Big Wednesday (1978) | SM | 120 mins – Another classic
Arguably another contender for number one, this film is big for all the right reasons. It is 60s nostalgia, surfing Narnia and a dream of a film. Ultimately, this is a film about friendship and three surfers as they grow up. The three surfing friends are slowly brought back into the reality of day-to-day life and then the Vietnam War. Three top Californian surfers – rule breaker Matt (Vincent), kindly Jack (Katt) and off-the-wall Leroy (Busey).
Packed full of stunning surfing images and evocative of its time, it truly deserves its place as a classic surf film.
Expect all the trials and tribulations of such a time; girls, fights, war and, of course, surfing. But it is much more than that – it’s a story crafted to grab your emotions, help you connect with the characters and the story of that time, and leave you truly touched. This is one anyone will like – surfer or not.