What Are The Best Surf Movies on YouTube?

Words by Ru Hill

There are so many great surf movies on Youtube now that buying them seems a little redundant. Here, in no particular order, is a list of our favorites. We put all these movies into a Youtube playlist and now have them looping round in the Surf Simply office seriously hampering productively.

1. Moments

Quicksilver’s team riders. Beautifully shot and edited. The Clay Marzo section is the highlight.



2. Moments 2

This time it’s the Craig Anderson section that’ll give you goosebumps and it’s got one of our favorite Kelly sections too.



3. The Distant Shores

Surfer magazine’s movie with an inspiring section about a lone movie making former pro, surfing in Iceland and the best Indo tube riding section we’ve ever seen.



4. Electric Blue Heaven

A fun movie of Dion Agius in the Dubai wave pool. Huge soundtrack by I Break Horses.



5. Get-N Classic Vol.2

A great all round movie from Vans including HUGE cloud break from 2012.



6. Leave A Message

Despite a slightly teenie bobber soundtrack this is the most high performance girls surf movie out there.



7. Get-N Classic Vol. 1

The first movie from the guys at Vans. We particularly love the Shipsterns section.



8. Dane Reynolds Surf Film

25 minutes of everyone’s favorite surfing hipster.



9. Cancer To Capricon

Mick Fanning, Rob Machado and the rest of The Reef team.



10. Hurricane Sandy South Florida

A cool little movie with a squelchy popstep soundtrack featuring some of the insane surf that hit Florida last fall.



11. Cypher Vision

It’s a few years old now but we still love this footage of Dane, Kelly, Jeremy Flores and Julian Wilson shot in super slo mo way down in Mexico. We love the bit where you can see how much Julian Wilson’s board flexes when he lands an air on the lip.



12. Biggest Teahupoo Ever on Phantom Cam

The clue is in the title. Pretty mid blowing stuff.



13. Kelly Slater 11 x World Champion

A short but sweet psych up movie with a great “Amen” break remix of Ben Howard’s “Black Flies” by Scott Nixon, featuring Kelly’s world title campaign highlights from 2011.



14. 2012 Hot 100

Surfer magazine’s annual round up of the groms. Damn those kids are depressingly/inspiringly (delete as appropriate) good.



15. No Filter

Fox team riders Ian Walsh, Damien Hobgood and Bede Durbridge.



16. Dispatch

Oakley team surfers Jordy Smith, Sebastian Zietz, Adam Melling, Bruce Irons, Kolohe Andino and Julian Wilson among others get up to the usual wave riding shenanigans all over the world.



17. The Dark Side Of The Lens

Cold water surf photographer, Mickey Smith made this stunning short film in Ireland about what he does and why.


We’ve only included HD movies as watching surfing in 280 or 360p just doesn’t look as good these days. Baring that in mind, what other’s have we missed?

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