Surfer, Dude

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Surfer, Dude
A tree with goats sitting on the branches. A surf board and a man are leaning against the tree trunk. In the far distance is an enormous wave.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by S.R. Bindler
Produced by Gus Gustawes
Mark Gustawes
Matthew McConaughey
Written by
  • Mark Gustawes
  • George Mays
  • S.R. Bindler
  • Cory Van Dyke
Music by Blake Neely
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Edited by Nancy Richardson
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment (US)
Odeon (Greece)
Release date
  • September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million
Box office $52,132

Surfer, Dude is a 2008 American comedy film directed by S.R. Bindler and starring Matthew McConaughey.

Woody Harrelson claims the film is the most "non-work" he has ever done.[1] McConaughey and Harrelson, who previously appeared together in EDtv, later co-starred in HBO's True Detective.


Surfer, Dude is the story of Steve Addington, a soul-searching surfer who experiences an existential crisis when no waves come for over a month.



  • "Star-Spangled Banner" – Performed by Matthew McConaughey and Blake Neely
  • "Mother" – Xavier Rudd
  • "Chasing the Dream" – Daniel Heath
  • "Thump It" – Daniel Heath
  • "Too Far Away" – Potent
  • "This Is My Life" – Psideralica
  • "Este Amor" (carnival version) – Bermudez Triangle
  • "The High" – Deep Sonic
  • "No Pants Required" – Nekal B.
  • "Too Tired to Quit" – Nekal B.
  • "Hip Hop Misfits" – The Dirty Heads
  • "Coastline Journey" – Mishka
  • "Virgin Lust" – Higore
  • "Run and Play" – Potent
  • "Come Let Go" – Xavier Rudd
  • "Fuk It" – Xavier Rudd
  • "3rd Eye Vision" – Mishka


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 0% based on reviews from 18 critics.[2] At Metacritic the film has an average score of 16 out of 100 based on reviews from 6 critics.[3]

Michael Ordona of the Los Angeles Times stated that "The film is awash in doobies and breasts, clichéd cinematic language and clumsy exposition. It's reminiscent of the stoner-culture movies of the late '60s and early '70s but without the naive fun."[4] Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter dismissed it as "[A] lackluster vanity production."[5]


  1. ^ "Matthew surfs His Life and Loved Ones Over to Austin". PopSugar. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Surfer, Dude". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. 
  3. ^ "Surfer, Dude". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. 
  4. ^ Ordona, Michael. "It's beach blanket boredom". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Stephen Farber (September 8, 2008). "Surfer Dude". The Hollywood Reporter. 

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