take off on a wave, adjust his wig, and put the hook on. This at decent sized Sunset. I thought it was a pretty good trick. More trivia: that was Mark Foo surfing for the ninja dude, and Jeff Johnston getting barreled at Sunset as “Adolf.” All were wearing fullsuits in Hawaii, bet they got a little warm!