The Endless Summer 2 - The Journey Continues
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Surfin' round the world is the focus of this documentary by Bruce Brown, the director famed for publicizing the sport in the 1960s. The documentary focuses upon two world-class California surfers: Patrick O'Connell, short board expert, and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, long board surfer. The film follows them as they travel to Costa Rica, Hawaii, France, South Africa, Australia, Fiji, Bali, Java and Alaska in search of the perfect wave. Also included are twenty minutes of acrobatic surfing using singles, pairs, trios, and dogs.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not as exciting as the first film, this one can't decide whether it's a tarvelogue, an adventure, or National Geographic documentary."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Although the movie runs 95 minutes, it contains nothing much in the way of information about surfing."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Bruce Brown's loving surfing documentary sequel."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Had The Endless Summer II stuck to its subject, it would be a pleasant diversion. But it is weighed down with frivolous travel vignettes that are as dull as they are cute and contrived."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"One of those rare bits of movie marginalia that are entirely without merit and, still, a pleasure to sit through."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Through it all, Brown cracks wise and simply tries to provide an entertaining two hours. The film falters occasionally, but he pretty much achieves his goal."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Pretty hard to sit through, because Brown's incessant beach boy prattle is endlessly irritating."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"[A] beautifully shot and exhilarating film that gets short shrift on this barebones DVD presentation..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Some of it is fascinating to see, some of it is fun to hear about, but inevitably, you end up with a few earfuls more than you bargained for."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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