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Revisiting An Endless Summer (Where Were You in '64?)
NPR ^ | 07/24/2014 | IAN BUCKWALTER

Posted on 07/26/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

--SNIP-- It's a little amateurish, eye-rollingly hokey, and yet irresistibly endearing in its aw-shucks wholesome sincerity. It's those qualities that have allowed the film to improbably endure as the most influential adventure sports documentary ever made, and warrant another limited theatrical run in a few dozen theaters nationwide to celebrate a half-century since it first screened.

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1 posted on 07/26/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Surfing in Santa Cruz, California, baby.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Kid Shelleen

We also lived near Bruce Brown, the maker of Endless Summer.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 1:49:27 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: PapaNew

You were living the movie !!


4 posted on 07/26/2014 1:49:40 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Sidewalk surfing in Des Moines Iowa, on one of the first skateboards.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Kid Shelleen

Probably on my Great Grandparents farm picking strawberries churning butter and chasing fireflies.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 1:51:46 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Kid Shelleen

In the one and only Surf City, Huntington Beach, CA!


7 posted on 07/26/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Kid Shelleen
You were living the movie !!

Felt like it.

8 posted on 07/26/2014 1:54:14 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Miserlou/Pipeline/Mr Moto
9 posted on 07/26/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Kid Shelleen

If I recall correctly, this film was initially relased in 1966.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 1:54:48 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Kid Shelleen

This is nothing. You should have seen what the waves were like yesterday!


11 posted on 07/26/2014 1:55:13 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Kid Shelleen

I spent two glorious weeks serving active Army Reserve duty as a relief drill sergeant at Ft. Leonard Wood.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Where Were You in '64?
My family moved from the NYC area to a suburb of Rochester NY, just a week before the race riots.
The city sucked then and 50 years later it still does.
13 posted on 07/26/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Kid Shelleen

In the summer of 1964, we made many visits to Huntington Beach, but none of us were into surfing. We also spent a week at the Balboa Peninsula.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 2:05:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Kid Shelleen

1964 I was driving a 1949 Caddie, working as Relief Cook six days a week for Denny’s #3 in Long Beach, California.

Great times!


15 posted on 07/26/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: PapaNew

One of the disadvantages of these threads is you can’t see my face turn GREEN WITH ENVY!

That must have been an absolutely glorious time in 1964. Pretty close to living the dream, wasn’t it?


16 posted on 07/26/2014 2:12:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 2:17:03 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

14 years old during the idyllic summer in my idyllic childhood hometown of Scarsdale, NY, obsessed with constantly listening to the Beach Boys (among others) and playing “drop the needle” over and over on every vinyl Beach Boys album they had released in order to learn how to play all of Carl Wilson’s guitar solos note for note.

And now, 50 years later, I’m still obsessively playing the guitar pretty much every spare moment I get.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 2:20:58 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: MichaelCorleone
Pretty close to living the dream, wasn’t it?

Felt like it. I had a ball in high school. "Glory days."

19 posted on 07/26/2014 2:22:34 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: oh8eleven

I lived in Rochester at that time. Had just finished my junior year in highschool, and looking forward to my senior year. I was Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheer Squad at Madison, having run for the Captaincy, and lost to a fellow squad member who was black. My school had a large black population, but we all got along. We were supposed to have a car wash the weekend the riots broke out. Anita called me that Saturday morning and told me they were cancelling the car wash because it looked like rain. When I told my mother, she said: Rain my ass, they cancelled because they’re rioting in the city.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Kid Shelleen

In 1964 I was shaking hands with Barry and Peggy Goldwater at a rally in the Washington State Pavilion in Seattle.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 2:31:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: PapaNew
You an east or westsider?

Re: this review - Endless Summer was great - as was its 30 year anniversary follow on film.

BTW I wonder if the writer has considered that its he and HIS generation that has the sensitivity problem.

Because its true. They live in a humorless world where everyone is desperately seeking offense.

22 posted on 07/26/2014 2:33:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kid Shelleen

summer of my 17th birthday, working on a farm in Indiana


23 posted on 07/26/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I sure as hell know where I was on July 26 in 1968, however......putting on my civilian clothes and kissing Camp Pendleton goodbye. "Free at last!"

I was still a little pissed that 1968 had been a leap year, so the Marine Corps owned me for one extra friggin day.

24 posted on 07/26/2014 2:36:53 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: PapaNew

In the navy

Yes, you can sail the seven seas

In the navy

Yes, you can put your mind at ease

In the navy

They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit


25 posted on 07/26/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT by airdalechief
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To: skeeter
You an east or westsider?

You mean in Santa Cruz? No, I lived over the hill on the peninsula.

26 posted on 07/26/2014 2:39:21 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: PapaNew
Where did you surf?

I didn't start until around 1980, 38th st, The Hook, now at Steamer, mostly. I'm wondering where the spots were in 64.

27 posted on 07/26/2014 2:41:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Started out a Cowells (inside Steamers) and ended up at the Hook. Loved the Hook, smooth, glassy.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I tried to see this movie in Chicago with a couple of girlfriends, and we couldn’t get in because we weren’t eighteen. I never did know why the restriction.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 2:45:27 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: PapaNew
Its still the best quality, if not the largest, wave in the area.

Darn crowded all the time though. Oh to be there in 64...

30 posted on 07/26/2014 2:51:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: PapaNew

Lol! High desert girl “surfing” in Santa Monica.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 2:55:36 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hickam AFB, Hawaii and DaNang, S. Vietnam


32 posted on 07/26/2014 2:56:51 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: skeeter

They didn’t have a staircase back then so people perilously climbed down the cliff holing on to plant roots and stuff. I was too scared to do that, so I paddled around the west point from the beach on the other side of the point. A lot of paddling.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 2:56:59 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Toespi

Cool. Love Santa Monica, but I body-surfed there. Had a ball.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 2:58:15 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: PapaNew
lol. O'Neill still owns the house right there on the ocean at 38th. We used to see him out in front of it by himself on an old Mal back in the very early 80s.

I still love surfing but it gets harder all the time.

35 posted on 07/26/2014 3:00:09 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kid Shelleen

The year I graduated from high school, turned eighteen, met the girl I’m still married to, more good memories than I can count. But...we just had our 50th reunion and everybody is so freaking old!

I still have a teenage brain much of the time but my 68 year-old carcass won’t let me keep up with it. I suppose it’s just as well.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Let’s see, I was down at the creek enjoying my last summer before 1st grade.


37 posted on 07/26/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: skeeter
I wish I could. I stopped for a long while, gained some weight, but still got up on a board at Waikiki probably the easiest place to surf anywhere. Later I tried in San Diego, but the boards were so small they just sunk and I had to swim to shore.

I basically boogie-board now and love it.

38 posted on 07/26/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: PapaNew
I've recently talked myself into buying a 6'5" Haut I can still manage. But once I can no longer I'll still figure out a way to get out there. Maybe bodysurfing.

I will draw the line at SUP, though. No way will you catch me in the lineup with one of those.

39 posted on 07/26/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

What’s an SUP?


40 posted on 07/26/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Own it on DVD. One of my all time faves...especially good for summer parties ;)


41 posted on 07/26/2014 3:12:12 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: PapaNew

Stand Up Paddleboard.

Just about every beach in HI has them.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 3:12:47 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: PapaNew

Stand Up Paddle boards. Those guys can see a swell coming much sooner and paddle at three times the speed of a surfer. Plus they’re dangerous to anyone not on one themselves.


43 posted on 07/26/2014 3:14:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jane Long

I don’t know, maybe for us older duffers it’d be just the thing.


44 posted on 07/26/2014 3:14:05 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: PapaNew

It’s actually an excellent core workout. All ages are now SUP - on beaches, lakes, etc.


45 posted on 07/26/2014 3:16:14 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Cool. I need all the core I can get.


46 posted on 07/26/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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It may come down to alternately limiting use of popular breaks for surfers & SUPs. No one has exclusive rights, as much as we may want.


47 posted on 07/26/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Kinda like the skiers and snowboarders, I guess.


48 posted on 07/26/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Although there could be no greater sin than to suggest such a policy at any public hearing in Santa Cruz.


49 posted on 07/26/2014 3:24:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

In the meantime, we’ll talk about glory days...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUOgIgLqOQ


50 posted on 07/26/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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