Anytime Hollywood try’s to conquer the Surfing Bro they rely on the age old stereotype of the “beach bum," most recently and unfortunately portrayed by Matthew McConaughey in “Surfer Dude”. But anyone who surfs or knows someone who surfs knows that not all of us are buff and immaculately sun-kissed drug addicts. You think Kelly Slater’s 5’9” 160lb frame would have allowed him to dominate the sport for over 20 years if all he did was smoke weed and eat fish tacos all day? Hell no, these guys live off a steady diet of acai berries and coconut milk. The truth is that no matter what is done surfers will always be associated as a bunch of tree hugging water rats, so we might as well embrace it with this list of the best Surfer Bro’s in movie history.
Mitchell Goosen in "Airborne"
Goosen has everything that makes the Surfer Bro. The flow, the lingo and the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand. He may not be the baddest dude on this list but he sure is the prettiest.
Bodhi in "Point Break"
Not only does Swayze pull off the most badass surfer of all time but put aside all the bank robbery and murder and he's just another dude looking for the perfect wave.
Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
Spicoli embodied the trifecta of what makes a Surfer Bro in film (Stoner, Deadbeat, Failure). Penn set the standard high right out of the gate playing one of the first memorable characters to shred mother ocean.
Kunu from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
A modern day legend. Teaching tourists how to surf, curing all sorrows with weed and getting beat up by a starfish. You couldn't ask for more from a guy who just wants to surf all day.
Skip from "Lords of Dogtown"
The most serious and depressing surfing character ever. But when you party hard enough to trash your own board shop like a Motley Crue dressing room you're definitely going to make it high on this list.