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Ride the Wild Surf
- Mr. T.
Speaking from an older perspective, Ride the Wild Surf was never intended to be a strictly "Real surfing movie" as someone sort of suggested here. It was meant for the 1964 teenager entertainment only. But it was also not fully intended to be just another beach movie either or there would have been more comedy and hell of a lot more songs and guest singers of the day. That was the beach movie formula. Get real. This is 1964, the intention was to make a movie and make some money on the then teenage market. You attract that demographic with celebrity actors and teenager type parties and actions in the movie. Anyone also looking for today's entertainment "standards" will ALWAYS be disappointed. This movie is back in history... it is now a classic to a generation. But like dude, it's 1964 and not a documentary o n"real surfers." It was meant for entertainment only. Other beach movies were quite it bit worse than this. Most of Elvis' movies would stink to high heaven and never sell without Elvis in them, and even he said he hated them... all the dances, songs, comedy and "romantic" subplots by today's standards are childish and ridiculous. But.Not. In.1964. It was that generation's time, and someday this generation will be considered insufficient or ridiculous by future standards. The Beatles released their first movie around the same time, A Hard Days Night, and overshadowed the beach movies concept and eclipsed that style of entertainment forever. Just enjoy the old movie for what it is, or watch something you like on cable or internet. Judging a movie 50 some years later based on today's standards would be like expecting Barbara Eden to yell drunken obscenities and shoot up heroin on the beach while waiting for four gay guys to quit surfing...and then a big slaughter murder fest on the beach. Come one, get real, it's 1964. The surfing scenes were great and the rest was fun, if you lived through the era.
- John clayton
It's got a beat and you can dance to it.
"Authentic"? Not so much...
- Pam Miller
The problem real surfers have with major releases calling themselves "surf movies" is that there hasn't been one Hollywood picture yet made that has been true to that description. If a "real" surfer (Miki Dora) has to double for an actor, the picture is not an "authentic surf movie." And yeah, that goes for "Big Wednesday," too. An authentic surf movie is "Surfing Hollow Days" or "Litmus" or "Five Summer Stories." That doesn't mean it's not fun to watch and throw things at the screen. Sign me: Member of San Onofre Surfing Club.
We just returned from our honeymoon. Love the North shore. This movie is a keeping. True 60s surfing movie
Enjoyed watched the three gents.Thought it was better than any Beach Blanket movie.
Playing this evening,suppertime.
Barbara Eden good reason I'll watch this flick-maybe like other beach movies,but it depends on which actors appeal to me if I'll watch or not-love Ghost In The Invisible Bikini because of some if not all the actors making it a fun movie!
Ride The Wild Surf (1964)
- Bruce Reber
I've seen "Ride The Wild Surf" a couple of times. I think it's too much like the Gidget films and Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello "Beach Blanket" films. If you want to see a real surfing film watch Bruce Brown's "Endless Summer", the greatest film on the subject ever made. Kawabunga!
Fun movie with beautiful people.