Step Into Liquid

Gratifying 2003 surf film written and directed by Dana Brown, son of The Endless Summer’s Bruce Brown; the Surfer’s Journal called Dana's film “undeniably an Endless Summer derivative but also marvelous in its own right and for its own reasons.” Step Into Liquid took three years to make, had a budget of about $2.5 million, and grossed $20 million, making it (as of 2013) the #5 highest-grossing sports documentary of all time.

Not exactly a retread of The Endless Summer (though Brown initially...