The Endless Summer II

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The Endless Summer II
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bruce Brown
Produced by Ron Moler
Roger Riddell
Written by Bruce Brown
Dana Brown
Starring Robert "Wingnut" Weaver
Pat O'Connell
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates 3 June 1994
Running time 109 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Endless Summer II is a 1994 film directed by Bruce Brown and is a sequel to his 1966 film The Endless Summer. In The Endless Summer II, surfers Pat O'Connell and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver retrace the steps of Mike Hynson and Robert August. It shows the growth and evolution of the surfing scene since the first film, which presented only classic longboard surfing. O'Connell rides a shortboard, which was developed in the time between the two movies, and there are scenes of windsurfing and bodyboarding. The film illustrates how far surfing had spread, with footage of surf sessions in France, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, Java, and even Alaska. It also has a brief cameo appearance by Steve Irwin, and Mary, a crocodile from Irwin's Australia Zoo.

In 2003, Dana Brown, Bruce's son, made what is seen as the "third movie", Step Into Liquid. It follows the evolution of surfing over the last 10-15 years from shortboarding to tow-in surfing.

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