Charlie Don't Surf
Charlie Don't Surf is a famous line from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, spoken by Lt. Col. Kilgore as justification for taking a beach at the Mekong Delta so the American soldiers could go surfing. American soldiers referred to the Viet Cong as "Victor Charlie" or simply as "V-C." "Victor" and "Charlie" are both letters in the NATO phonetic alphabet, corresponding to 'V' and 'C', respectively. "Charlie," when used alone, referred to communist forces in general, both Việt Cộng and Vietnamese.
Charlie Don't Surf can also refer to:
- "Charlie Don't Surf" (Veronica Mars), the 4th episode of season 3 of Veronica Mars
- Charlie Don't Surf (band), Irish band
- "Charlie Don't Surf", the 7th episode of season 5 of Numb3rs
- "Charlie Don't Surf", the 13th episode of season 1 of The Commish
- "Charlie Don't Surf", a song by The Clash from their album Sandinista!
- "Charlie Don't Surf", a song by Funeral For a Friend from their album Memory and Humanity
- "Charlie Don't Surf", a level in the video game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- "Charlie Don't Surf", a sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan consisting of a child mannequin, seated at a school desk, with its hands nailed to the desk by two pencils
- "Charlie Don't Surf", a restaurant in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
- A fictional London restaurant in William Gibson's novel Pattern Recognition
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