Jordy Smith is captured surfing in South Africa for the series Shaping Jordy Smith.
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These are the best surf movies you can stream right now

Surf's up! This is the spot to quench your thirst for incredible surfing movies. Catch our playlist for the biggest and best to stream at your leisure.
Written by Chris Binns
8 min readUpdated on
While the waves might not be pumping outside your window, there's plenty of ways to witness epic swells. This playlist is your one-stop shop for the best surfing movies around, all available to stream for free.
If you like what you see, check out the full range of Red Bull Surfing films on Red Bull TV.
01

The Source

33 min

The Source

Koa Smith goes on a South African surf adventure, where waves (or lack thereof) lead to profound discoveries.

English

Pro-surfer Koa Smith embarks on a South African surf adventure, where waves (or lack thereof) lead to profound discoveries of connection, nature, and introspection. The Source transcends the boundaries of a conventional surf documentary, offering a transformative journey that showcases the power of simplicity.
02

Volcom Stone presents

45 min

Creepy Fingers

Witness the wild antics of top surfers in a blend of beauty, silliness and raw human existence.

English

The outdoor clothing brand has been producing surfing, skate and snowboard movies for years. In the surfing sphere, we have three movies of note from their catalogue featuring their supported athletes – Creepy Fingers, BS! and Munch. In Creepy Fingers, we follow the surfing antics of Ozzie Wright and Dean Morrison among others. BS! reveals the unique characters of Wright, Dusty Payne, Andrew Doheny and crew, while Munch follows Noa Deane as he goes on a mission to Australia for surfing nirvana.
03

Taylor Steele catalogue

40 min

Momentum

Momentum features the first sections of New School surfers Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian and more.

English

Taylor Steele is a legendary film-maker and producer of surf projects who has been making movies for more than two decades. All his titles are now available on Red Bull TV. This includes:
04

Noah

20 min

Noah

Discover the art of surfing through the world of Noah Beschen, a pro surfer from the North Shore of Oahu.

English

Hawaiian surfer Noah Beschen journeys to Western Australia and Tahiti alongside filmmaker Andy Woodward to surf beautiful yet powerful waves before returning home to the North Shore of Oahu.
05

For The Dream

1 h 35 min

For the Dream

Ex-pro surfer Ben Gravy sets out on his dream to become the first person to surf in all 50 US states.

Portuguese +2

Ben Gravy, ex-pro surfer and purveyor of stoke, sets out on his dream to be the first person to surf in all 50 US states, with the Nub Nation, his girlfriend and family supporting him along the way.
06

The Seawolf

43 min

The Seawolf

Award-winning filmmaker Ben Gulliver follows seven surfers on a two-year journey in remote, freezing waters.

English +1

This roving travelogue sees award-winning filmmaker Ben Gulliver following seven surfers on a two-year journey as they take on remote and freezing waters.
07

Skimboard Nazaré

28 min

Skimboard Nazaré

Brazilian skimboard world champion Lucas Fink faces Portugal's iconic Nazaré wave with a skimboard shape.

English +1

First, Brazil's Lucas Fink conquered the world and won the Skimboard World Championship. Then, he decided to challenge himself and face Portugal's iconic wave, Nazaré, with a skimboard shape. Follow his epic challenge by watching the Skimboard Nazaré film.
08

à la folie

33 min

à la folie

Strap in for the ride of your life as we follow surfer Justine Dupont through a ground-breaking big wave season.

English +2

Strap in for the ride of your life as we follow Justine Dupont through a ground-breaking big wave season. The French surfer’s 2020 season was the most dominant performance big wave riding has ever seen. Join her for the highs and lows, the life-changing wipeouts and huge barrels in à la folie.
09

Beyond the Lines

43 min

Chapters

Travel with surf star Kanoa Igarashi for insider access to the World Championship Tour.

English +4

Providing an insider’s look at the career of one of the world’s brightest young surf stars, Beyond the Lines follows Kanoa Igarashi on his quest to win a first World Surf League Championship Tour title. Filmed by close friend, travel partner and cinematographer Tanner Carney, the hugely entertaining documentary sees Igarashi travel from Pipeline in Hawaii to Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US.
10

Shaping Jordy

48 min

Shaping Jordy

Ride along with Jordy Smith and Mikey February as they cruise the South African coast in search of waves.

English +6

For the first time in a decade, South African surfer Jordy Smith spent the winter at home. He hit the road with free-surfing style master Mikey February, and Shaping Jordy is the result of all they found on the road in the Rainbow Nation.
11

Shaka

1 h 17 min

Shaka

From the slopes to the waves – snowboarding legend Mathieu Crépel surfs Jaws.

English +4

Retired from pro snowboarding but still restless for adventure, Mathieu Crepel decides to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life: surfing Hawaii’s biggest wave, Jaws.
12

OUTDEH

1 h 18 min

OUTDEH

Three young Jamaican men share their stories: a rapper, a surfer and a resident of Tivoli Gardens.

English +3

OUTDEH is a documentary portraying the Youth of Jamaica: a new generation in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture, and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the island. Three young Jamaican men share their stories. Rapper Bakersteez hopes for an international career, Shama aims to be Jamaica’s first pro surfer and Romar shows us life in his community.
13

The Other Side Of Fear

58 min

The Other Side of Fear

The inspirational tale of big wave surfer and keynote speaker Mark Mathews and his journey back from disaster.

English +6

Big wave surfer Mark Mathews has made a career out of seemingly defying fear at every opportunity, but, as his new Red Bull TV documentary The Other Side of Fear illustrates, reality isn't quite so simple. Now a sought-after keynote speaker, Mathews has delivered fear-busting sermons to the likes of Google, Sony and MasterCard. However, with The Other Side of Fear, which injects his personal story with his fear-facing philosophies, he's glad to finally be able to share his ideas with a much wider audience.
14

Riss

41 min

RISS

Ride with surfer Carissa Moore around the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour.

English

Director Peter Hamblin shadows legendary Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore's on the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour season, as she faces all manner of highs and lows in her quest for an elusive fourth world title.
15

And Two If By The Sea

1 h 43 min

And Two If By Sea

Twin surfers. Rival careers. Pro surfers and identical twins CJ and Damien Hobgood battle sibling rivalry.

English +4

CJ and Damien Hobgood are identical twins whose sibling rivalry and struggle to establish their own identity fuelled their careers. After more than a decade of competing at the highest level, this documentary uncovers the real goings-on behind the scenes in the lives of two of surfing's favourite Floridian sons.
16

Coldwater Journal

43 min

Coldwater Journal

Follow surfer and filmmaker Ben Weiland on his decade-long journey to explore the world's coastlines.

Portuguese +6

Follow surfer and filmmaker Ben Weiland on his decade-long journey to explore the most desolate and beautiful coastlines on the planet. Weiland is always on the search for perfect waves and adventure no matter how frozen the landscapes he finds himself.
17

Fish

1 h 22 min

Fish

Discover the origins of fish surfboards and meet some of the pioneers who changed surfing culture forever.

English +7

The fish surfboard has had a huge impact on surf culture. Learn about the origins of the surfboard’s innovative speed and style-focused design, and hear from pioneers like Steve Lis and Skip Frye, who transformed the sport of surfing with their enormously popular designs.
18

Under An Arctic Sky

40 min

Under an Arctic Sky

A group of surfers, along with photographer Chris Burkard, journey to Iceland in search of perfect waves.

English +2

Legendary photographer Chris Burkard journeys to Iceland’s north coast with a pack of incredible surfers in search of perfect waves, during the country's largest storm in 25 years. Results, as you'd imagine, are spectacular.
19

South To Sian

2 min

South to Sian

What began as a three-month surf trip off the beaten track turned into a two-year odyssey of exploration.

On boards and motorbikes, by boat and four-wheel drive, Harrison Roach and Zye Norris’s journey is to discover if, in these days of GPS and WiFi, the dream of a pioneering surf adventure is still possible. On their 4,000km trek across the Indonesian archipelago, the lads got as close to achieving their goals as possible in this day and age, and South To Sian is the must-see result of their endeavours.
20

Generations: The Movie

38 min

Generations: The Movie

Join generations of pro surfers as they give an ode to the old days while looking to the future.

English +2

Join generations of pro surfers on a journey around the world. The latest instalment in Quiksilver’s surf movie series has a simple but powerful effect that'll make you want to drop everything and go for a surf.
21

Paradigm Lost

1 h

Paradigm Lost

Take an in-depth look at the life of one of the world's most complete watermen, Kai Lenny.

Portuguese +3

Step into the life of the world's most complete waterman, Kai Lenny. From kiteboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and big wave surfing, if it involves being on saltwater, Kai does it and he does it well.
22

Chasing the Shot

23 min

Chasing the Shot – Leroy Bellet

Follow photographer Leroy Bellet on his quest to film some of the world’s best barrel riders.

English +1

Follow photographer Leroy Bellet as he lays his body on the line trying to film the world’s best tube riders taming some of the world’s most dangerous waves. Starring some of the most epic surf footage ever captured, this Chasing The Shot special is the epitome of risk versus reward.
23

Let's Be Frank

50 min

Let's Be Frank

Who is Frank Solomon? A man? A myth? The two might just be inseparable.

Who is the enigmatic Frank Solomon? Is he a humble, kind-hearted and thoughtful big wave surfer? Or is he something much more, a hard-living bad boy? The man and the myth might just be inseparable. Hit play now on one of the quirkiest and coolest surf movies you'll see in a long, long time.
24

Strange Rumblings in Shangri La

52 min

Strange Rumblings in Shangri La

A Worldwide Surf Expedition

English

Joe G is surfing's Wes Anderson and Strange Rumblings is the best of his sublime body of work. From the frigid shores of Iceland to the sultry coastline of Mozambique; well-known spots in Europe to exotic islands in Brazil; and from the depths of Indonesia and beyond, this film documents an unforgettable worldwide surfari.
25

One Shot

Swim out at some of surfing's heaviest waves with Russell Ord – a world-renowned surf photographer who's as crazy as the surfers he shoots – as he embarks on a mission to capture the shot he hopes will define his life’s work.
26

Exploring Madagascar

26 min

Exploring Madagascar

Slade Prestwich, Frank Solomon and Grant 'Twiggy' Baker embark on an epic surf adventure to Madagascar.

Slade Prestwich, Frank Solomon and Grant 'Twiggy' Baker embark on an epic adventure to surf the island of Madagascar. They chart new territory, searching for waves to ride, and meeting up with locals along the way.
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Jordy Smith

A powerful regular-footer from Durban in South Africa, Jordy Smith is a regular winner on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

South AfricaSouth Africa

Ian Walsh

American Ian Walsh is a man who has tackled all sorts in the sea and knows that it’s all about keeping things interesting.

United StatesUnited States

Kai Lenny

Kiteboarder, windsurfer, wing foiler and so much more – even his name means 'sea' in Hawaiian. Kai was destined to become the world's greatest-ever waterman.

United StatesUnited States

Kanoa Igarashi

Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi feels as natural on a board as he does on his own two feet. For him, the ocean is his home.

JapanJapan

Justine Dupont

From Belharra to Nazaré and Jaws to Mavericks, Justine Dupont might just be the best all-around female big wave surfer in the world.

FranceFrance

The Source

Koa Smith goes on a South African surf adventure, where waves (or lack thereof) lead to profound discoveries.

33 min

Creepy Fingers

Witness the wild antics of top surfers in a blend of beauty, silliness and raw human existence.

45 min

Momentum

Momentum features the first sections of New School surfers Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian and more.

40 min

Noah

Discover the art of surfing through the world of Noah Beschen, a pro surfer from the North Shore of Oahu.

20 min

For the Dream

Ex-pro surfer Ben Gravy sets out on his dream to become the first person to surf in all 50 US states.

1 h 35 min

The Seawolf

Award-winning filmmaker Ben Gulliver follows seven surfers on a two-year journey in remote, freezing waters.

43 min

Skimboard Nazaré

Brazilian skimboard world champion Lucas Fink faces Portugal's iconic Nazaré wave with a skimboard shape.

28 min

à la folie

Strap in for the ride of your life as we follow surfer Justine Dupont through a ground-breaking big wave season.

33 min

Chapters

Travel with surf star Kanoa Igarashi for insider access to the World Championship Tour.

43 min

Shaping Jordy

Ride along with Jordy Smith and Mikey February as they cruise the South African coast in search of waves.

48 min

Shaka

From the slopes to the waves – snowboarding legend Mathieu Crépel surfs Jaws.

1 h 17 min

OUTDEH

Three young Jamaican men share their stories: a rapper, a surfer and a resident of Tivoli Gardens.

1 h 18 min

The Other Side of Fear

The inspirational tale of big wave surfer and keynote speaker Mark Mathews and his journey back from disaster.

58 min

RISS

Ride with surfer Carissa Moore around the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour.

41 min

And Two If By Sea

Twin surfers. Rival careers. Pro surfers and identical twins CJ and Damien Hobgood battle sibling rivalry.

1 h 43 min

Coldwater Journal

Follow surfer and filmmaker Ben Weiland on his decade-long journey to explore the world's coastlines.

43 min

Fish

Discover the origins of fish surfboards and meet some of the pioneers who changed surfing culture forever.

1 h 22 min

Under an Arctic Sky

A group of surfers, along with photographer Chris Burkard, journey to Iceland in search of perfect waves.

40 min

Generations: The Movie

Join generations of pro surfers as they give an ode to the old days while looking to the future.

38 min

Paradigm Lost

Take an in-depth look at the life of one of the world's most complete watermen, Kai Lenny.

1 h

Let's Be Frank

Who is Frank Solomon? A man? A myth? The two might just be inseparable.

50 min

Strange Rumblings in Shangri La

A Worldwide Surf Expedition

52 min

Exploring Madagascar

Slade Prestwich, Frank Solomon and Grant 'Twiggy' Baker embark on an epic surf adventure to Madagascar.

26 min