Irreverent yarns, tall tales, and stunningly restored footage from the lost Australian surf films will combine to uncover a social history whose influence reaches far deeper into Australian culture than you ever imagined. You’ll be surprised who turns up.
Between the 1950s and the 1980s, surf films were the biggest night in town. A ragged band of filmmakers raced around Australia capturing images to stoke the crowd and inadvertently documented Australia's naive exuberance and the surfer’s desire to live a more sustainable life.
Today, many of surfing’s more ambitious ideals have been lost. It’s time to take another look and decide; what do we want to keep and what do we want to leave behind?