OC Register - Corky Carroll: ‘Surf Safari,’ ‘Endless Summer’ — those were the good old days of surf films


There was a time when going to see a surf movie was an “event.” They were filmed in 16 mm and pieced together by the guy who was making them.

Then he would rent a high school auditorium, or some other sort of hall, sell tickets, stick up a screen, and show up with a projector, a home tape recorder with a bootlegged soundtrack he put together, and a microphone to narrate the movie himself.

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