Cinema: Surfs Up

The Endless Summer. To surfboard enthusiasts, a new wave film is an epic celebrating the cool of a bronzed athlete atop a ten-foot slab of polyurethane foam, shooting through a tunnel of sea-green water formed by a breaker's curl. "The ultimate thing in surfing is to be covered up by the wave," says Bruce Brown, a blond, 28-year-old Californian who probably qualifies as the world's foremost exponent of pleasure before business. A Bergman of the boards, Brown makes his pleasures pay, and has pushed his income into a fun-filled six-figure bracket as producer, director, narrator and promoter of documentary movies about...

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