Still Filthy – Billabong – Surf Movie Review


Still Filthy

Length: 48 minutes

Coming a little late off the heels of Filthy Habits, the 1988 classic, Still Filthy is hyped up to be the answer to everything we’ve been missing in a classic action filled surf film.

Winning best movie of the year before it was even released (judges got a private screening), watching the epic teaser trailer (see below), and seeing all the behind the scenes coverage, I had my hopes up. Did it live up to the hype? Kinda. My hopes had ultimately been set too high. The movie wasn’t everything I was looking for, but yet I keep coming back to watch it again and again. It’s growing on me for sure.

Best sections:

Joel & Andy playing with the heaving right hand Australia closeout slab. Great opening to the movie.

Laurie Towner. The mellow music of his section works so well, combined with his mellow style in the the sickest chopes and shipsterns barrels. Has some sweet jetski POV filming as well.

Shane Dorian on perfect Cloudbreak and Restaurants at Tavarua.

And section of the movie goes to Andy Irons. I first wanted to give it to Laurie but Andy’s section is just unreal. I don’t care if Andy quits the tour forever as long as he keeps putting together video sections like this.

Runner ups: Rasta, Wade, Taj, and Joel’s sections. Also the credits section.


Donavon’s section was way too short.

Occy was relegated to the credits.

A lot of sections flow poorly and had unmemorable surfing & waves.

Footage not de-interlaced for digital consumption (iTunes).


Mark Occhilupo, Laurie Towner, Kolohe Andino, Dave Rastovich, Dylan Longbottom, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lee Wilson, Tamaroa McComb, Heath Joske, Nick Vasicek, Damien Fahrenfort, Dean Bowen, Mikey Brennan, Shaun Joubert, Reubyn Ash, Cody Thompson, Peterson Crisanto, Alejandro Moreda, Keanu Asing, Creed McTaggart, Dane Ward, TJ Barron, Granger Larsen, Sterling Spencer, Shane Dorian, Torrey Meister, Andy Irons, Wade Goodall, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Luke Egan, Tiago Pires, Peter Mendia, Greg Long, Grant Baker.


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Viva Voce, The Thermals, The Stooges, Black Math Horsemen, Whiskey Go Gos, Turbonegro, Band of Horses, The Black Angels, Mickey Avalon, The Faint, The Datsuns, Willy Mason.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Bottom line: Doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but still a pretty decent flick. Music and editing leans more to the mellow side of things, not your typical death metal high energy flick.

Where to buy: Support your local surf shop!
Kooks buy it here (We’ll still love you): Still Filthy (DVD)


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26 October 2009 4,353 views One Comment Author: Stokes