Free Ride

Era-defining surf movie, first released in 1977, produced by California filmmaker Bill Delaney; a showcase for pro surfers Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, and Wayne Bartholomew, as well as water photographer Dan Merkel; often referred to as the "last great surf movie." Free Ride has long served as the marker for a generational change that saw a young, aggressive group of Australians and South Africans push the sport's performance level ahead of  that set by surfers from California and Hawaii.