Finding this gem of a surf flick took some deep diving on the interweb. Thanks to Justin Coffey, who maintains a blog called Peanut Butter Coast, for bringing this to light. A short feature filmed in the late fifties and early sixties, ‘Once Upon A Wave’ chronicles a small group of So-Cal surfers, including Fred Van Dyke, Peter Cole, Ricky Grigg, Mike Doyle, Robert August and Bill Fury, as they travel from Sunset Beach to Steamer Lane scoring waves along the way.
This is one of those perfect movies that you can tuck in and watch, or put on in the background during a party. Enjoy!