I’m pretty sure Blue Crush was the first DVD I bought. A cool subculture, beautiful shots of Hawaii, and terrible supporting actors (surfers cast in the film) have solidified it as a classic film to throw on when I’m sick/bored/crabby about the weather.
I got to experience the film in person on an afternoon drive to Malibu. IT’S REAL. People – all types of people, not just the fit young ones – surf after work, bring their dogs, and know almost everyone at the beach.
It’s amazing to think of and realize all the things you can do year-round when you live in an eternal summer near the ocean.
Sigh. Hopefully the trees here sprout some leaves soon.