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mike-wsm
14th Feb 2013, 17:10
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q594/mike-wsm/SURFING_ALONG_MALIBU_BEACH_CALIFORNIA_-_NARA_-_544964-1_zps95580c48.jpg

I remember seeing a movie where a nutty professor joined a group of surfers. California of course. He worked out how to surf by writing equations in the sand, got on a board and fell off.

Then he went back to his equations, found an error, corrected it, got on a board and surfed perfectly.

Any ideas for movie name and who played the professor?

11Fan
14th Feb 2013, 17:24
That was Good Will Surfing, and the Professor was played by Robin Williams.

Slasher
14th Feb 2013, 17:33
Can anyone tell me the name of an ancient B&W movie I saw as a kid? It was some bloke who invented some
sort of small Wright Flyer-ish plane. The ending, which is all I can vaguely remember, had him flying his plane
towards the Sun after he died. Thanks.

airship
14th Feb 2013, 17:44
...had him flying his plane towards the Sun after he died. Sorry, I can only recall one old B&W movie, but this "had him flying his plane towards the Sun (or moon) before he died". ;)

mike-wsm
14th Feb 2013, 18:55
11Fan - Thanks for that, I'll try to get hold of Good Will Hunting and watch it, though my recollection is of the movie being very much before 1997. :ok:

gingernut
14th Feb 2013, 19:09
Looks like a scene out of Endless Summer.....before I wax the board for the season I always like to watch a few of the classics.... Endless Summer, Point Break (timeless!) and Longboards on Tour (Simply Stupid).

Here's my contribution to 4 foot clean in Cornwall :-) Surfing by DMHotchin: Art, Design & Photography | Redbubble (http://www.redbubble.com/people/dmhotchin/portfolio/surfing?ref=portfolio_tag_refinement)

this is me'favourite, taken at Watergate Bay, in October, the best time to be there..

http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.13141466.1435/flat,550x550,075,f.u1.jpg

500N
14th Feb 2013, 19:20
gingernut

Point Break (timeless!)

You can say that again :ok:

I know it is a surf movie but I love the Parachuting scenes into the lake.

I learn't to surf at Treyarnon Bay in Cornwall, not far from Watergate.

11Fan
14th Feb 2013, 19:22
Mike,

That was is jest. Read it again....

That was Good Will Surfing

gingernut
14th Feb 2013, 19:28
500N couldn't agree more, but I suspect we're trapped in a scene from somewhere else....

mike-wsm
14th Feb 2013, 21:45
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500N
14th Feb 2013, 21:52
Mike

Interesting video, never seen it before.

Spent most of my childhood there :ok:

Good times.

RJM
14th Feb 2013, 22:02
For everyone freezing their arses off in the northern hemisphere...

The Endless Summer 1 - YouTube