‘Endless Summer’ Weekend Celebrates Iconic Surf Film’s 50th Anniversary With Robert August

Posted By on May 21, 2013

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the the quintessential surf film, and your chance to watch it and even paddle out for a session with the the surfing icon who starred in it and inspired millions to pickup their first surfboard is happening this weekend on Hatteras Island.

REAL Watersports in the village of Waves will host its 4th Annual Endless Summer Weekend starting this Friday, celebrating this year’s the milestone 50th anniversary of The Endless Summer, with special guests including the film’s star, surfing legend Robert August.

50th Anniversary 'Endless Summer' Weekend

In the film, director Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and August, as they travel around the world on the ultimate quest for “the perfect wave.”

You can watch a clip in the player below!


The 4th Annual Endless Summer Weekend is happening this Friday, May 24 through Memorial Day Monday, May 27, with events happening at REAL Watersports in Rodanthe each day, including surf sessions, professional product demonstrations, and live music.

The highlight will be Robert August himself narrating a special screening of the original Endless Summer movie at 7pm this Sunday, May 26.

'The Endless Summer' director Bruce Brown with surfer Robert August.

An autograph session is scheduled from 6 to 8pm this Saturday, May 25.

 The live entertainment lineup starts with Mojo Collins from 6 to 10pm this Thursday, May 23, followed by Excellent Nosh at 8pm on Friday May 24, and Westmain at 6pm on Saturday, May 25.

Admission to all events is free.

The REAL Watersports flagship store is located at 25706 Highway 12 in Waves, NC.

The Endless Summer (1966) original movie poster
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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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