the hot generation
Directed/Camera/Script by Paul Witzig.
Commentary by John Thompson (ABC radio announcer).
Poster: Photograph -Nat Young cutback by Ron Stoner (World Titles, Ocean Beach USA 1966 - Not shown in film) with text - 'Paul Witzig's incredible world of surfing with...' in psychedelic style.
Surfers : Bob McTavish, Russell Hughes, Kevin Brennan, Bobby Brown, Rodney Stumper, Nat Young, Peter Drouyn, Midget Farrelly, Robert Connelly, Keith Paull, Ted Spencer, George Greenough, Reno, Dick Brewer, Buddy Boy.
Locations :Noosa, Byron Bay, France, Burleigh Heads, Bells Beach (Austrailian Titles or Easter contest 1967?), Maui/Honolau Bay
Part 2: Byron
Bob McTavish, Russell Hughes, Kevin Brennan, Bobby Brown/G&S Surfboards Noserider
Part 3: France-
Rodney Stumper/Union Jack board
Note red board with clear Greenough Spoon type concave nose (Paul Witzig's?) that appears several times in transit in Part 3.
Part 4: Burleigh
Nat Young, Peter Drouyn
Part 5: Bells:
includes Australian Titles and/or Easter contest 1967?
Nat Young : Gordon Woods Surfboards, with deep Vee in tail and Greenough flex fin.
Kelly: "Nat fattened his fins and especially the leading edge to reduce drag, similar to the foil on a dolphin's fin."
Midget Farrelly : Stringerless with concave nose:
Kelly: "super light big board with a huge nose lift."
Russell Hughes, Shane Surfboards?
Kelly: " a radical 9' 10" gun with a pure planing section aft flowing into a 10" pod and 18" fin."
Robert Connelly : Slipcheck nose
Keith Paull: Peter Clarke Surfboards?, Slipcheck nose,
Bobby Brown : Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Kelly: "The trend was for very light thin railed boards, many with nose and back sections sprayed for extra feet grip."
Bob McTavish : Keyo Surfboards (Slipcheck centre)
Kelly: "(Spectator McTavish killed them all by only spraying the middle)."
Limited wetsuit use.
Peter Drouyn (unsure if footage included).
Sutherland: "Riding a very short and light board,"
For magazine articles, see:
1967 Ross Kelly : Australian Titles, Bells.
Surfing World Volume 9 Number 1, April-May 1967, pages 10 to 27.
1967 Barry Sutherland : Australian Titles, Bells.
Surfabout Volume 4 Number 1, June 1967, pages 18 to 23.
Part 6: Maui/Honolau
Nat Young : Gordon Woods/Keyo Surfboards? 9 ft 6"extended Pin nose Vee bottom - with repaired broken nose
Bob McTavish 9 ft 4" Keyo Surfboards extended Pin nose Vee bottom
Ted Spencer 8 ft 9"(Shane Surfboards)/'Little Red' Pintail
George Greenough : Velo (Spoon) and Mat,
Buddy Boy : Brewer Surfboards Pipeliner Pintail.
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