I just saw The Endless Summer II. It wasn’t as good as its predecessor, but sequels rarely are. I am now hunting for a copy of Morning of the Earth, an Australian surfing movie from 1971. I think I saw part of it years ago, but I didn’t know the title. For all I know, this isn’t the movie I saw, but I’d like to find out. All I remember about it is the beautiful cinematography, good music, and an absence of narration. And a sunset.
In searching for this film, I came across the description of another that seems familiar, and which I’d like to see in any event: Five Summer Stories from 1972. Like Morning of the Earth, it appears to be currently unavailable.
I need to start documenting the surfing documentaries I’ve seen.