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40th anniversary of The Endless Summer in Encinitas..


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Endless impact for legendary surf film

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 June, 2006 : - - An elite crew of surf legends and other dignitaries descended on the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas on Thursday for the 40th anniversary screening of the film "The Endless Summer."

From a historical perspective, "The Endless Summer" sits atop the list of significant surfing events, as it exposed the sport and its lifestyle for the first time to the non-surfing public around the world.Ý Filmmaker Bruce Brown, surf stars Robert August and Mike Hynson, and artist John Van Hamersveld (creator of the film's famous poster) were reunited for the first time in 40 years to watch the special benefit screening in front of a packed house.

The highlight of the evening occurred during the intermission, when Brown and his buddies told surf stories in a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Brown explained how the original objective of the movie was just a trip to South Africa to visit some surfing friends he had met. When Brown explored air fare pricing to South Africa, he found out it was $50 cheaper to fly completely around the world rather than backtrack from South Africa. The idea was then born for a multiple-stop, around-the-world surf trip. Brown was only 26 at the time, and he recruited August and Hynson to join him.............................

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Source: North County Times

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