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The History Of Australian Surfing

1h 27m Documentary 1985

Nat Young's groundbreaking documentary of the history of Australian surfing tells of the sport's vibrant evolution in Australia since 1915.

A companion to Nat Young’s legendary History of Surfing, the biggest-selling surfing book ever, this groundbreaking documentary presents the history of surfing in Australia from its origin in 1915, through its development with wooden boards, the Malibu revolution of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the short board revolution of the ‘70s and into the radical ‘80s.

Written, directed and narrated by Nat Young, a four-time World Champion who was integral to surfing’s evolution into a high-performance, high-profile global sport, A History of Australian Surfing reflects his deep and detailed knowledge of surf and beach culture, and illustrates how Australia emerged as the dominant force in modern pro surfing. Filled with classic footage of Australia’s greatest surfers in action, including Midget Farrelly, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Wayne Lynch and many more, this is the definitive Oz surfing documentary.


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