It is with heavy hearts today that we report Bruce Brown has passed away at the age of 80. The creator of the iconic surf film “The Endless Summer,” Brown passed away in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday.
Brown was born in San Francisco, California in 1937 and eventually found surfing at the age of 10 when his family moved to Long Beach. It was in Southern California where he would become encapsulated with surfing and filmmaking, eventually becoming the pioneer in surf films.
Brown made his first of five full-length surf films in 1958 with … More