Dana Point Times - Watermen’s Plaza Welcomes Newest Addition


A ribbon-cutting event was held for the latest installation at Watermen’s Plaza in Dana Point. A bronze statue of Bruce Brown behind the camera was unveiled before a crowd of family, surfers, community members and city officials on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Bruce Brown directed The Endless Summer with a $50,000 budget. The documentary film follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surf trip around the globe. The two aim to chase summer around the world in a quest to surf abroad. The movie was released in 1966 and grossed $20 million. Roger Ebert gave positive criticism on the film, noting “the beautiful photography he brought home almost makes you wonder if Hollywood hasn’t been trying too hard.”

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