Any Given Morning is not your average surf flick. Instead of following individual surfers competing for wave after wave, this film is about an eclectic community of surfers who appreciate life and one another. Most of all, it’s about surfing with your friends and enjoying all that’s been given, on Any Given Morning.
- Laurel Hughes
- English [CC]
- Audio languages
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2013
Since no one else has reviewed this yet I figured I’d provide a few comments. Any Given Morning came up as a suggestion after I’d just watched the surfing movie classic The Endless Summer (which was very good). Since this was only half an hour long I started streaming it.
I’m not a surfer myself, but I enjoy watching footage of people surfing, especially those daring the big waves. This is nothing like that. This short documentary focuses on the people in a small community who are dedicated to surfing a specific spot. The waves are nice enough, but pretty small. There’s nothing jaw dropping going on here.
What is here is a heartwarming and heartfelt examination of what surfing, and this particular community of surfers, means to these people. Most of them are middle-aged. Some of them have been surfing their entire lives, some have only taken up the sport within the last couple years. But all of them have a deep and abiding love of the ocean and riding waves that comes shining through.
I found myself smiling a lot while watching it and think it’s worth the time spent watching this different kind of surfing movie.
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2013
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2013