Sneak Preview: The Birth of the Endless Summer: Discovery of Cape St. Francis

“The Birth of the Endless Summer” follows Californian surf pioneer, Dick Metz, as he vagabonds the globe from 1958-1961. Metz’s train-jumping, steamship-hopping tour, in the vein of On the Road and The Motorcycle Diaries, led to Metz’s discovery of “the perfect wave” at Cape St. Francis, South Africa. Dick’s travels not only inspired his friend, Bruce Brown, but also paved the way for The Endless Summer to become a reality. Birth of The Endless Summer follows the 90-year old Metz back to South Africa to retrace the steps of his original journey.

  • Richard Yelland
  • 86 minutes
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About Surfalorus

The 10th annual Surfalorus Film Festival takes place September 22-25, 2021 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This four-day celebration showcases the year's best surf films, supporting cinematic wonders from award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers. Surfalorus is presented by NC Aquariums and is a partnership between Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council. Festival venues include Jennette' Pier, Jack Brown's, and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Surfalorus brings surfers and filmmakers together for four days of sharing and celebrating. Watch some of the year's coolest surf films each night and surf the best waves on the East Coast during the day. Surfalorus also takes place at the same time as the Easterns Surf Championships, so catch a few heats on the South side of Jennette's Pier, surf for a few hours on the Northside of the pier and then head upstairs for a cold beer and some great films.