August, Hynson, Brown, LAX
John Whitmore, Elands Bay
Cape St Francis. Photo: Bruce Browne
An Invincible Summer
Nothing better encapsulated the 1960s surf boom, nor more clearly marked its end, than The Endless Summer, Bruce Brown’s cheerful monster-sized crossover documentary hit. Filmed in 1963 at the very height of the boom, Endless Summer wasn’t released to general audiences until fall 1966, at which point the movie played like a coda for a era of the sport that, rather than being endless, vanished almo...