The story behind the book – OC Register

Iconic surf film ‘The Endless Summer’ continues to ride wave of popularity with 500-page commemorative book

It’s a saying repeated over and over about the iconic surf film, despite it being more than five decades old:

“ ‘The Endless Summer’ changed my life.”

It certainly changed the life of filmmaker Bruce Brown, at the time living in Dana Point, who had the idea to take two hot-dogging surfers on a trip to follow the sun and surf.

For the surfers themselves, Robert August and Mike Hynson, it meant they got to surf untouched waves in remote parts of the world and are still recognized as surf icons who paved the way for surf exploration.

For the audience it resonated with around the world, it sparked a sense of adventure – some people simply dreaming about discovering the world, others packing their bags and going on their own Endless Summer adventures.

More recently, for Manuel Serra Saez, a 27-year-old from Spain, in his own Endless Summer-style adventure he became the inspiration – and eventually the creative director – for a 50th anniversary commemorative book being released Saturday, April 29, in Huntington Beach. He made it in partnership with the filmmaker and his son, Dana Brown, who authored the book.

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