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June 3, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In "The Endless Summer II," creator-narrator Bruce Brown takes pains to tell us how much has changed since he began filming his definitive surfing movie, "The Endless Summer," 30 years ago. He takes pride in the international popularity of the sport he helped popularize and ticks off its various innovations.
NEWS
July 20, 1995 | DAVID REYES
The 1995 U.S. Open of Surfing, Aug. 1-6, caps a two-week surfing festival at the Huntington Beach Pier, which transforms into Surf Central beginning Monday, when the 14th annual Op Pro Surfing Championship starts. Last year, more than 300,000 people visited the festival, which besides the world's top surfers includes a beach expo that takes up three acres and features surfboard shapers, music, free T-shirts and dozens of booths hawking the latest in beach fashion trends.
SPORTS
May 26, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY
R olling some extra credits from The Endless Summer and The Endless Summer II: Surfers Pat O'Connell and Robert (Wingnut) Weaver confronted poisonous sea snakes, crocodiles and razor-sharp coral reefs lurking two feet underwater during filming of Bruce Brown's "The Endless Summer II." They also ran into a pack of hungry lions in Africa--and Weaver has a shredded wetsuit as proof.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD
Party-goers celebrated surfing's colorful past and showed concern for its future at the Surf Industry Manufacturers Assn.'s fifth annual Waterman's Ball. More than 800 guests, including celebrities, surfers and executives from Quiksilver, FreeStyle USA, O'Neill and other companies in the the beach lifestyle industry, came together Saturday in a rally for ocean health at the California Scenario Sculpture Garden in Costa Mesa.
SPORTS
May 26, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pat O'Connell had dreamed of pulling his surfboard down that strand of white beach that went for miles without a footprint. Robert (Wingnut) Weaver envisioned riding that perfect wave at Cape St. Francis, South Africa, the one that kept going and going and going . . . They had watched Huntington Beach's Robert August and Mike Hynson ride that surf break before, in Bruce Brown's 1964 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer." They couldn't wait to get their shot.
SPORTS
June 2, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY
Surfing in Orange County, the way filmmaker Bruce Brown remembers it . . . Some of Brown's best memories of his teen-age years were hanging out with his friends at the Huntington Beach Pier in the mid-1950s. "We had a great time down at the pier," said Brown, who wrote and directed "The Endless Summer" in 1964 and the sequel that opens today nationwide. "We would surf all day, then light tires on fire near the pier at night and surf some more."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1992 | ANDY MARX
It's no secret Hollywood loves sequels. But a sequel to a 26-year-old surfing movie? Yes, "The Endless Summer 2," based on filmmaker Bruce Brown's 1966 classic surfing film, is currently in production, again directed by Brown, who co-wrote the script with his son, Dana.
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | Rick Fignetti and David Reyes, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
The strong five-foot south swell that banged across Orange County beaches provided great waves for the Bud Tour's Body Glove contest at Huntington Beach. Rockin' Fig, the announcer at the May 11-15 tour, said he saw five- to eight-foot faces that had Hawaiian pros, such as current world champion Derek Ho, talking it up. Ho told Figgy that surfing clean, top-to-bottom waves had changed his mind about So Cal's reputation for dinky surf.
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