It’s June 21 and you know what that means—It’s summertime and the living is easy. Today is the first day of summer and to get into the summertime spirit we decided to put together a list of videos to brighten up your attitude with the smell of salt air, the taste of cool lemonade and the sounds of waves hitting the shore. So take a deep breath, check out the videos below and think about all the fun things you are going to do this summer.
Soothing Sunrises on the Shores of Tasmania
There’s nothing more relaxing than watching the sunrise on the beach. Here are some amazing shots of sunrises on the shores of Tasmania to relax you and prepare you for the best summer yet.
Say Cheese! Flash Mob On Bondi Beach
The summer isn’t always about relaxing. Sometimes it’s about just plain having fun. Here’s an awesome video of a flash mob on the beach. How would you react if this happened when you were laying out to get a tan?
Grease – Summer Nights
It wouldn’t be summer without a little bit of summer romance. In this video, Danny and Sandy sing about their summer romance, but maybe this summer you can have a little summer lovin’ of your own!
Makeup Tutorial: How to Fake Abs
You may be afraid that you’ll have trouble finding that summer lovin’ with the belly you developed over this long, cold winter, but not to worry! Here’s a tutorial that can help you fake great abs so you’ll look great on the beach, no matter what! This video has been viewed nearly 20 million times—mostly because it’s ridiculous. Do people really do this and get away with it?
Video Recipe: Homemade Lemonade
One of my favorite summer drinks is fresh lemonade, so I scoured YouTube for what looks to be the best and easiest homemade lemonade tutorial I could find. My recommendation: add a little grated ginger to the mix. It’s delish!
Ultimate 2011 Summer Movie Trailer
One of the best parts about summer is all of the great blockbuster movies that come out. Here’s a fun compilation of all the movies you can look forward to seeing this summer, including Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens, Conan, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and more. Which movies are you most looking forward to seeing this summer?
Octopus Steals Video Camera
If you plan to do any scuba diving this summer, watch out for octopi! Here’s an amazing video of an octopus stealing a diver’s camera, which was captured last year and has over 3.2 million views so far.
Mr. Bean goes to the swimming pool
If you don’t live near the beach, you can always head to the pool. That’s what Mr. Bean likes to do!
Check out this amazing 70-foot record-breaking sandcastle. Amazing, right? Think you’ll take a stab at breaking the record this summer?
MEGAWOOSH – Bruno Kammerl jumps
Finally, there’s nothing like a Slip n Slide on a hot summer day, so we thought we’d share this totally awesome Slip n Slide MEGAWOOSH jump with you. This video turned out to be a hoax, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome! So what are you planning to do with your summer?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.