Not quite the nostalgiac ride of the original Endless Summer, but The Endless Summer 2 is still a fun little ride around the world to the hottest surf spots going. This time director Bruce Brown has a bigger budget, new stars, and can record sound -- including our naive heroes ordering cluelessly ordering, then refusing, escargot. It's cute though, and full of dazzling surf shots.
This watershed documentary follows a pair of surfers as the visit Africa and Australia, where surfing (at the time, at least) was either a curiosity or completely unknown. Very funny, the film has no sound shot on location, narrated after the fact by the cameraman and occasional surfer Bruce Brown. As surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August teach natives to surf and get chased by dolphins and zebras, you can't help but laugh and feel good while watching their lighthearted antics.