Surfing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surfing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, feel good, humorous, light and sentimental films and TV shows about / with surfing, beach, friendship, friends, surfer, youth, sport, family relations, surfboard and ocean plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surfing: Soul Surfer (2011), Blue Water High (2005), Beyond the Break (2006), Rip Tide (2017), Chasing Mavericks (2012), Lightning Point (2012), Blue Hawaii (1961), Big Wednesday (1978), Flirting with Forty (2008), Blue Crush 2 (2011).

List of surfing movies

 7.0
 47K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, christian, against the odds, beach, comeback, family relations, handicapped, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
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Blue Water High (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Water High is an Australian television drama series, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on ABC1 and on Austar/Foxtel Nickelodeon channel in Australia and on various channels in many other countries. Each season follows the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: surfing, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, youth, best friends, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, family, family relations, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: serious, touching, sexy, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, love and romance, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 5.5
 3K
Rip Tide (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 85 min.
Story: There comes a point in everyone’s life when you have to make a decision about the direction you’re going to take. For newly-18 American fashion model Cora, that time is now. She’s moved to an Australian coastal town to be with her favourite ...
Style: romantic, light, colourful, entertaining
Plot: surfing, love and romance, teenage girl, model, friends, female protagonist, youth, beach, family problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, male objectification ...
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Chasing Mavericks (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: mentor protege relationship, surfing, coach, lifestyle, progress, ambition, sport, friends, escapades, obsessive quest, youth, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Lightning Point (2012)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: When a spaceship carrying pretty, teen aliens Zoey and Kiki lands in the quiet Australian surf town of Lightning Point, the girls have to befriend local surfiegirl Amber and let her in on their secret. But while the duo learns about Earth, surf and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: surfing, secret identity, benign alien, beach, teenage life, undercover, intergalactic, alien encounter, youth, family, space and aliens, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.1
 6K
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, starting over, partners, parents and children, fall in love, dancing, happy ending, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, polynesia, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
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Big Wednesday (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.
Style: exciting, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: surfing, friendship, youth, cult, follow your dream, extreme sport, ocean, ocean or sea, adolescence vs adulthood, americana, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, usa, malibu california, hawaii ...
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Flirting with Forty (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, surfing, romance, thirtysomething life, family relations, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 5.4
 4K
Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ocean, surfer, friendship, beach, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, disorder, teenage life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, beverly hills, africa
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 7.3
 168K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, bank robbery, special agents, extreme sports, surfer, surfing, working undercover, gang, undercover, fbi, ex athlete, wave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, hawaii
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 6.9
 4K
Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, death of parent, loss of parent, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.3
 125K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, tense, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal horror, ocean, killer shark, animal attack, island, surfing, sea, fear ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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 5.7
 31K
Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, serious, intense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: surfing, friendship, beach, female athlete, sport, romance, fall in love, social differences, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
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 4.7
 9K
Surfer, Dude (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: surfing, buddies, ambition, tv show, ocean, ocean or sea, friends, rise to the top, sport, dishonesty, partners, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, malibu california, california, mexico
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 6.7
 73K
Surf's Up (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, entertaining, stylized, witty ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: surfing, talking animals, friendship, jungle, island, surfboard, penguins, wave, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: antarctica, hawaii, california
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Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: surfing, snowboard, skiing, friendship, sport, contests and competitions, friends, radical, teenage life, tsunami, winter sports, snowboarding ...
Time: 90s
Place: vermont, hawaii
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 5.3
 60K
Point Break (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sport, Thriller
Country: China, Germany, USA, Austria, Italy, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. A remake of the 1991 film, "Point Break".
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sports, heist, working undercover, surfing, chase, crimes, friendship, fbi, rescue, gang, undercover, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, italy, france, africa ...
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 5.2
 3K
Blue Juice (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: JC is the hero of the Cornish surfing community. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: surfing, friendship, lifestyle, drug dealing, romance, buddies, best friends, fish out of water, coming of age, coast, dancing, sport ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, cornwall, england, london, hawaii ...
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 6.3
 5K
Drift (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: surfing, friendship, sport, family business, family relations, brother brother relationship, biker, rivalry, society, siblings relations, workplace, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Ride Your Wave (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become ...
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: tragedy, surfing, love, slice of life, firefighter, beach, romance, fire, friendship, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss ...
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 2.2
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, buddies, youth, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
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 6.6
 927
Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, best friends, romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, teenage life, love triangle, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
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 7.7
 22K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, best friends, grownups, homosexuality, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
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 5.3
 1K
Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, ocean, coming out, brother, homosexuality, gay relationship, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
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 5.1
 600
Windrider (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rock star falls for a rich man's son who competitively board-sails the coast of Western Australia.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: surfing, love affair, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, competition, beach, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: realistic, feel good, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, friendship, family business, lifestyle, redemption, curses spells and rituals, family life, stranger, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, san diego california, cincinnati ohio
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 3.4
 2K
Blood Surf (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sleazy producer develops a concept he dubs "blood surfing" -- tossing bloody fish remains into the water to lure sharks and then surfing through the animals as they chomp about. Along with his camerawoman, the producer brings two ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Plot: crocodile, dangerous animal, surfing, island, deadly creature, giant animal, heroes, danger, rivalry, deadly, escapades, creature feature ...
Time: 90s, prehistoric times, prehistoric
Place: australia, florida
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 5.7
 4K
Ride (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, thought provoking
Plot: surfing, beach, young man, mother son relationship, family relations, couples, friendship, driver, female director, smoking weed, espionage, book editor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, new york, los angeles
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Lords of Dogtown (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970s.
Style: exciting, sentimental, intense, stylized, motivational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, skateboarding, skateboard, gang, fame, friendship, surfing, rise and fall, first love, underdog, success, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, oregon, venice beach california ...
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