Introduction Note: The
following list of video's posted online is subject to error, as
some online video is found to infringe copyright it maybe
removed and thereafter not found at the posted address.
The links are listed chronologically, on their approximate date
of original release.
inaccurate in their titles or description as uploaded.
In many cases the
descriptions and posted comments are trivial, they are rarely
informative, and on some occasions verge on abuse.
given to early material from obscure sources, particularly
newsreels, home movies or advertisements.
The many postings
of short sequences lifted from widely available professional
surfing films are listed with the relevant entry at
Also see References: film
Entries are in
the following format: Date Uploaded Title Link (for
Where applicable, the "Uploaded Description
(often edited) is included, and occasionally some of the
attached Comments (also edited.
00:00 Titles or
featured sequences, timed.
(usually enwikipedia.org or imdb.com)
- Name: Source,
Date (previously noted by) 1906 Thomas A. Edison's "Hawaiian Islands" | -The Surf Scenes
Shot in 1906 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz32fG3Y2dY "Hawaiian Islands" is a 1906 actuality film by Thomas A.
Edison's studio. The documentary features the oldest footage ever taken of
surfing, and it was shot in Hawaii by Robert Bonine. This compilation includes three chapters: "Panoramic View -
Waikiki Beach Honolulu," "Surf Board Riders - Waikiki Honolulu,"
and "Surf Scenes - Waikiki Honolulu." 1913 Vintage
Hawaiian Film - Circa 1913 - Waikiki Honolulu surfing scenery
waterfalls old antique cars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQz-ubrBmwU
00:02 Title: Hawaiian Islands (with map)
carried from the surf on the shoulder.
00:27 Four riders
on solid wood surfboards on a long right hander.
00:50 Five riders
on solid wood surfboards on a right hander, two riders transfer
on to a third's board.
Beach and Diamond Head.
1913 Keystone: The Motor Life-Saving
Ambulance https://youtu.be/7wKCGG9Nzz8 The Latest in Life Saving with George Freeth and Ludy
Langer. Many thanks to Brent E. Walker for sharing the
video. See his _Mack Sennett's Fun Factory_ for details
of the video production (p. 281). Filmed from 7/8/1913 to 7/11/1913.
Posted and forwarded by Patrick Moser, April 2019.
Howe Films Co ,
Film from the collection of EYE (Amsterdam)
filmed and edited travelogue about the large island of
00:28 Shots of a coastal
train trip on the so-called Hilo route, crossing some
spectacular timber bridges.
03:46 Fishers in the surf with casting nets.
Note the consistent left handers breaking on the outside
06:36 Portraits of native
08:26 Surfboard riding at Waikiki shot from a canoe
sitting inside the break; unlike some contemporary footage
where the cameraman films while the canoe is riding the
Two attempts at tandem riding by board jumping.
One prone/body-surfer rides inside white-water.
The last wave is a particularly long ride.
The Hawaiian musical accompaniment
is delightfully appropriate, but
1919 By the Sea. Seeing Atlantic City, 1919 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2By_HWYfoM
US National Archives: Ford Motor Company. Tourists flock
to Atlantic City, with many indulging in sea-bathing at
00:17, 03:42, and 04:43.
Strange Days: 00:55 The Elephant Hotel, introduced by an animated
Surfing at Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii: "Sons of the Surf"
circa 1920 Educational Film Exchanges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUNh6dIqty0 Uploaded by Jeff
2013. Surfing at Waikiki
Beach, Hawaii, in the 1920s. The surfers
include William Kahanamoku, David Kahanamoku, and Dave's dog,
"Spot." Re-released in
1965 by Educational Film Exchanges. Public domain film
from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven
edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
reduction applied. The film was
silent. I have added music created by myself using the
Reaper Digital Audio Workstation and the Kontakt 5 and Proteus
VX VST instrument plugins 1920 The Father of Surfing wins another
Olympic gold - Swimming - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games http://www.olympic.org/videos/the-father-of-surfing-wins-another-olympic-gold-swimming-antwerp-1920-olympic-games 1920, 29th November Edward, Prince of Wales, goes surfing in Hawaii (he's not
very good!) https://www.britishpathe.com/video/prince-in-hawaii/query/waikiki
Notes: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. Intertitle: "PRINCE OF WALES - ( in the last seat of Canoe
) - enjoys exhilarating sport of 'Surfing'". M/S of a strange banana shaped canoe, six men are paddling
and Edward, the Prince of Wales, sits on the end. He, like all the other men, is dressed in a bathing suit,
he laughs at the camera. Panning shot following the canoe, in the foreground are
several men on surf boards. A large wave comes up behind the canoe and the surfers. M/S of the canoe surfing into shore. C/U of the Prince lying on his stomach on a surf board - he
looks rather undignified, a Hawaiian man pushes his board along. Various shots of the Prince surfing ( he's not very good;
he keeps falling in ).
1920s ? Historic dana
point part 1a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVZrLbPe4n8
Amateur home film
with combination of black and white and some colour footage at
various locations in southern California .
Skimboards and swimming, colour.
07:40 Dory launch
in the surf
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden: The Surf Blurb 19 Dec 2011 c.1920 Australasian Gazette – All for a Good
Cause http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/australasian-gazette-all-good/clip1/?nojs Clip Description: This clip shows a surf carnival at Bondi Beach, Sydney in aid
of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade. Surfers catch waves on
longboards, lifesavers march on the sand and compete in
Curator’s notes by Elizabeth Taggart-Speers: Bondi Beach is one of the best known beaches in the world. The surf lifesaving movement began here in 1906 and surf
carnivals have been an integral part of their culture since. The surf-lifesaving clubs of Australia are made up of
volunteers who patrol the beaches through summer every year. Apart from this, they compete in surf carnivals which
feature sports such as swimming, sand running, mock rescues,
surfboard riding and a march past, which is captured in this
1920s Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne 1920 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqpfEJdpCs&feature=youtu.be
Craig Baird, Australian National Surfing Museum
Discovered and preserved by Barry Langan, Edited by Craig
Baird. This footage from Lorne in the early 1920s showing the
earliest surfing in Victoria. Wealthy Geelong sports enthusiast Louis Whyte
travelled to Hawaii in 1919, spent six months learning
to surf at Waikiki and bought four surfboards from Duke
Kahanamoku before returning home to surf at Lorne and
Anglesea. The footage was recorded by Frank Beaurepaire (who
would go on to become Lord Mayor of Melbourne) a world-
class swimmer and good mate of Duke’s.
1920s: 1:28 Beach
Hotel, 1:54 Beach Enclosure, 2:11 Surf-bathers, 2:28 End.
1962 (colour): 9:58 Skim-boards, 10:03 Sail-boats, 10:18
Malibu Board-riders, End 10:45.
Ford Educational Library: The Hawaiian Islands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVYaPwYvgY0 US National Archives FC.FC.484
Ford Motor Company, 1924
Noted by Gary Lynch, June 2017. circa 1924 Australasian Gazette – Sun Worshippers http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/australasian-gazette-sun/clip1/
Clip description: This newsreel from approximately 1924 shows surfers and
swimmers enjoying the first day of real summer weather of the
season. It opens with a wide shot of the northern end of Bondi
Beach. Although there are some buildings on the shore front, the
Bondi Pavilion had not yet been built.
Curator’s notes by Elizabeth Taggart-Speers: Bondi Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world, is
captured in this Australasian Gazette newsreel. Australia’s love of the sun, sea and surf has been a
strong part of our national identity and way of life over the
past century, particularly from the 1920s when this newsreel was
produced. Newsreels at this time were used mainly to entertain
rather than challenge or question the status quo. This newsreel certainly entertains and provides us with a
record of this Australian icon. Elaborate intertitles not only help tell the story but add
drama to the newsreel. As it says, 'Perhaps the most thrills go to the surf-board
riders’. c1925 Waimanalo HI
1920s 1930s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ayAYC3KYlI Vintage 16 mm
footage at and around the mid 1920s stone house originally of
Alfred Hocking, brewer of Primo Beer in 1898, first house to
be built on Waimanalo Beach. Images of fishing, vistas and
at Waimanalo on the large island of Hawaii, this brief glimpse
illustrates that surfboard use was not confined to Waikiki (on
Ohau) at this time.
04:23 A young man
paddles a surfboard just off the beach while others harvest a
large fishing net. c1925 Women surf
lifesavers at Bondi Beach in the 1920s: newsreel "Surf
Guardians" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XmyMmyb0j4 A short silent
historical newsreel film from the 1920s entitled ''Surf
Guardians'' showing the new patrol of women surf lifesavers in
the Bondi surf lifesaving club. 1925 Lasker and
Lasker, Australian cinema advertisement for women's and men's
swimwear (1925) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMmRQlPXaKc Promotes
Sydney's "Lasker and Lasker" Surf Outfitters of 402 and 404
George St, Sydney, Australia.
Women and men model bathing suits and caps on a beach.
Shots include the models standing next to a surf boat, models
with parasols, and a model putting on a beach coat.
Men are dressed in full length costumes. 1925
The Popular Sport of Surfboarding (1925) http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/popular-sport-of-surfboarding/clip1/
Clip description This is a segment from the newsreel The
Spectator Magazine. Three surfboard riders take off on a full wave at the
north end of Bondi Beach, riding large Hawaiian-style
longboards. They are shown from the side, then filmed from the
beach, riding straight in. One man performs a handstand while riding. Another
tries to ride his board from left to right along the wave. We see a total of about five surfers, in varying surf
conditions. They ride amongst the swimmers, rather than separately,
and appear to be playing up to the camera. 1925 The Popular Sport of Surfboarding (1925) https://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/popular-sport-of-surfboarding/clip1/# PLB Newsletter, April 2021:
Ferretted from the Australian Screen web pages by Ian "Gumshoe"
This is a segment from the newsreel The Spectator Magazine.
Three surfboard riders take off on a full wave at the north end of
Bondi Beach, riding large Hawaiian-style longboards.
They are shown from the side, then filmed from the beach, riding
One man performs a handstand while riding.
Another tries to ride his board from left to right along the wave.
We see a total of about five surfers, in varying surf conditions.
They ride amongst the swimmers, rather than separately, and appear
to be playing up to the camera.
Note: This clip has been pillarboxed to preserve as much of the
original image as possible.
Curator’s notes by Paul Byrnes
Australians had only been allowed to swim in the ocean in daylight
hours since 1903. Many drowned immediately after the lifting of
the ban. The surf lifesaving clubs were established soon
afterwards to cope with the large numbers of people who entered
the water, even though they could not swim. These new clubs took a
proscriptive attitude to the beach. Sunbathing was considered a
form of loitering, and the earliest attempts to ride surfboards
were instantly discouraged.
In his book Surfmovies: The History of the Surf Film in
Australia (2000, Shore Thing Publishing, ISBN 0 9587420 3 0), Albie Thoms quotes the
American travel writer Alexander Hume Ford: ‘I was arrested at
Manly Beach before I had even stepped into the breakers. I had
committed the unpardonable offence of sitting in the warm sand in
my bathing suit.’ That was in 1908. The first surf carnival was
held at Manly on 25 January 1908, and many of these carnivals were
filmed by newsreel companies. Most of those silent films are now
The lifesavers also policed what swimsuits could be worn. The men
in these clips are wearing the approved style of the day, a single
suit covering most of the torso. In the earliest years of public
bathing after 1903, men and women were segregated on the beach,
but some women became members of surf clubs and qualified for the
bronze medallion, the accepted test of lifesaving skills. In the
1920s, after the return of many men from the Great War, women were
excluded from the surf clubs and from taking the bronze medallion.
By the time this film was made, the surf clubs were an exclusively
male bastion. 1925
Lifesavers: Cryst-O-Mint Flavour (1925)
Clip description This clip from a silent black-and-white cinema
advertisement for Life Savers sweets shows a young woman
dive into the surf, only to be rescued by a surf lifesaver.
He lies her down and gives her a Life Saver mint to revive
It ends with an inter-title that states ‘good ain’t they
The location, note the ocean pier in the background, is
Beautiful Bondi, 1926 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lU0EeUo6LY
early silent documentary showing the attractions of Bondi
Beach and the surrounding Waverley area. Beaches include Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama. Surfing, swimming, sunbaking, life savers, all the beach
activities and features that are seen on these beaches today
were just as popular in the 1920s. Hotels and apartment developments are seen under
construction, many of which remain as Bondi heritage today. NFSA: 8966 01:00 Beach scenes 04:00 Lifesaving
05:00 Surfboards 1926 The Pleasure
Beach, Blackpool 1920s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xQEhYv0KfE Here's a gem
of early footage to feast the eyes upon. Enjoy!"
Black and white footage of a famous English seaside resort and
Note the short
colour version with production notes, below. Blackpool
Pleasure Beach, Lancashire (1926) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvUjbKUBMmo
Surfboard Riders, Portugal, 1927. 1953 “Surf Mats,”
Estoril, portugal, 1953 http://upmagazine-tap.com/en/pt_updailys/leca-beach-1927-the-first-surfers-in-portugal
Forwarded by João
Macdonald, September 2012, with many thanks.
film produced in 1927 by the Portuguese Army Cinematographic
Service shows a group of men at Leça da Palmeira’s Praia dos
Ingleses (the Englishmen Beach), on the outskirts of Porto in
northern Portugal, practicing bellyboard, the original version
The film is
entitled Aspects of Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos and
Leixões and the excerpt corresponds to 28 seconds of a
total 32.34 minutes. The
full version is stored in the National Archive of Moving
Images in Bucelas, near Lisbon, and can be viewed on the
Digital Cinematheque’s webpage, in the Portuguese Cinematheque
consists of three scenes in which about 12 individuals are
seen entering the water with what appears to be an alaia,
a primitive type of surfboard, and surfing the waves to the
beach, lying on the boards.
was filmed in 1926 or 1927, a period of quiet activity for the
Army Cinematographic Service, created in 1917 to record the
participation of Portuguese troops in WWI. The
name of the director or cameraman are not known. The
detail in the film was detected by writer José Carlos Soares,
a native of Leça, who relayed the information to UP magazine. The
film was on public display at the Museum of Contemporary Art
of Serralves in a parallel program to the exhibition Álvaro
Siza. Expose – Museums and Spaces in 2005, and during the
program Cinema in the Pilgrimage, inserted in the festivities
of the city of Matosinhos in 2011, at the Town Hall
auditorium." 1928 Honolulu 1928
wakiki 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gF6kF4Dq6I
treeleaf8 on 31 Jan 2011. My relative
had this old film in his basement. Arthur Goodwin must have
spliced his own footage in with a professional film. He went
in March 1928. One of the buildings shown was built in 1927. I
split the film into two for uploading.
Part 1 of four postings of Arthur Goodwin's tour of the Hawaiian
Islands in 1927
Honolulu 1928 wakiki 2, Part 3: Honolulu March 1928, Part
4: Kuaui 1928.
original footage appears to be from 03:51 to 06:16.
The first four
and last five and a half minutes is directly lifted from Hawaii,
edited by Eugene W. Castle (1938).
Hawaii 1938 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0NlyGOr3tQ
After languid. peaceful days on sapphire seas - Hawaii (Castle
00:01 Ocean liner
00:18 Arrival at
00:26 Title: A
typical welcome , with Proverbial Ginger -- Blossom Leis
00:35 The female
tourists receive/purchase leis.
(mountain?) views of Honolulu.
(rooftop?) views of Honolulu.
01:54 Title: A
noted landmark Aloha Tower
01:59 Aloha Tower
02:10 Title: The
Old Palace Monument to Royalty of other days
02:22 The Old
hotel, shot from the water?
03:00 Title: The
Statue of King Kamehameha Stands before the Court House
03:11 The Statue
of King Kamehameha.
03:30 Title: Duke
Kahanamoku, the islands' ambassador of good will.
Kahanamoku in white shirt, dark tie and hat. (Castle 02:27)
(Goodwin?) clay-shooting aboard liner.
boats in harbour.
04:53 Visit to
(Dole?) pineapple factory
06:01 Indoor (?)
hula performance by Goodwin
06:16 Title: The
Hula-Hula danced to the rhythm of soft guitars.(Castle, 04:21)
hula performance with grass hut and surfboard proped against
tree in background.
timber board shoulder carry to water.
Surfboard riding - the first sport of Hawaii.
08:09 Canoe and
surfboard riding, Diamond Head in background.
08:50 Title: Over
the sea in native canoes.
09:32 Duke and
three others on his Australian surfski with an attempted tandem
10:28 Title: The
sun and trade winds are ever gentle here,
Laminated timber board shoulder from water.
Expert surf riders defy the high running sea.
11:54 Duke and
double tandem lift successful.
Paradise in Mid-Pacific. (Castle, 08:35) 1928 Honolulu 1928
wakiki 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-qmnyTFm4
treeleaf8 on 31 Jan 2011 No description
Part 2 of Arthur Goodwin's home movies.
content of some of the titles suggests that these were prepared
by Goodwin himself.
The first minute
is the final sequences from Hawaii, edited by
Eugene W. Castle (1938).
Paradise in Mid-Pacific. (Castle, 08:35)
00:08 Scenes in
and around Honolulu
performance with laminated timber surfboard and grass hut in the
through palm trees (Castle 09:29).
00:59 Bathing at
01:17 Title: Art
dives in from the beach.
Goodwin dives in from the beach, Moana Pier in the background.
Caroline floats like Ivory Soap
Goodwin bathing at Waikiki.
Behold the fisherman!
02:07 A native
fisherman casts and retrieves his net on a rocky shore.
02:59 Title: A
catch of silvery mullet!
fisherman, and two naked boys, collect the catch.
03:20 Title: At
night with torch and spear
03:49 Title: The
Black Sands of Kalapana.
03:52 Two naked
boys play in the shorebreak at Kalapana.
04:20 Title: This
way for coconuts
04:58 Title: Off
with the outer husk
05:02 Young male
in swimsuit, watched by a young lady also in a swimsuit, removes
outer fibre from a coconut.
05:24 Young male
removes coconut fibre using his teeth.
05:46 Title: Coco
milk and coco meat
05:50 The shell
is broken on a rock and the milk is drunk and the flesh eaten by
06:36 Title: "A
nut, a cup of coco milk and thou - -"
couple embrace by lagoon 1928 Honolulu March
1928 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upCx_3rMttc Arthur,
Caroline, Ben and Luana Goodwin visit Honolulu in 1928. Film
of surfers and canoers at Wikiki (sic).
Part 3 of Arthur Goodwin's home movies, possibly spliced with
sections from professional footage.
content of some of these titles suggests that these were
prepared by Goodwin himself.
00:00 Title: Our
Trip to Hawaii 1928
Diamond Head and Honolulu
Diamond Head and
coastal views from an approching liner.
Friends greet us on arrival
sign reads Matson Line - Honolulu to San Franciso - South
Seas and Australia
01:00: Title: And
decorate us with Leis
01:05 The ladies
of Goodwin's party, wearing leis, walk along the Moana Pier
(removed in 1930), which features throughout the film.
canoe, five crew, surfing waves.
launch of large outrigger canoe with Moana Pier in the
outrigger canoe surfing wave - shot from the end of
the pier (?) towards the east.
outrigger canoe, nine crew and black and white dog, paddles
riders, in the shorebreak west of Moana Pier.
standing on one leg, ride onto the sand, beginner's (striped
riding, some tandem.
06:46 Title: How
it looks from a canoe.
06:49 Canoe and
surfboard riding, Diamond Head in background.( ?)
riders, in the shorebreak west of Moana Pier, standing surfboard
09:04 Title: The
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
09:29 Title: Joe,
a Beach Boy, serenades us (with ukelele).
09:51 Title "The
Beach at Waikiki."
10:02 Beach boy,
in Hawk Shaw Surf Rider swim suit, making palm frong
surfboard beach launch with hop and dive.
11:15 Joe plays
ukelele behind his head (a la Jimi Hendrix, c1968).
shorebreak Kuaui 1928 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc-3zmepMSA&list=UUnbPBVcQIDJjvqON0X10p-Q&index Arthur,
Caroline, Ben and Launa and friends travel to Hawaii in 1928.
Silent black and white film. I projected in onto my wall and
videotaped it. Volcano is from Island of Hawaii.
Let me know if other things aren't from Kuaui.
Arthur consulted around on the world on Farmer's Markets. His
uncles also sold sugar at the Pike Place Market.
I imagine he was in Hawaii for one or both of those reasons.
Part 4 of Arthur Goodwin's home movies, possibly spliced
with sections from professional footage.
footage (06:06 to 11:27) is from Hawaii, edited
by Eugene W. Castle (1938).
Kauai - The Garden Island of Hawaii
02:52 Title: The
famous Barking Sands that growl when agitated (Kauai)
04:06 Title: The
Spouting Horn (A blowhole on Kauai)
04:55 Sugar cane
Kileau - world's largest active volcano (Castle 03:30, Kileau
Volcano is on Hawaii, the big island).
at night, grumbling, like an angy giant (Castle 03:47).
11:27 Title: The
Ti plant from which is Okolehau is made (Okolehau is a fermented
Grimshaw and Family (Honolulu?)
12:06 Aala Market
12:33 Title: We
12:35 Harbour and
cityscape (return to San Francisco?)
13:18 Title: On
Into the Night
canoe at night with a flare.
1928 A Day at the Beach 1928 - Biarritz France 1920s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJNjKvCP8UY Time travel back to roaring 20s
Biarritz in France on a September day in 1928. Dug up from the dark web by Ian “Hercule
Poirot” Lording, 12 November 2021, who added: “Hardly
Teams of lifeguards ready
their wooden boats on shore. One lifeguard is shown in close-up wearing a life jacket
and swimming cap. The boats are pushed out to the surf while spectators
watch from the beach. The teams of five row in their boats, one of them
standing on the end as a rudder, as they move further out into
wild surf. Some of the boats get more buffeted than others.
Several early tucked-stern surfboats compete to get out
though large surf at Bondi Beach.
surfing near Newquay in 1930 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2JLcPny6u4 Lewis
Rosenberg was a young man from London who, like thousands of
others in the 1920s, travelled to Newquay by train with his
friends for the summer holidays. In 1929 he and his mates
spent a week at Holywell Bay.
Mostly prone riding on large solid wood boards, some on-board
Britain in 1929
A shame that this
video is incorrectly captioned. The man being interviewed is
Harry Rochlin, not Lewis Rosenberg, my? father. Also, as dorlec1
says, it's Holywell Bay, not Newquay, where they surfed.
- Pete Robinson:
The Surf Blurb 5 Dec 2011 1929 Indoor
Surfers! 1929 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/indoor-surfers/query/surfing
British Pathe: Title: This is the new kind of
swimming bath that is becoming the rage of Germany. M/S of an amazing
looking indoor swimming pool. There are large advertising posters around the walls and a
balcony for spectators. Lots of people are in the pool and hanging around the
edges. M/S of the edge of the..." 1929 Mickey Mouse - Wild Waves 1929 HD (colorized) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrOoWps0ac Mickey rescues Minnie from drowning, then plays music with
various beach animals.
He scat-sings to "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep." 1930 Arthur and
Kate Tode (Kahop), Honolulu (1930) http://archive.org/details/upenn-f16-0497_1930_Honolulu This movie is
part of the collection: University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology Films Producer:
Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop) Audio/Visual:
silent, b&w. Shotlist Reel
No. 36 Travelogue
footage, no titles possibly outtakes from f16-0496 Distant
shots of ocean liners Harbor Honolulu
Iron Works Young
Hawaiian man on surfboard, paddling Hotel
on beach front Beach
front from the water Kate
[?] and her father or father in law, in swimsuits, two people
goofing in swimsuits Surfing,
mostly soft focus Kate,
MWS paddling on a surfboard Another
wide shot of the same fancy hotel on the beachfront Surfing,
and outrigger canoe, paddled by Hawaiians, with tourists on
more shots of outrigger canoes.
Tode (1894-1966), and Kate Eisig Tode (1905-1990), who
christened their films with the combined nickname "Kahop" (Kate
+"Hop") were great 20th century travelers and avid film amateurs
who documented their journeys, and edited them with inter-titles
perhaps to be shown at parties or meetings of their clubs.
travelogues begin with their honeymoon in the 1920's.
In the years that
followed they traveled by sea, air, and automobile across the
United States and around the world, with a 16mm camera in hand.
Actually, there were two 16mm cameras in the family, as you can
see Kate filming in some of Arthur's films, so the authorship of
individual films is likely mixed.
The Todes were
early members of the Circumnavigators Club, and traveled the
entire globe by longitude- one of the requirements for
membership of the club- at least twice.
Arthur, a Chief
Engineer and Lieutenant in the Navy in WW I, was the founder of
the Propeller Club of New York in 1923, and both the Todes
served as officers of the club, created to advocate for the role
of the Merchant Marines and marine commerce in general.
The films that
they made depict countries that in some cases have changed
completely, been renamed, or redrawn, and much of the material
culture and cultural practices are now utterly transformed.
Kate Tode donated
the films to the University of Pennsylvania Museum shortly after
Arthur's death, before she moved to Australia, around 1979.
Arthur Tode's personal papers can be found at the Stephen B.
Luce SUNY Maritime College Library.
contributions of the Todes include establishment of an Aquarium
at U.C. San Diego.
death, Kate continued being active in environmental and natural
world concerns in her adopted country of Australia, where there
is still a park named in her honor.
films in the Tode's Penn collection are 16mm black and white
diacetate reversal, and are the best preserved of the Tode
- http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsnLPcXMHBKP0J_GEW85Zb0YRCl_wNkbG 1930 On The Waves
At Waikiki - Vintage Hawaii Surfing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrrGWESdHZY&feature A look back at
the golden years of 1930s surfing Waikiki Beach. Night
Hawk, the original Waikiki beachboy surfing dog is
Nighthawk's owner and fellow surfer was Philip Auna.
film was made between Feb. 1927 (when the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
opened) and April 1930 (when the Moana Hotel pier was
Baby' is from a few years later, from the Laurel & Hardy
film 'Sons of the Desert' (1934).
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden: The Surf Blurb 19 Dec 2011
All the surfing shots are taken from an
outrigger canoe, riding on the same wave.
The title cards
have an illustration of a surfboard rider.
Travellettes - On the Waves at Waikiki - Surfboarding - Hawaii -
The Queen of Sports.
00:14 Moana Hotel
00:18 Title: A
symphony of sun and sea an comfort.
00:29 Title: The
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Waikiki Beach ... the mecca for all tourists.
00:56 Title: All
Hawaii takes to the waves.
Surfboard water polo.
Thrills and spills! Surf-boarding ... the most picturesque of
01:33 Solid wood
boards ridden at Waikiki, shot from a surfing canoe.
Stunts like this take nerve.
02:22 Male and
female tandem ride.
02:37 Title: And
now ... introducing "Night Hawk" .. eager for the sport.
02:41 Philip Auna
and his dog, Night Hawk, enter the surf.
Aqua-planing a la surf-board.
02:58 Philip Auna
and Night Hawk towed behind a speedboat or saiboat (?).
03:16 Philip Auna
and Night Hawk, who consistently hangs eight.
Majestic Diamond Head, an extinct volcano, graces the horizon.
04:25 Title: He
04:27 Auna falls
off, leaving Night Hawk to ride the wave by himself.
04:48 Title: End
(written in the sand, washed clean by a wave). 1930 Waikiki -
Traditional Hawaiian Surfing & native Life 1920s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO9OA3dqUew Surfing from
the 1920s that dispel the myth of turning using you feet.
Turning is done with the touch of the hand on the water and
the the leg is dragged to make a complete re-direction of the
board. Another misinterpretation of our Hawaiian practice that
comes to an end.
- Trunk It footage. 1931 DUKE
KAHANAMOKU surfing with DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS 1931 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdhE1JVbisc Duke and
Douglas catching waves.
01:44 Duke is towed on his board behind an outrigger canoe, Duke
rides several himself.and on one he stabilises the tail of the
board for Fairbanks to ride the wave.
The board is
long, wide and very thick, possibly balsa? imdb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021621/ Around the
World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)
- Documentary - 12 December 1931 (USA)
Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming
Writer: Robert E.
Fairbanks, Victor Fleming and Duke Kahanamoku
Also Known As: Around
the World in 80 Minutes. Water
Sportites 1931 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/water-sportites/
Canoe and board
surfing at Waikiki.
Riding on the outriggers of Waikiki in Hawaii is the sport
featured in this story. M/S of men rowing a strange looking boat out to sea. We then see them surfing the waves. M/S of two of these surfing boats. Shot from on board the boat of men rowing away from a
breaker. C/Us of the rowers. "You've heard of riders of the storm - here are riders of
the surf - " Action shots of surfers. Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 689.
- Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
1931 Surf Dancing
British Pathe M/S of a woman doing some crazy
dancing on a surfboard as she rides a wave. Pretty impressive! "Any way you like - Eve
doesn't mind!" M/S of woman riding on
the shoulders of a man who is riding a surfboard...." 1931 Charlie Chan
~The Black Camel, Warner Oland ~ Bela Lugosi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZZOTEi5NKo The Black
Camel (1931) The earliest surviving of the Charlie Chan films
(there were two silents and two other talkies between 1926 and
1931, which have since been lost to studio fires) stars Warner
Oland as the inscrutable sleuth, who investigates the murder
of a young actress in Honolulu and finds there's a connection
with an unsolved murder from a few years before and an
enigmatic psychic, Tarneverro (Bela Lugosi), who may know more
than he's letting on.
sequence has one wave at Waikiki with surfboard riders.
Travellettes: On the Waves at Waikiki (1930),
The opening scene
is the making of a film on a beach (Waikiki?).
notes are complied from:
Charlie Chan -
The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendevous
with American History.
W.W. Norton and
500 Fifth Avenue,
New York, N.Y. 10110, 2010.
initial success as a writer, Charlie Chan's author Earl
Derr Biggers (1884-1933) arrived in Honolulu in April
1920, staying at a hotel run by Mrs. La Vancha Gray, the
area is still called Gray's Beach (?).
On the beachfront
at Waikiki he began a novel, eventually published as The
House Without a Key.
inspired both the book's title and the plot.
"When he first
checked in, Biggers asked for the key to the cottage. "What
key?" retorted Mrs. Gray. In those days, no one in Waikiki would
lock their doors. That brief exchange- culture shock for a
Bostonian- would eventually inspire the title of the first Chan
book." - page 110.
"An idea suddenly
dawned: he could write a novel in which the killer swims ashore
from a ship docked beyond the harbor, commits the murder, and
then swims back to the ship, allowing himself a perfect alibi."
- page 111.
after his return to the mainland, Biggers wrote to his editor,
Laurence Chambers, with a list of some of the potential
characters for the novel.
It included "a
champion Hawaiian swimmer" (page 112), no doubt a reference to
In 1924 Bigger's
introduced the Charlie Chan chartacter into the novel, based
loosley on Chang Apana (c1871-1933), a detective on the Honolulu
Apana was born of
Chinese descent in c1871 at Waipo, east of Honolulu, but three
years later the family relocated to Canton, China.
He returned in
1881 with his uncle where his acquired skill with horses on the
Parker Ranch (Waimea, Hawaii) procured a position as a stableman
with the Wider family in Honolulu.
In 1897 Apana was
appointed Honolulu's official animal case investigator, as a
result of Helen Kinau Wilder's campaign against animal cruelty.
This led to an
appointment as the only Chinese member of a recently expanded
police force (encouraged by Hawaii's annexation by the U.S.) in
In a long and
successful career, Apana was particually useful in dealing with
the Chinese community.
"One year (early
1910s), just as the islands were preparing for the big
Independence Day celebration, a popular mainland girl named
Frances Ash was reported missing from Waikiki Beach. "The news
of the disappearance reached the police station early in the
morning," read the front-page article in the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin, "and Chief of Detectives Arthur McDuffie,
together with his aides, John Kellett and Apana, came out
in a high-powered machine. "They searched , every hotel room
along the beachfront and sent a team of lifeguards, including
the brother (sic, there were several) of famed surfer Duke
Kahanamoku, into the water with canoes and surfboards to look
for the girl. The search went on for days, but no trace of Miss
Ash was ever found.'' - page 75.
Without a Key was published (and serialised
in the Saturday Evening Post ) in 1925 and filmed
in 1926 (now lost).
imdb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021668/ The Black
Derr Biggers (novel), Barry Conners, and 3 more credits.
Oland, Sally Eilers and Bela Lugosi
Also Known As: Charlie
Chan in the Black Camel
locations: Honolulu, Punchbowl Hill, Royal Hawaiian Hotel (2259
Kalakava Avenue, Honolulu), Waikiki Beach, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA.
Wilkie Ballou: Your
theory's full of holes. It won't hold water!
Charlie Chan: Sponge
full of holes. Sponge holds water. 1931 Surfing Behind a BLIMP 1931 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfvNHJp02cQ Featuring
Elmer Peck and the Good Year Blimp circa 1930, probably
promotional footage for the tyre company.
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden: The Surf Blurb 30 Jan 2012
Peck is likely the surfboard rider being towed by a speedboat in
black and white footage included in MacGillivray and Freeman: The
Sunshine Sea (1973). 1932 Blimp Water
Skiing - The New Sport of 1932 [HD] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w_J2MQmn8Y Zeppelin Water
Skiing! - The New Sport of 1932, taken from the British Pathe
reel "A Risky Ride" - watch the full-length reel for free
sport is called Aquaplaning but with the novel addition of
being towed by an aircraft instead of a boat.
Call Of The Surf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD8D9-v9_Yc NFSA title: 13240. From the National Collection. Directed by Jack Fletcher 1932. Shot famous Bondi Beach the film reflects on the
prominence of beach culture in Australia. It includes demonstrations of surf lifesaving and
carnivals as well as recreational pastimes such as body
surfing, or "body shooting" as it is referred to here,
rubber surf mats and early wooden surf boards with
reference to their Hawaiian origins. Another unusual pastime is that of "duck diving"
where the the participant hurls themselves on the hard,
wet sand and slides along on their stomach.
Initially shot from the north side of the
North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club on a hot westerly (offshore)
day, the camera pans from Queenscliff in the north (left), past a
large group of body surfers in four foot surf between the flags at
North Steyne, and on to South Steyne with St. Patrick's Seminary
prominent in the distance, with a brief return to the north.
The relatively small number of people on the
beach may indicate it was a week-day.
At 00:35 the scene shifts to three surfboard
riders on solid redwood boards at the south corner of Manly Beach
In what look like three cuts, but what is
probably Farey briefly "pausing" the camera, two riders take-off
on a plus-three foot wave and slide left (right for the observer)
towards the point.
On take-off, the inside rider (observer left) is
riding prone, covered by the foam, the outside rider, a goofy foot
(right foot forward), rides standing.
The prone rider recovers control and stands,
left foot forward, and both ride a considerable distance into the
While these two are seen paddling back out, a third rider has a
similar, but shorter, ride.
Another goofy-foot, this
rider may be wearing a white bathing
cap, which could suggest that they are female. 1933 "Sailing,
Sailing Over The Bounding Main" 1933 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sailing-sailing-over-the-bounding-main/
where the surf boats push off into the breakers" M/S of a surf
boat being lifted into the sea.
A team of five then row the boat out to sea. There is at least
one woman as part of the crew I think. "Some
like the surf-boards" Very fast moving footage of men surfing
with the surf.
Canoe and board surfing at Waikiki, some riders wearing white
pants and shirts (?)
One rider wears a
1933 Round The
World No. 12 With The Pictorial… 1933 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/round-the-world-no-12-with-the-pictorial-cameraman/ Cute little
film with lovely Hawaiian music. Various shots of Hawaiian hotels, American sailors in
uniform on the beach, swimmers on the beach etc. Then some great shots of surfers shot from alongside as
they ride the waves. One guy is particularly flash, dancing and doing some
probably shot in conjunction with visiting US ships ,seen
offshore and sailors at the beach in uniform. 1934 South Seas and
Oriental Cruise 1934 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uaYOkaI01Q Home movies of
a trip in 1934 through the South Seas with stops in American
Samoa, the Fiji Islands, Australia, New Guinea, Bali, Java and
No Hawaii. 1935 my great uncle
tom quinn surfing in waikiki 1935 with some friends and a dog! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA_rH0dad2Q classic clip
of my great uncle surfing with a bunch of friends and a dog,
tom is on the far right of the screen when the clip starts.
this vintage clip was in the show modern marvels extreme
sports gadgets, on the history channel. 1935 Surf's up, Newquay, 1935. facebook.com/BritishFilmInstitute/videos/1660210707354415 Surf's up on the shore of Newquay in 1935. Holidaymakers grab their boards and hit the waves of
Britain's surfing capital.
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, 26 June 2017.
arrives by ship and is greeted by members of the
Outrigger Canoe Club, (including Sally Hale ?).
does not go surfing.
meeting with Duke, recorded by a widely published still
photograph, is not included in the footage
This amateur film, which has been edited
semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to
orientate the viewer, consists of footage shot in the third
part of the BMA's World Tour as they travel onwards.
06:32 Native people are seen surfing on long wooden boards and
boys dive from a jetty. 1936 Hawaii 1936 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73i7BQ_mEQ HAWAII
05:04:44 Coast line of Oahu from ocean (photo)
Head from ocean
wearing leis on beach of Honolulu with Royal Hawaiian Hotel
across bay in background
Departure of cruise liner from Honolulu
climbing up side of Liner as it is departing
05:06:09 Tug boat
and boys diving
liner departing harbor
of Oahu (various) including shoreline." 1936 Surf Riding - Surfing in Australia 1936 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeX_S7mG6IE
British Movietone: Close shots of surfing with canoes,
Surfboards, canoes, surfski and surfoplanes at Bondi Beach. 1937 David at
Punaluu / Hawaii 1937 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30QCSWl8Kas
CurtCowanVideo on 28 Dec 2010 This is from a
home movie taken by my great uncle in 1937 on a Hawaii
Kuhao Zane commented:
posting this. I've so enjoyed watching it and sharing it with my
This was my grandfather, but reminds me so much of my dad! He
loved to "ham" it up? too.
Check out my website for more pics of my family. http://www.carolekaapu.org/friends-and-pictures/family-pictures/
Kuhao Zane posted
to http://damontucker.com That was David
Kaapu of Punaluu Oahu he was a lawyer back in the day but
their ohana was brought up like that cause the father refused
modern amenities so they lived in hale pili but they were
There were two men from Punaluu like that him and Tommy
Kanakaole’s father but they did not live off the grid like the
Kaapu’s but they did do the malo thing.
So to me that’s admirable to be able to bring up your kids
like that and still have kids who are lawyers doctors
It was not all fun and games they were the butt end of jokes
and ridicule cause they did not conform.
David Kaapu is
shown replicating the ways of the ancient Hawaiians, principally
David at Punalluu
The text is over
an image of David standing outside his grass hut with a
surfboard leaning on the wall at left.
David at seashore.
00:30 Casting of
collected by hand.
harvested from net onshore.
00:59 David bites
the head off a fish.
01:05 Octopus on
eaten, a timber frame house under construction in the
collected from a lagoon.
presented. 1937 At Home with
Doris Duke: Selections from her personal home movies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bH94cEXq4M Footage from
the Doris Duke Foundation Historical Archives. This collection
is housed at Duke University Libraries' Rare Book, Manuscript,
and Special Collections Library (
http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/ ). The
home movies are part of the exhibit "Philanthropist,
Environmentalist, Collector: Doris Duke and Her Estates,"
curated by Mary Samouelian and Molly Bragg at Duke University
Libraries' Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
See the online exhibit at: http://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/dorisduke
Honolulu, HI, 1937, Getting to know the local customs
Doris and the Kahanamoku family
Disney Treasures - Hawaiian Holiday (1937) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdIaEQCUVbk Mickey,
Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto relax in sunny Hawaii
in this classic 1937 cartoon.
Colvig - Goofy and Pluto (voice)
Disney - Mickey Mouse (voice)
Garner - Minnie Mouse (voice)
Nash - Donald Duck (voice)
"Aloha Oe" (uncredited) Written by Queen
Date: 24 September 1937 (USA)
Joel T Smith noted in December 2013:
"Goofy doesn’t quite get it together until about the 7:45
but please note that he is actually a SWITCH FOOT."
1938 Surfing Corona
del Mar 1938 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSnZrLt8WYc&NR=1 Before the
jetties were built at the entrance to Newport Harbor, the surf
in front of Corona Del Mar was pretty good. The area was known as the 'Waikiki of the west coast'. The Balboa side jetty was built using a railroad to bring
in rocks from inland, and is under construction when this film
was made. The CDM side jetty was constructed a few years later
using rocks barged over from Catalina Island. 1938 Hawaii 1938 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0NlyGOr3tQ A tour of
Hawaii, its beaches, volcanoes, and people in 1938.
Comments by hebneh: Castle Films
(like this one) were sold mostly? for individuals to show at
home. Amateur film projectors of that time were nearly all
silent, since sound film technology then was expensive - so
this film has no soundtrack.
was a home-movie distributor founded in California by former
newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle (1897–1960) in 1924. The
company originally produced business and advertising films.
By 1931 it had moved its principal office to New York City.
In 1937, Castle branched out into 8 mm and 16 mm home
movies, buying newsreel footage and old theatrical films for
Eugene W. Castle (editor): Hawaii
edited by Eugene W. Castle
After languid. peaceful days on sapphire seas - Hawaii.
00:11 Ocean liner
00:22 Arrival at
00:25 Title: A
typical welcome , with Proverbial Ginger -- Blossom Leis
00:29 The female
tourists receive/purchase leis.
(mountain?) views of Honolulu.
(rooftop?) views of Honolulu.
01:30 Title: A
noted landmark Aloha Tower
01:34 Aloha Tower
01:40 Title: The
Old Palace Monument to Royalty of other days
01:45 The Old
hotel, shot from the water.
02:05 Title: The
Statue of King Kamehameha Stands before the Court House
02:15 The Statue
of King Kamehameha.
02:23 Title: Duke
Kahanamoku, the islands' ambassador of good will.
Kahanamoku in white shirt, dark tie and hat.
Exotic Flowers or rare perfume
trees shot from elevated hotel balcony.
climbs coconut palm tree.
03:24 Native with
Kileau - world's largest active volcano (Kileau Volcano is on
Hawaii, the big island)
03:33 Views of
at night, grumbling, like an angy giant
04:21 Title: The
Hula-Hula danced to the rhythm of soft guitars.
hula performance with grass hut and laminated timber surfboard
standing against a palm tree in background.
Famous Waikiki Beach and towering Diamond Head
05: 20 Waikiki
timber board shoulder carry
riding - First sport of Hawaii
Surfing on laminated and hollow timber boards, canoes and
06:18 Title: Over
the seas in native canoes
launch, possibly Outrigger Canoe Club member, Sally Hale, in
Kahanamoku on his Australian surfski with two females and
paddles while standing, the other male kicking at the rear and
the crew attempt a tandem lift while riding.
07:14 Title: The
sun and trade winds are ever gentle here
timber board shoulder carried from water.
07:51 Expert surf
riders defy the high running sea
riding, canoes and water shots.
08:08 Duke and
crew execute a successful tandem lift on the surfski
08:20 A surfer
jumps onto another's board and they ride tandem.
Paradise in Mid-Pacific
08:38 Scenes of
beach and coconut groves.
departs from whalf.
08:56 Title: "Til
we meet again, aloha oe."
departs from whalf.
including outdoor hula performance (repeat of 05:10)
wave goodbye to Diamond Head.
09:40 Title: The
Appears to not be
the same, but similar, to some footage in the Trunk It
DVD. . 1938 Pacific
Palisades (via Linda Benson) http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=FPGK9qevOH8 A sequence
titled Water Babies Slam Slippers, Srtike Permanent
Motors Division, General Motors Sales Corporation presents
The Leader News. Handy (Jam) Organization, (1938).
Paddle board cove
at Palos Verdes circa1938.
hollow timber boards.
Male and female
purposes the female riders are featured in close ups.
Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 1) (1938) http://www.archive.org/details/Chevrole1938
newsreel sponsored by General Motors: Automobile driving along
coastline, men and women surfing; Supply truck driving through
desert (Death Valley) to remote campsite; Man lying on
railroad tracks (photographing trains from odd angles),
developing photographs in trunk of car; Police using paint
guns to measure automobile's braking distance; Family with pet
California (sic): LS 3 automobiles driving along winding road
(at base of oceanfront mountain). MS above automobile (leaving
dusty trail). Several women (wearing swimsuits) getting out of
car (parked on beach; surfboards strapped to roof); women
removing surfboards. Men and women (carrying surfboards)
running toward ocean. VS several men and women paddling
surfboards; riding waves; man surfing while standing on head;
falling from surfboard. CU 4 women (wearing swimsuits) waving
Noted by Jack
Jorgensen, The Surf Blurb 3 Jan 2012 1938 Surf Racing -
U.S.A. 1938 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surf-racing-u-s-a/query/surfing Title "Surf
race. Paddling 35 miles through the sea." Santa Catalina
to Santa Monica. America (USA). M/S
as the men pick up their surfboards on the beach and run into
the sea, they paddle with their hands and lay on their boards.
C/U of actor Lee Tracy turning the wheel...the winner is
handed a duck which wriggles about. 1939
Duke Kahanamoku Surfing 1939 COLOR Stand Up Paddleboard SUP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPnM4ymNj3o This is some RARE footage of Duke surfing his paddle board at
Waikiki Beach along with an outrigger flipping over and more
Duke riding his Australian surf-ski, see Hawaii
1938, above. 1939 Honolulu Bound
AKA Australian Surf Team… 1939 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/honolulu-bound-aka-australian-surf-team-leave-for/ Full titles
read: "HONOLULU BOUND"L/S's of the Australian lifeguards in
training on the beach. L/S's of the men running along the
beach and into the sea carrying surf boards. L/S's of the men
rowing hard in a large rowing boat. The commentator says that
the men are off to compete in a surf..
Members of the
Australian team to the Pacific Games in Honolulu in 1939
demontrate belt and reel, surfboard paddling and rowing a clinker
surfboat at Balmoral, inside Sydney Heads.1939 San Francisco
and Hawaiian Islands: 1939 Trip around the World (Part 1 of
10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUclQwuEpFw Part 1
features scenes of San Francisco, California, including the
Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz, followed by the Hawaiian Islands,
including dancing at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial and
the Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor.
Black and white amateur footage.
00:02 Title: My
Trip Around the World, May 15 1939 - September 4 1939 by Evelyn
display - grass hut and surfboard proped against tree in
background. 1939 HULA SURFING
Hula Girls on
surf boards in a swimming pool (California?)
1930s-1940s 1930s VINTAGE HAWAII &
SURFING MOVIE WAIKIKI BEACH HONOLULU 44874 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOj1I9KO4X4
PeriscopeFilm, published on Aug 22, 2016. Produced by Frederic Ullman, Jr., for
Pictorial Films in the early 1940s, this short
“Sportreel” black-and-white film is titled “Riding the
Crest” and takes it viewer to Honolulu, Hawaii.
At mark 02:20, the narrator explains one of the
island’s most popular sports: body surfing. (The title
itself is a reference to surfing and the ability to
successfully ride the crest of a wave.) The narrator
explains the “how to” basics of surfing as we see
scenes of novice and expert surfers out in the ocean.
The viewer is also introduced to surfboarding starting
at mark 03:04, in which the brave hearted are said to
ride a “streamlined ironing board” as men are shown
heading out to the Pacific Ocean and the narrator
again explains the basics.
Scenes of outrigger canoes follow, and at mark 05:44,
the viewer is returned to surfboarding as we see a
bikini-clad novice surfer practicing her balancing
techniques on dry land, followed by more scenes of
experienced surfers riding the waves.
As the sun sets at mark 08:34, the narrator reminds
the viewer that “so long as there is a surf on the
island, there will be sport … and sportsmen to ride
RKO-Pathe Sportscopes, produced by Frederic Ullman,
Jr., were released through RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
... practising her balancing
techniques on dry land ...
Early Days of
Surfing in Manhattan Beach 1930s? Manhattan
Beach, California: Hollow and laminate boards, body surfing, an
American canoe, and beach scenes.
The hollow (Blake) and laminate (Swastika)
boards suggest it was filmed possibly from the mid to
Shot at several locations, apparently by a skilled cameraman and surfer,
considering the water footage possibly shot from a canoe.
The film was probably compiled over a number of summers.
Jim Shelton has identified Ron Drummond in
his canoe at Dana Point and Lorrin Harrison strumming the ukulele
at San Onofre.
In 1931 Drummond
self-published a 26 page manual on body surfing, titled The
Art of Wave Riding, and lead the resistance to the loss of Killer
Noted by Jeremy
Lemarie(editor) Surf Blurb, 15 April
In the next Surf Blurb, Bruce Laserna detailed several locations in addition to just Manhattan Beach.
He also argued that the film appears to be
the late 1920’s to mid 1930’s, from the
looks of the boards and “bathing costumes”.
Bruce recalled elderly locals claiming that, prior to the extensionof the San
Pedro Breakwall, Long Beach had good surf and an active Long Beach
Surf Club; or perhaps the Manhattan Beach Surf Club, see
00:00 Three surfers and long hollow surfboards at Manhattan Beach Pier.
Beach Surfing Club sweater
00:11 Surfing at Manhattan
Beach Pier, mostly on hollow boards but some laminates.
00:57 Gymnastics, definitely Manhattan/Hermosa.
01:07 Tandem body surfing
01:17 Amusement pier the background, might be the Long
Beach Amusement Park, or Pike.
01:30 Surfers and surfboards in a star pattern, some with
a stub keel fin.
02:00 Paddle out, most kneel paddling.
02:50 Surfing, based on the
angle of the short length of the pier, Bruce Laserna guessed that the location is neighboring Seal Beach Pier before
the power plant.
03: 21 Beach scenes
03:44 Bodysurfers and one
small-board prone rider, with oil towers in the
background, appears to be at Long Beach, before the
breakwall was extended from San Pedro to Long Beach.
04:14 Coastal scenes
04:18 Surfing, San Onofre?
04:38 Overhead shot of the parking area- looks
to be San Onofre
04:57 Group leap from the concrete pier with small
surfboards (looks to be Huntington Beach).
05:52 Mixed surfing
06:25 Coastal scenes
surfer, Ron Drummond.
08:16 Surf at Dana
Dana) before the boat harbor.
11.20 Canoe surfer, Ron Drummond.
11:56 Water shots, from another canoe?
14:02 Male-female tandem surfers, the female appears to be
wearing a two-piece swimsuit which suggests late 1930s
15:42 San Onofre surfers in palm frond hats, a surfer
luau? 15:58 Lorrin Harrison playing ukulele.
16:06 Car-park breakfast
Point was named after Richard Dana, a once famous
surf break that vanished in the early 1960s, see Killer
Dana. Dana Point was
the home of Hobie's first retail shop (1954),
Severson's Surfer Magazine (1960), and
where Bruce Brown produced Endless Summer.
No surfing - the
sequence shows the production of a advertisement for pineapple
juice in a fim studio with the male and female models standing
on a laminated timber board fixed in front of a wave backdrop.
is a 1940 comedy film directed by Hal Roach and starring Adolphe
Menjou, Carole Landis and John Hubbard.
Based on the 1931
novel of the same name by Thorne Smith c1940 Surf Pioneers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ--ZiwgRRg
Surf Life Saving
Newsreel footage, Australia.
Boards, boats and
skis, circa 1940s. (before tuck-stern boats) 1940 Beachobatics -
Sydney in the 1930s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzptXcBRsSs Photographs by
George Caddy, hundreds of which were found in 2007, giving
insight into Sydney beach culture and urban life ca. 1930s.
Song is Bye Bye Pride by the Go-Betweens, from their 1987
00:56M/S of lifesavers on a beach, posing
with their new kind of surfboards. 00:58M/S
of the men trying out their boards on the sea, lying
on the board and paddling along. 01:02 One lifeguard
is sitting on his board on the beach when he is
alerted to an emergency. 01:07He
paddles out to a person in difficulties in the sea,
beating a man in a rowing boat to the scene. (Location
of events unknown.) 01:31 Next Item
The lifeguard is certainly Tom Blake, inventor of
the hollow board and an active promoter of his designs,
and the location probably Waikiki.
Surf Men - In Palestine 1942 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/australian-surf-men-in-palestine/
"AUSTRALIAN SURF MEN - IN PALESTINE". Bondi
Beach, Sydney, Australia. High
angle shot shows men marching towards the sea on Bondi Beach
in a 1939 lifeguard display. Then:"Gaza,
then see various shots of Australian soldiers putting on a
soldiers present a march past and reel event on the beach in
Surfing On Manley Beach AKA Call Of The… 1945 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing-on-manley-beach-aka-call-of-the-surf/ Various shots
of people gathered on Manley beach, M/S barbed wire in
background. Various shots people gathered on the packed beach and in
the sea. M/S man surfing. Various shots of Bondi beach. M/S two children.
first part, including the surfboard and surf skji riding is shot
section with the surfboards may be at Manly. 1946
Surf Season - Australia 1946 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8WbITV70P4
British Movietone:The heavy surf on Australian beaches
gives sport for both boards and boats. Surf boats battle against seas, rowing to turning point,
jagged rocks of Shark Island, round rocks and racing for the
beach. Several get swamped, winner reaches beach. At Marouba, marchpast on beach, lifesavers, etc. Cut-ins of crowds watching marchpast. Shots of Lord Nuffield watching same. Surf race in progress. Slow motion shots of men being swept overboard. Surfing. 1946 Shark Fishing Off The Madras Coast
Various shots of the fishermen
heading out to sea in their fragile catamarans. A shark is hauled
aboard one of the craft. M/S of the boat riding the surf back to the shore. M/S...
1946 Shark Fishing In India 1946 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/shark-fishing-in-india/
Madras, India. Shark fishing off the
coast of Madras, India.
Various shots of the fishermen in their fragile catamarans. A shark is hauled aboard one of the craft.
M/S of the boat riding the surf back to the shore.1946 Shark Fishing - India 1946 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/shark-fishing-india/query/surfing Thought to be Selected Originals
from late 1940s material. Shark fishing off the
coast of Madras, India. Various shots of the
fishermen heading out to sea in their fragile catamarans.
A shark is hauled aboard one of the craft.
M/S of the boat riding the surf back to the shore. M/S...
Appears to be a combination of scenes
from the above two items.
1947 Surfing at
Sunset Cliffs c.1947 cool boards and surf! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFGrzfHblZg
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surf Blurb 6 Feb 2012
Riders Of The California Surf (1947) is a silent 15 minute
color movie filmed with the cooperation of the Hermosa Beach
Surfing Club, featuring many of the themes that became common to
later surf movies (shots of women on the beach, wipeouts, the
comedy of the beginner, sunset at the end of the movie, etc.) Of particular interest to surf historians is a scene at
00:04:19 demonstrating how a solid plank surfboard is assembled
The shaper has been identified by family members as Ed Edgar,
one of the surf pioneers of the South Bay (Los Angeles County,
CA), and the footage may be among the earliest of its kind. This movie has been assembled from two separate source
files found in the Prelinger Collection (you are encouraged to
go to these source files if you want or need a higher quality
video format): 1947 Hazardous
loading cocoa thru surf in Accra, Ghana, back in 1947 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhOdTDC9e4c In an old
German educational film surfboats are seen loading a Dutch
ship of the Holland West Afrika Lijn. I
wonder whether it is still customary to load ships there that
An early report
of this activity was recorded by James Alexander in 1835.
deserted Dutch fort of Courmantine on a long wooded line of
coast, in the evening we had run our sixty miles, and anchored
off the lights of Accra. A large canoe was soon seen rising on
the heavy swell, full of men, who sang and shouted loudly, "Eeo
wabara ! hoo ! hoo !" They paddled alongside with
considerable merriment among them, perhaps in anticipation of
realizing a plentiful harvest of 'cut-money' and tobacco, in
exchange for fruit and fish on the morrow.
As the white
walls of the English fort (James) rose upon us, we dashed into
two or three lines of heavy rollers, and then paddling along
shore, passed behind a ledge of rocks covered with white foam,
and well adapted for a pier. We shipped one sea, and then were
run up high and dry on the sand." - pages 178-179.
He also noted:
"From the beach,
meanwhile, might be seen boys swimming into the sea, with light
boards under their stomachs. They waited for a surf; and then
came rolling in like a cloud on the top of it." - page 192.
"As the boat is
propelled through the water by the paddlers, the crew keep time
with a musical chant. Nearing the beach, the boat arrives
amoungst the breakers, and then comes the tug of war. The
"boatswain," every nerve and muscle strained, steers her wIth
unerring eye, the crew with a will work their paddles and shoot
her like a rocket through the heavy surf."
"THE WEST COAST
OF AFRICA -LANDING IN A SURF BOAT AT ACCRA.
Drawn by Joseph
Nash. - Our engraving is from a sketch by Mr. Fred
W. J. Airey, H.M.S. Magpie, Fernando Po." -
15, 1891; Issue 1133.
Gale Document Number: BA3201451542
British Newspapers 1800-1900.
surfboat image (sketch by Airey, engraving by Nash, 1891) shows
virtually an identical craft, with the same "forked-blade"
paddle design, as featured in Hazardous loading cocoa
thru surf in Accra (1947) and as native fishing
boats in a segment of Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer (1966)
also filmed in Ghana.
(2 of 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGepvAGQ3uU
Brown's narration suggests that the local fisherman are normally
adverse to riding waves in their fishing boats, inspired by the
visiting American surfboard riders (Robert August and Mike
Hynson), they do so on this occasion.
evidence indicates that this was not the case, and wave riding
was the traditional method of returning to the beach.
sequence also shows juveniles riding waves on small prone
boards, consistent with Alexander's 1835 account (page 192).
Brown, this was also inspired by the surfing of August and
Hynson and in their enthusiasm the young natives pull wooden
panels from their
houses to use as surfboards.
It is possible
that this was further dramatic license on Brown's part, and that
juvenile surfing was already a common practice before the
arrival of the American surfers.
00:10 Titles: Hermosa
Pics present an American Miniature. Riders of the
Californian Surf Photographed
with the Cooperation of the Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.
with inflatable mats
01:05 Diving from
riders, including a female in white cap
02:03 Shaping a
12 foot laminated solid wood board - "Bing Copeland says that it
is Ed Edger."
03:30 Beginner on
short green hollowboard with small keel fin.
04:10 Surfing on
laminates and hollows of various dimensions, designs, and
04:48 Surfing on
laminates and hollows of various dimensions, designs, and
05:16 Steering by
dragging one foot
in beach break
06:45 Beginner on
short green hollowboard with small keel fin.
carnival in huge swell and brisk off-shore wind.
has two waves ridden by surfboard riders.
1948 Italian Summer 1948 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/italian-summer/ Thought to be
Selected Originals from late 1940s material. Italy. Italian voice-overed newsreel
material. General view of sunny beach in summer.
Children playing in surf. Two swimmers wearing
frogman's flippers, flop into sea. .... Two
swimmers coming in on surfboard.
Noted by Bob Green, February 2018
Thrill of the Surf (1949)
Clip description Commentator John Moyes explains that men are making surfboards
out of plywood. A line of surfers carry their boards down to the shore and
paddle out towards the breakers. The camera follows their path, capturing them from just in
front of the waves. A man who has been hit by a surfboard is rescued by the
lifesavers on duty and carried ashore. The clip ends with a shot of the surfers in the afternoon
sun.1940s Thrilling surfing 1940's film 38743 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDRjByO_CE
HuntleyFilmArchives·2,053 videos, published on 22 May 2012
Australia 1940's A crowded beach. Women and children paddling and playing
in the sea. Beach is covered with people and parasols. People
sunbathing. A toddler sat playing in the sand. Children on the
beach. A lifesavers parade on the beach. They march in groups.
Hunky men, and attractive young women in matching frilly
swimsuits. Young woman in one group carries a banner. Australia's National Sport - Surfing. Making surf boards
and carrying them down the beach. Lots of surfing scenes. Close
up of surfers riding the waves. Doubles surfing on boards using
paddles. The life savers go into action carrying a man who has been
hurt or in trouble. Youngsters with rubber rafts. Shots of rubber dinghy
capsizing and the passengers are all thrown out. Rowing boats
with 5 men including the coxswain. Rolling waves smashing into
the boats and the crew all dive into the water. Lifesavers boat
race. Lots of thrilling stuff as the boats tackle the surf and
capsize. Thrilling stuff!
Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, 15 July 2013. 1949? FROGS IN THE SURF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnBay8NXfoM
British Movietone: On Bondi Beach,
Australia, frogmen's flippers are the latest idea tried out. A swimmer, they say, with the aid of these flippers, can
ride the great combers right up to the beach. 1953 "Mammy Water"
Jean Rouch (1953) http://vimeo.com/57445578
A short film by
Jean Rouch, Mammy Water (1953-1954), explores
traditional water legends and documents the local fisherman
boats in the surf
of the Ghana coast, with a bellyboarding sequence appearing in
the last minute of the film (17:00-17:44).
These surfers are
adult males and their narrow timber boards appear to be
specifically constructed, with at least one with a rounded nose.
There is no board
with a "steering wheel," as described and illustrated by
Rouch in the 1949 article.
1949 Jean Rouch :Surf Riding at Dakar, Senegal.
Museumof African Art http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/mamiwata/intro.html
Water - Mami Water - Mami Wata (Mother Water) are at once
beautiful, protective, seductive, and dangerous water spirits,
celebrated throughout much of Africa and the African
A rich array of
arts surrounds her, as well as a host of other aquatic
spirits--all honoring the essential, sacred nature of water.
Mami Wata is
often portrayed as a mermaid, a snake charmer, or a combination
of both. c1949 Bellyboarding
- 1940s style. http://vimeo.com/48587488
From the British
Surfing Museum Facebook page.
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 4 September 2012.
1949 Surfing Stunts
This is an
understatement, as Peterson performs a number of surfing and
high-diving skills (mostly falls) that looks to be intended to
promote him as a film stuntman. Aborigines of
Arnhem Land, Australia, (ca 1950) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ9tGC8fMVc
television travelogue series, hosted by Ray Forrest.
00.57 Surf beach,
0.1.00 Canoe in surf
01.04 Juvenile riding a wave on a prone board
01.09 Canoe surfing
01.14 Canoe building, Step One: harvesting tree bark
Weatherman Takes A Holiday 1950 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/weatherman-takes-a-holiday Full title reads: "Weatherman Takes A Holiday". United States of America (USA). New York. MV Young couple walking through New
York's Central Park in Spring-Like weather. MV Woman
artist painting young girl in Park with skyscraper
background. CU Girl. CU Artist unbuttoning neck of
frock. Memphis, Tennessee. GV trolley cars snowed up in
Memphis. MV Snow-covered trees and bushes pan up to
power and telegraph lines. MV Broken wires trailing
from telegraph poles. MV Telegraph pole lying in
Hawaii. MV Surf-boarders skimming water
on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
MV Group rushing down to water and skimming waves on
CU surfer laughing. MV Hawaiians on surf board.
One man leaps in air and lands safely on board.
MV Back view surfer standing on board.
MV Three Hawaiians on board.
SV Hawaiians seated on board skimming through water.
MV Group of Hawaiians on board. One girl clambers on
MV Back view surf riders.
MV Three surf riders falling off boards in rotation.
released by Paramount on 13 January 1950.
Veteran New York
radio announcer (later West Coast character actor) Charles
Irving is the narrator; Sid Raymond provides the Jimmy Durante
impression at 1:31; caricatures of Groucho and Harpo Marx [as
they appeared in their Paramount films in the early '30s] also
In the 1960's, Elvis Presley would star in a film of the same
title, Blue Hawaii. 1950 Over The Sea
To Honolulu 1950c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TBAqaNWv-s&feature A cruise to
Honolulu, Hawaii around 1950.
canoes, laminated and hollow timber surfboards and surf-ski,
ridden standing at Waikiki.
enwikipedia.org James A.
documentary film director. After completing training in the
dramatic arts, he worked for a while as a journalist. In 1925 he
entered films and specialized throughout his career in travel
documentaries. Besides directing, he also wrote, produced, and
narrated many of his films. MGM distributed a series of his
travel films under the umbrella titles "Fitzpatrick Traveltalks"
and "The Voice of the Globe", as did Paramount as "Vistavision
Visits." The hallmarks of Fitzpatrick's films were Technicolor
photography and stolidity. 1950 Surfing 1950
Rough Sport: Wonders on Surfboards http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing/
appear to be fin-less Hot Curls.
Title - 'Rough sport: wonders on surf boards'. Mye Lee
Beach, Honolulu. Hawaii. LS
surfer rushing into sea with balloons (sic, with boards?);
surfers on boards.
MS surfers standing boards racing out to sea (sic,in ?); surfer
disappearing beneath huge wave; surfer being carried in on
LS huge waves bearing down on surfers.
MS two surfers on crest of wave.
LS surfers speeding towards land.
MS surfer speeding along; huge wave upsetting surfer from
Cataloguer's note: American commentary. 1954
The Queen in Australia (1954) http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/the-queen-in-australia/clip3/
Clip description At Bondi Beach, the Queen observes an Australian surf
carnival, a gathering of teams from surf clubs around the
country and New Zealand, all wearing the traditional
neck-to-knee surfing costume that was required just after
the turn of the century, when Australian surf clubs began. After the traditional march past, the lifesavers take
to the water to give a demonstration of rescue techniques,
using both hollow surfboards and surfboats, but the heavy
seas play havoc with their plans.
Includes surfriding on hollow longboards, surf-skis, and
Some rare sequences shot from in a surfboat, when stroking out
and of board and ski riders on the wave coming in.
circa 1954 Manly beach,
bathing beauties and surfing, 1950s Australia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqm_K6BHnNQ From the
Kinolibrary Archive Film collections.
Blurb, 9 October 2012.
Starr: I just found this amazing rare tv pilot from 1954
called MEET THE FAMILY, starring Arthur Lake and
family. The whole show revolves around surfing
and is the earliest tv show with a surfing theme i
have ever seen... Arthur owns a Sporting Goods Store and
he orders some Surf Balls (Beach Balls) and ends up
getting a shipment of Surf Boards, The truck dropping them off says Velzy
and Son on it. I notice one of the surfers in the
water is Pete Peterson and Arthur calls him by
name. There is more surfing footage and in
the end what Arthur does to sell the boards is pretty
cool. Scott’s selling copies of the Pilot
Show (the pilot was probably not produced into a
regular TV show) of Meet the Family approx. 24 min.
(1/2 hour episode + a short of Pete Peterson (filmed
on the same beach as the TV Pilot) for $20 to recoup
costs and help him continue his search for old surf
1955 Surfing Makaha
Bay in 1950s by Warren Miller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8532Xhm8rvc
This footage was
posted previously, but now deleted, as:
Warren Miller's film crews capture some fun 'Old School'
footage of Surfing Makaha Bay in Oahu, Hawaii in 1950s in
these classic Warren Miller moments.
The narrator of
this version (Warren Miller) appears to imply he is not the
large Mahaka, the title Makaha, Honolulu T.H. infers
pre-1959 (T.H. =Territory of Hawaii).
enwikipedia.org Warren Miller
was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and as a young man he took
up the hobbies of skiing, surfing, and photography.
At the age of 18, with the U.S. ten months into World War II,
he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific.
Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he bought his first
8mm movie camera.
He and a friend moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where they camped
in the parking lot of the Sun Valley ski resort, lived in a
teardrop trailer and earned money as ski instructors.
In their free time, they filmed each other skiing to critique
and improve their ski techniques.
During the summers they shifted to the California coast where
they filmed each other surfing.
Hawaii became a
state on August 21, 1959. 1956
Greg Noll Australia 1956 by Gary Crockett http://vimeo.com/20866753
shots of the boards in transit and action footage with some
Australian hollow board riders.
Winter Sports Hawaiian Style, 1956 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwRTIqy0-_U LS
Man running into water and trying to catch dog.
MS Little girl with toy in water. LS Boys on water
shoot, rides down into water. Various shots, showing
different types of boats sailing and also surf
Noted by Timpthy DeLaVega, The Surf Blurb,
7 November 2016.1956
A Day at the Beach (1956) http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsored-films/a-day-at-the-beach/clip1/
description You can view the short film A Day at the Beach
here in its entirety. This is an education film for children aged six to eight
years, in which a young Australian family, the Mitchells, head
to the beach on a Saturday for a day of fun in the sun. The children, Bruce and Anne, build sandcastles until a
wave washes away their handiwork. Their father goes fishing while mother watches the
children. After a swim and a picnic lunch, the children bury their
sleeping father in sand. They watch a surfboat row out between the breakers, as a
young surfer rides a longboard to shore. After an exhausting but enjoyable day, the family heads
program with surf beach scenes, possibly at Newport on the
04:450 The family prepare to enter the surf, the young boy using
He successfully rides a wave all the way to the beach,
completing an "el rollo" in the shorebreak,; later, his mother
also rides a wave on the surfoplane.
06:31 A surfboat is launched, while surfrider on a hollow long
board rides in. 1957
Service in the Sun (1957) http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsored-films/service-in-the-sun/clip1/
Clip description On a beautiful day at Bondi, two members of the American surf
lifesaving team and one from the Hawaiian team take to the
water to show off the latest surfing techniques. They are in Australia for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics,
where surf lifesaving is a demonstration sport. Hawaiian team manager and surfing legend Dick Kahanamoku
watches from the beach, with the board he made during his
first visit to Australia in late 1914. The Hawaiian and American surfers display technique far
beyond anything then known in Australia. 1957 The City of Geelong (1957) http://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsored-films/city-geelong/clip3/
Clip description This clip shows various leisure activities in the beaches,
rivers and bays of the Geelong area. At Eastern Beach swimming pool hundreds enjoy the waters. Only a few miles from the city, at some of the ‘best
surfing beaches in Australia’ – Torquay, Anglesea, Ocean Grove
and Port Lonsdale – women come down to the beach and put their
bathing caps on, while others take their long boards out into
the surf. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club at Corio Bay, and the Barwon
River featuring the local rowing club in training, are also
00:30 Surfriders on a hollow long boards (Jim Bell),
surf-skis, surfboat, and bodysufers at Torquay, Victoria.
1957 Velzyland 1957: Weber vs Aaberg http://vimeo.com/63217407
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The
29 October 2013.
Sequence from Bruce Brown's first release, Slippery When
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No6DicYORJE Clip description
Produced by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1957.
Directed by Richard Mason.
Twenty miles of sea and sand on the coast of southern
The beaches between Coolangatta and Surfer's Paradise are known
as the Gold Coast.
Here, where it is always summer, there is an all year playground
and tourist 1958 The Sporting Scene - Surf Riding in Sydney 1958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPLCdGPEc78
British Movietone: It is Spring-time in Sydney, and the surfers
are trying out a new type of board, made of balsa wood: just the
job for a quick ride home to the beach, as the combers come
Young Australia takes full advantage of the sunshine and the
surf 1959 Kemp Aaberg,
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surfblurb,
4 September 2012. 1957 Duke
Kahanamoku: This is Your Life, 1957. http://archive.org/details/this_is_your_life_duke_kahanamoku
Noted by James
Patton, The Surfblurb,
10 October 2012.
In a home workshop in the Sydney suburb of Harbord, the craft
of board-making is the speciality of Greg McDonagh and his
father Army McDonagh. The boards the McDonaghs make are rather
special - they're so light they can be picked up with one
hand. And they are made of a foam plastic.
Cutting the pattern on the meet of plastic is a simple job.
The McDonaghs use a sew, but a kitchen knife would serve
almost as well - the material is so soft. This is a far cry
from the first boards which came to Australia from Hawaii,
more than forty years ago. The first one was brought here by a
men named Patterson, in 1912. It was a solid, heavy, red-wood
slab that scarcely anyone could handle. And it indeed it
wasn't handled much until two years later, when the now famous
Duke Kahanamoku of Hawaii toured the country, and gave
exhibitions of surfboard riding. From these primitive
beginnings, the sport has risen to become one of Australia's
top summer activities. The making of the boards has developed
accordingly, and the latest material is plastic foam.
To protect the plastic board and make it highly durable, it is
covered with fibreglass. This forms a tough waterproof skin,
sealing the plastic's aerated quality.
It's an exhilarating feeling to catch a "boomer"...to feel the
salty spray and smell the tang of the surf, as you ride the
crest of a wave at may be 30 miles an hour. It's a sport that
most people can master with a little time, a few spills - and
patience. The lightness of the boards will make them easier to
handle in the surf, and less likely to cause injury to
bathers. And to the riders themselves they'll mean better
chances of catching the weaves. They'll be riding the surf on
plastic. 1959 Hawaiian Eye :
Opening Credits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWgT43pWB4U&feature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS8YLd7ZFDg
several of the stars (Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad,
Anthony Eisley ?) riding surfboards at Waikiki. Hawaiian
Eye ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on
Also see: Cartoon strip: Beach Boy-Frank Springer (?) -1963
http://fourcolorshadows.blogspot.com/2013/09/beach-boy-frank-springer-1963.html 1959 Adventures in
Paradise : Somewhere South of Suva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMucaq_pDQc&feature
Season 1, Episode
12, aired 28 December 1959.
Surfboard riders on two waves at Waikiki, in the intoduction to
this episode. 1959 Gidget
graduates as a Surfer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKgpMHjeM4E&feature After much
endeavour and hard work not to mention the fun and excitement
Gidget is accepted by her peers as a fully fledged Surfer.
With Sandra Dee as Gidget, James Darren as Moondoggie, Cliff
Robertson as The Big Kahuna, Shary Layne as Joanne, Joby Baker
as Sticky, Tom Laughlin as Lover Boy, Robert Ellis as Hot
Shot, Doug McClure as Waikiki, Burt Metcalfe as Lord Byron.
From the film Gidget (1959)
Directed by Paul Wendkos. It's
a shame that this classic film is not available on high
quality DVD in the original wide screen 2.35:1 aspect ratio
format. 1959 A Hole in the Head
A comedy film, directed by Frank Capra and featuring Frank
Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn
Jones, Thelma Ritter, and released by United Artists.
Sinatra (Tony) and his local girlfriend, Caroline
Jones (Shirl), visit the beach in the evening (?) and she rides
some waves in the shorebreak on a +9ft balsa surfboard.
Although the plot is located and it was filmed in Miami, Florida,
the surfing sequence may have been filmed elsewhere.
No online copy of the surfing sequence.
Carolyn Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, with a
nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The
Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one
of the most promising actresses of 1959.
In 1964, she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in
the original black and white television series The Addams
Family. Carolyn Jones & Sinatra. Hole in the Head! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZozKYgoBQLk Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Hole_in_the_Head https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Jones 1960 The Hawaiian
Cottage - Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk0qXTDZwB4
restaurant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, that burned down
July, 1, 1978. 1960 Adventures in
Paradise : Makaha Surfing 1960 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy3aYXbdhW8 Tv show from
1869 (sic) ADVENTURES IN PARADISE... Surfing at Makaha.
Combination of studio, location and surfing footage (note the
brief board mounted camera shot).
1869, at the latest 1962, and surfing footage is most likely at
footage was from a surfing film of the late 1950s, for example
enwikipedia.org Adventures in
Paradise is an American television series which ran on ABC
from 1959 until 1962.
Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of the schooner Tiki III
which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and
The show was created by James Michener.
(1) Episode # 39
Aired US: 5 December 1960
(2) Season 2,
Episode 9, Aired 12 December 1960
Adam decides to
take a holiday in Hawaii, where the International Surfboard
Championships are being held.
Gardner McKay - Capt.
Pilar Seura - Midge.
Robert Sampson -
Furstenburg - Dani Baxter 1960 Ricky Nelson :
Surfing Kodak Commercial 1960 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vSsO7lBSgM
Camera commercial starring the Nelsons circa 1960.
California, the Nelson family watch their Kodak Brownie home
movies of their holiday in Hawaii.
00:38 Ricky and
Dave (?) surfing at Waikiki. The
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC from
October 3, 1952 through March 26, 1966. 1960 Whiplash:
Episode 01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYhHvPIs_Qs Set in the 1860s, the series is a western filmed in Australia,
and stars Peter Graves
as "Christopher Cobb". The series is loosely based on the life of Freeman Cobb,
who was the genuine founder of Australia's first stagecoach line
Cobb and Co.
Peter Graves was the brother of James Arness,
star of the long running Gunsmoke,
who was the father of 1970 World Surfing Champion, Rolf Arness.
At 04:35 in this episode, Graves/Cobb takes time for a quick
body-surf, shooting a wave back to the beach.
Included mid 1950s footage of canoes and boards at
Waikiki, fibreglass balsa boards, Quigg-type paddle-boards,
expert body-surfing,.+10ft Makaha
with a light off-shore breeze,
NEWS FLASHES FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA - SOUND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHSRScMJjI British Movietone: Manley Beach on the North side of
Sydney Harbour one of the oldest and most famous surfing centres
in Australia, but on the opening of this years surf season the
beach has been rocked by one of the most vicious blows every
dealt by Mother Nature. Furious easterly winds and king rides produce a watery
battering ram which eats a 60 ft gap in the ocean retaining
wall. Precious and is sucked away and hundreds of tons of rock is
tipped into the breach.
The surf pavillion also suffers.
Midget Bootleg https://vimeo.com/60622304 11 minutes of pure hotdogging from Midget
Farrelly, early to mid 60s. There are no credits on this, but surely shot by Bob Evans?
(We would like to give credit where it's due.)
Compilation of rare footage of Midget from 1960 to 1966 shot in
Australia, Hawaii and California, including the 1966 World
Most probably shot by Bob Evans, but most of his films were never
converted to VHS or DVD, except for Evan's own compilation, Ride
a Wild Horse (1968) released in 2009, and from which a
significant portion of the material is included in Midget
Neither has footage from Midget's victory in the first World
Championships at Manly in 1964.
1962 Surf Board
Competition 1962 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surf-board-competition
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf
Blub, 24th December 2012.
a local contest sponsored by O'Neill Surfboards-Wetsuits, possibly Steamer
Lane. 1962 ?
"SURFING SOFTLY" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr843Z64pmw
British Movietone: A pneumatic surf-board is making the scene
in Australia - far less dangerous to bathers than the
Rubber surfoplanes at North Bondi, some riders use flippers. 1962 A Visit To Waikiki Beach 1962 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-visit-to-waikiki-beach
Description: Cinesound Review item - Australian commentator. Hawaii travelogue. Excellent panning shot of Quantas Boeing taking off. High angle GV. Honolulu. VS. Travelling through traffic along modern highway. GV. of Honolulu through windows of revolving restaurant on
top of tall building. Waikiki beach scenes. MS. Two bathing beauties on beach in bikinis. LS. People messing about in bay. VS. Girls in grass skirts perform hula-hula dance. (Comb F.G.) 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog Season 1, January 18,
1963 A woman left alone in a fogbound beach
house by her husband, who's working on a big business deal
in San Francisco, is in danger. Directed by Charles Haas, written by Lee
Erwin Host: Alfred Hitchcock
Karen Wilson: Inger Stevens Simon Carter: Dan O'Herlihy Ed: Peter Brown;
Brown played the role of Chase Colton in Ride the Wild
Surf (1964), his romantic interest was Barbara Eden
who later starred in I Dream of Jeanie (1965). The doctor: Greg Morris,
later one of the team in Misson Impossible (1966).
A mobile home park in Malibu was one of the
locations in Revenge, the first episode of Alfred
Hitchcock Presents, aired on 2 October, 1955.
Other Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes
to feature seaside locations include House Guest
(Season 1, 8 November 1962) and Change of Address
(Season 2, 12 October 1964).
Good evening ladies and
gentlemen, and fellow surfers. This evening's drama is only incidentally
concerned with surfing. Actually it touches on many popular
sports: drinking, revenge, kidnapping, homicide... I first became attracted to surfing when
I was told that it was possibly the only sport which
involved no competition and where the participants did
not throw or catch a ball, or run and jump. It seemed to be a perfect way to relax
from the strain of oversleeping. I've become quite good at it really, and
I'm eager to see how it works in the water. You see, we're still looking for a wave
large enough to support me. Meanwhile, here is a sponsor who is
supporting this portion of the programme.
A long shot reveals that he is using the
surfboard as a bench or ironing board.
This is my final appearance tonight. However, we have some scenes of next
week's story, which I'm anxious for you to see. As for surfing, I've just discovered why
one sees so many of these about -- at the beach, on
the highway, on top of automobiles, etc -
- it's because they are so practical. Goodnight!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD7j4pNVOWs From footage of a placid, glassy right point to shots
of a big and rippled dirty old wedge, this random collection
of surf clips captured by Surfer Magazine founder John Severson is an example of the scope
in which he documented surfing.
Not only fixated on the “hot doggers” of the time, Severson
also focused his lens on crucial moments in surf culture.
If you’ve never fantasized about hopping in a time machine and
visiting surfing of decades past, then this assemblage of
Severson’s clips probably will cause you to.
PLB Newsletter, April 2021: Ferretted from the Australian Screen web pages
by Ian "Gumshoe" Lording
Noted by Calvin Clack, The Surf Blurb, 14 August 2017 1963 James Caan
Surfer and Sheriff Mickey Rooney 1963 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeGZA2EBixU
"Rare tv show
with Surfer James Caan getting Hassled by Sheriff Mickey
Not only does
Caan drive a classic, if well used, woody with sunroof, but he
also has a quiver of two surfboards hanging out the back.
Theatre (TV series 1963–1965) The Hunt
Dec. 19, 1963
William A. Graham (as William Graham) and Robert
Altman is also
accredited for one of the story writers.
Rooney, James Caan and Bruce Dern
bum","600 miles from a wave", is roaming the back-roads of the
U.S. in his woody wagon when it breaks down. His "rescuers"
include a small town sheriff who has a habit of his prisoners
escaping and then being hunted down and murdered by his
bloodhounds. When the surfer is seen as a threat to report the
goings-on he is arrested and is next in line to "escape". 1963 BIARRITZ
FRANCE 1963 1st European Surfing Contest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILW6axnc9uQ
News clip of the 1st Biarritz Surfing Contest, France.
1963-1968 Dana Point 1963-1968 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Wqx_Oc-tA Surfing
"Killer Dana" and other local spots between 1963 and 19681963 SURFING CONTEST HUNTINGTON BEACH 1963 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZspJEuAEs0 a clip from a very rare 1963 Surf film 1963 Another rather
poor film titled 1950 Surf - some discussion on page about
where and what: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VarJP7yGJVA
Noted by Jeremy
6 Feb 2012
titled Miami Beach (Florida?), some commentators think this
maybe on the West Coast.
position, from cliffs or pier?
1963 Vintage Surfing Video Six minutes from the early 1960s, North
Noted 28 May 2020 by Pacific Longboarder Archive
Detective Ian Lording : The lost art of the kickout. Love how the offshore saves them from a long swim. A few big names from the era in this one. The footage is pretty crisp so looks to be lifted from a
proper movie - Bud Browne or Bruce Brown maybe - and set to
music by the Rockin’ Rebels & Jan and Dean.
Professionally shot and edited footage from the winter of
1962-1963 (Bud Browne? Bruce Brown?
other?) with a non-original soundtrack, possibly overlaid on
North Shore locations include Haliewa, Sunset, Pipeline, and
Surfers include California's Mickey Dora
and, his employer, Greg Noll in distinct surfwear.
Dora's da Cat was the leader of Greg Noll Surfboards'
range of models in the late 1960s.
Dora wears shorts provided by the producers of Ride the
Wild Surf for continuity as the stunt double for the Fabin, in the lead role.
is easily identified by his black and white jailhouse-stripe
board-shorts, which were replicated for star James Mitchum,
Other surfers may include Midget Farrelly from Australia, on the
first wave in the Pipeline sequence. 1963 RIDE THE WILD
SURF 1964 Movie Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWqIBLzCeM
Ride the Wild
Surf is romantic drama in the beach party style.
It was filmed in 1963 and distributed in 1964.
Unlike most films in the genre, it is known for its
exceptional big wave surf footage – a common sight in surf
movies of the time, but a rarity in beach party films.
Likewise, the film has only one pop song – the titular Jan
& Dean track, which is heard once, at the end of the film. Surfers
Mickey Dora, Greg Noll and Dick Ziker performed a large part
of the surfing seen in the film. Of
the three surfer leads, raven-haired Peter Brown was made into
a blonde by makeup artist Ben Lane (to match the hair of
Brown’s surfing double – and to keep all three men from being
brunettes), which required his girlfriend, the blonde Barbara
Eden, to have auburn hair; likewise the dark-haired Shelley
Fabares – who is paired with the dark-haired Fabian, became a
Susan Hart’s black hair was sufficiently indifferent to male
counterpart Tab Hunter’s that no change was required. The
stunt surfers were given swim trunks that matched their movie
star counterparts, except for star James Mitchum, who was
instead given trunks that replicated his stunt double Greg
Noll’s famous black & white "jailhouse stripe" boardshorts.
1963 Ride The Wild
Surf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddmxQxEcR0o&feature Ride the wild
surf in Hawaii. Clips from the film Ride The Wild Surf.
Director of photography Joseph Biroc. Directed by Don Taylor.
Filmed on location at the northern shore of the Hawaiian
island of O'ahu in1963.
Some of the most prominent real surfers featured in this film
were Miki Dora, Greg Noll and Dick Ziker. With
Peter Brown, Tab Hunter, Fabian and Shelley Fabares.
Music by the Beach Boys (Hawaii and Honky Tonk) and Jan and
Dean (Ride The Wild Surf).
This is a
compilation of most of the surfing action footage from the film.
film's climax emphasised the danger and drama of Waimea Bay,
most of the surfing footage was shot in excellent conditions at
Starts with the
boys' surf-check at (Sunset Beach?) carpark, followed by a mass
03:41: Waimea Bay 1964 Selected
Originals - Cinesound Surfing Special 1964 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/selected-originals-cinesound-surfing-special
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The
24th December 2012. 1963 Australia - Surf And Underwater Girls 1963 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA48EX573C3QNCYF7SHNS8QOV82-AUSTRALIA-SURF-AND-UNDERWATER-GIRLS/query/surfboard
08/12/1963 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS LINE PEARL TURTON, TYPICAL OF THE
SYDNEYSIDERS WHO START EVERY DAY REALLY EARLY. SHE'S BEEN
RIDING SURF-BOARD FOR TWO YEARS, AND, AT SIXTEEN, IS ALREADY A
CHAMPION. SOME SIXTY-THOUSAND SUCH BOARD, IT'S ESTIMATED, ARE USED
ON AUSTRALIA'S BEACHES... AND PEARL TURTON OWNS HER OWN. SHE
TALKS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF WAVES, THEIR SIZE, THEIR POTENTIAL,
HOW THEY CAN BEST BE MASTERED. HERE IS THE THINKING OF THE
AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR GIRL. THE BOARDS, LIGHT AND EASILY MANOEUVRED, COST ABOUT
40-POUNDS EACH. THE AUSTRALIAN SURFING ASSOCIATION HOPES THAT
SYDNEY MIGHT BE THE VENUE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT YEAR. THEN COMES HER WORKING DAY - AS A COSMETICIAN IN A SYDNEY
PHARMACY. AND IN THE TROPICS, TOO, THERE'S THIS GROWING RUSH
TO THE SEA. HERE IN QUEENSLAND, WE FIND ANOTHER SYDNEY GIRL,
VAN LAMAN, WHO JUST ABOUT LIVES IN THE WATER. SHE'D GONE TO HERON ISLAND, OFF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
FOR THE RECENT CONVENTION OF UNDERWATER ENTHUSIASTS. THEY WERE
NUMEROUS CONTESTS... AND THE CHANCE TO SKIN-DIVE, SPEARFISH,
PHOTOGRAPH, AND COLLECT SHELLS. Cinesound Productions: All Quiet on the
Surfie-Rocker Front (1963) A short newsreel item from 1963, outlining police efforts
to curb gang violence between outer suburban ‘rockers’ and
surfers at Manly beach. https://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/all-quiet-surfie-rocker-front/1964
Best Clip from "The Endless Summer" : Cape Saint Francis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tsHF020-1k 1964 JOEY CABELL
USA SURF CHAMP 1964 AT MAKAHA HAWAII http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyMQL46UIo
Sports, Voice: Ed Herlihy. Hawaii 1964 1964 paipo
footage filmed by Barry McGuigan, edited by Bob Green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBmAqQ_64u0
shot footage on a 1964 trip to Hawaii.
Included is footage of Leigh Tingle from Sydney.
Tingle's board can be seen in a group shot - notable is the
wood hand grip.
Pipeline (?), Makaha and Waimea Bay and Duke celebrated at
Mahaka Contest (?). Surf Riders' World Title 1964 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OsY4h4rLP0
Full title reads: Hawaii. Surf Riders' World Title. Makaha, Hawaii. World
Surfing Championship won by American Joe Cabell.
Probably 1963-1964 Makaha Contest; 1st Joey Cabell (H), Women - Nancy
Newsreel 1964 Surfing Makaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2E7xsCtQfc 1964 newsreel
on hawaii and surfing, I took the sound off and added music. 1964 Sun And Surf At Hawaii 1964 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/sun-and-surf-at-hawaii
Hawaii, United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Sun and Surf - Hawaii'.
Long panning shot of the American Boeing aircraft taxiing in
at airport in Hawaii. GV. Travelling shot from car on the road
to Honolulu. Travelling shots in Honolulu showing modern
buildings and avenues lined with palm trees. MV. Pan down palm
tree to sandy beach. GV. Beach at Waikiki, not very crowded.
GV. Exterior of modern hotel, pan down to beach. Various shots
of the people relaxing, sunbathing and walking along beach.
MS. American beat group on a small stage playing at the beach.
LS. Surfers paddle out to where the waves begin and fairly
good shots of them surfing. Various night shots with torches
alight on the beach and the shots of the palm trees against
the darkening sky.
Date found in the old record - 30/01/1964.1964
[NSW] Surfing Championships 1964 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing-championships/query/surfing Championships:
Surfin' At Avalon. (By courtesy of CBS Records The Atlantics
play 'The Crusher')". Australian
voice overed newsreel material.
Bobby Brown, Midget Farrelly, others.
1964 Open Surfboard Championships In Australia 1929 http://www.britishpathe.com/video/open-surfboard-championships-in-australia/
Title: Midget Regains World Board
Riding Title. LS. Australian surfer "Midget" Farrelly and Californian surfer
Joey Cabell riding high waves on the surf at Makaha, Hawaii
during the 1963 surfing championships. CU. Trophy for 'First World Open Surfboard Championship'...
Surf riding is a long way from whatever area
of expertise I might possess (Now there's an understatement). Recently however, in amongst a mixed lot of 16mm movie
film, I found this brief (5¾ minute) coverage of the initial
Surfing Championship contest held at Manly, NSW, Australia. By the amount of noticeable wear (scratches) on this short,
I surmised that had been shown many times. In turn, this indicates that it was of significant interest
to surfing fans. In case it might now be of some interest current fans of
the sport, I thought it worth preserving on YouTube.
Posted on PLB newsletter, March 20202 by Ian “Surf
Tragic” Lording, who added, “Love the starter’s gun!” 1964
Selected Originals - Cinesound Surfing Special (1964) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI7pyJGpPmc
Selected Originals (offcuts, out-takes, selected scenes, rushes)
for newsreel story "Surf Riders' World Title" - 64/4 (see
shots of old car. Woman in old style bathing costume. Shots of
men wearing early design of swimming trunks from 1930s. Shots of famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku - originally from
Hawaii - but here in Australia. VS of surfers. Changes in surfboard design are discussed
and illustrated. Shots of surfers. VS of surf music band The Atlantics playing their tune
'Bombora'. Members of the band watch their record being
World Contest, Manly https://vimeo.com/83471262
Rare footage of the heats featuring Nat
Young, Booby Brown, Keith Paull, John Giles, Glen Ritchie, Mike
Doyle, Phillis (sic) O'Donnell, Ken Adler, and Joey Cabell.
And in the final: Midget, Cabell, Mick
Dooley, and Doyle.
Reportedly shot by Baba Looey, buddy of Scott
Dillon. 1964 King of the Surf (1964) https://aso.gov.au/titles/sponsored-films/king-of-the-surf/clip1/ During the 1964 world surfing championships at Manly, local
teenagers flood into a dance, while the international
contestants fraternise with new friends. In the morning, the keenest local surfers are out to get a
wave before the competition begins.
1964 ABC Television: Surf culture hits Australia in the
First broadcast: 01 May 1964
How did surf culture change Australian
Rock music and the concept of the 'teenager' had arrived
in Australia in the 1950s but in the 1960s the surfboard
gave rise to a new youth subculture.
This clip from 1964 explores conflict in the water and
cultural changes that came with the rise of the
Features an interview with
Manly Beach inspector, Bob Brewster, later the proprietor
of Stora-a-Board at Manly and manufacturer of Bower Boy
1964 LJ Richards 1964 MSA Contest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gINKVanSTI
Malibu Surfing Association / Windansea Contest August 22,1964
with all-time surf heroes, LJ Richards being one of them. 1964 Malibu Invitational Video of the MSA/Windansea contest from ’64 –
featuring: Joey Cabell, Mike Hynson, Butch Van Artsdalen,
LJ Richards (on a Phil Edwards), Skip Frye, Mike Doyle, Mickey
Munoz, Bobby Patterson, Rusty Miller, Butch Linden,
Cowboy Henderson, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Jo Jo Perrin, Andy
Newman, Billy Fury, Steve Bigler, and Lance Carson Noted on the PLB newsletter May 2021,
forwarded by John Wade and Randy Rarick.
1964 Gremlins and Sandies in New Craze. https://www.britishpathe.com/video/new-australian-craze-roller-boarding/query/surfing
Various shots of the youngsters showing off their new craze of
'roller boarding' which is good practice for surf boarding.
A small piece of wood with two little rollers fixed on the bottom
and they just roll down any convenient slope.
Comment by Unknown user, 15th February 2014: This roller boarding footage was shot in Alexander &
Kenneth Streets at Bondi (now Tamarama). It is of myself, Joanne Maslin and my childhood
friends.....Lyn Abberton, Noelene O'Neill, Robyn Hindle, Meryl
Shine, John Moore, Tony Atkinson and Kevin Hindle. It was shown on the news on TV and also in cinemas. We had metal roller skates that strapped on over our
sneakers and comprised of two sliding pieces joined with a
wingnut, which enabled them to be made bigger or smaller
depending on your foot size. We would separate the two pieces and nail them to a piece
of wood to make what is now known as a skateboard. 1964 Shark Patrol (1964) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzFcaDGsrL0
Full title reads: "Australia. Shark Patrol" (Sydney, Australia). A report on the 2SM sponsored airborne shark patrol
(Cessna?), inter-cut with beach and surfing scenes.
Includes disc jockey lifting the stylus from a record (Decca) in
the studio before switching to the shark patrol report by John
"At the moment we are flying over Long Reef and we have just
sighted a school of sharks about 5 or 6 in number about 50 yards
out from the beach and just to the North of the headland.
If the surf club could clear the water it would be advisable as
the school of sharks is heading in towards the beach".
Pacific Longboarder Magazine
Newswire, August 2020:
Ferreted out from the bowels of the British Pathe Historical
Collection by PLB’s archive sleuth Ian "Danger" Lording, a
newsreel from the colonies for British cinema and TV
SINGS HO DADDY 1964
[For Those Who Think Young] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_LJHQy-idM
Sinatra in her first film with Gilligan aka Maynard G.
You can see surfer Miki Dora running around in the
orange trunks with while trim.
He's also the mail (sic) surfer at
A few months later, Gilligan would be stranded on a
desert island. For Those Who Think Youngis
a 1964 beach party film directed by Leslie H. Martinson
and starring James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, and Paul
Louise, Nancy Sinatra, Bob Denver, Claudia Martin,
Robert Middleton, and Woody Woodbury.
Bob Denver (Gilligan) and Tina Louise (Ginger)
later appeared in the television series, Gilligan's
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello gets up
to more crazy antics in this great entry in the Beach
films. Also features Dick Dale and Stevie Wonder.
1964 Mister Ed
surfando 1964 - Mr Ed Surfboard Riding at Waikiki, 1964. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtldZbEGuKY
Mr Ed and Wilbur visit Hawaii where Ed decides he
wants to be a beach boy and takes up surfboard riding at
Note that Ed was a horse, of course.
1964 San Diego
Surfing in the 1960's - Trip from Pacific Beach to San Onofre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVBbhEJUI8w These are
family home movies taken during the early 1960s of a trip from
our uncle's house in Pacific Beach to San Onofre. Family of owner of http://www.leucadiasurfschool.com and
http://www.vintagesurfmovies.com.circa 1964 1960s
Rebellious Surfers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS1dvOCkjyM These 1960s
surfers had some issues.
Black and white
footage of Malibu with on-beach interviews. 1964 Butch Van Artsdalen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SpyCbX2cB0 Butch, one of the greatest longboard surfers of all-time,
lived fast and died way too young.
He and Mickey Munoz go to Maui in this video.
Taken from a Bruce Brown movie, featuring Butch Van
Artsdalen and Mickey Munoz in Hawaii.
Footage of them being towed behind a catamaran at Waikiki and
Butch in large surf at Sunset Beach, including going left.
They travel to Maui to surf small waves off Lahaina Harbour and
Australian Championships, Manly NSW, May
News from Australia: Manley.[sic] Part 1: Warrandyke.
Steve May with his eagle Sparticus. Part 2:
Manely (Manly Beach, Sydney)
Various shots of the crowded beach. L/S boy (Wayne
the Junior Championships coming in on surfboard on
very flat surf. Various shots Kevin Brennan coming in on
surfboard. M/S Peter Drouyn (actually a young Wayne Lynch)
winner of Junior Championships coming in on board. C/U man
[Bob Cooper, a contest judge) watching. Various shots Nat Young coming in on surfboard
in the Senior Championships. L/S as another entrant comes in on board but
falls into wave. Various shots Midget Farrelly coming in on
board. M/S as Farrelly walks to winner's rostrum.
C/U Farrelly holding Cup.
1st Midget Farrelly
2nd Nat Young
3rd Bob McTavish.
Junior - 1st Peter Drouyn, 2nd
Women - Phyllis O’Donell 1965 SURF BEACH
1965 Australia Mat Surfing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEQSLwL2XJw
Body surfing, Coolites and mat
surfing (Bondi Beach) and surfboard riding on various Sydney
beaches circa 1965.
One sequence shows two young surfers
completing their 1965-1966 surfboard registration and the
program ends with a simulated rescue.
Clip Description From the Film Australia Collection. Made by the Commonwealth
Film Unit 1965. Directed by Bern Gandy. From beach inspectors
watching for danger to the ice cream vendors helping people cool
down, Australia’s major beaches in summer have the hustle and
bustle of a small town. Surf Beach looks at the proud tradition
of surf lifesavers, who give up their weekends voluntarily to
patrol our beaches, keeping ordinary folks safe from disaster.
Witness the thrilling rescue of a young woman who has got
herself into trouble, and the military precision of the surf
lifesavers as they bring her back into shore. The highlight of
the season is the Surf Life Saving Championships – a marvel of
pageantry as surf lifesaving clubs from across Sydney march
proudly along the beach, led by the UNSW Regiment brass band.
Beautifully shot and set to a swinging soundtrack, Surf Beach
pays tribute to an Australian icon: the beach.
From the Film Australia Collection.
Made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1965. Directed by Bern Gandy.
From beach inspectors watching for danger to the ice cream
vendors helping people cool down, Australia’s major beaches in
summer have the hustle and bustle of a small town.
Surf Beach looks at the proud tradition of surf lifesavers, who
give up their weekends voluntarily to patrol our beaches,
keeping ordinary folks safe from disaster.
Witness the thrilling rescue of a young woman who has got
herself into trouble, and the military precision of the surf
lifesavers as they bring her back into shore.
The highlight of the season is the Surf Life Saving
Championships – a marvel of pageantry as surf lifesaving clubs
from across Sydney march proudly along the beach, led by the
UNSW Regiment brass band.
Beautifully shot and set to a swinging soundtrack, Surf Beach
pays tribute to an Australian icon: the beach.1965 MR SURFBOARD
(Don Adams aka Get Smart) 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xs3O2vQlGA
Hosts Frankie Avalon and
Annette Funicello introduce Mr. Surfboard, Don Adams, a
skit from Hullabaloo!
Season 1, Episode
6, Aired 16 February 1965
The show also
included The Kinks, Dobie Gray, Freddie and the Dreamers, Andrew
Loog Oldham, and The Brothers Four.
Don Adams later
appeared with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in Back
To The Beach in 1987.
TV show was a musical variety series that aired on NBC for two
seasons from January of 1965 to April of 1966. Each episode of Hullabaloo had a popular guest host who
would sing a song or three even if they weren't known as a
singer. The first 13 episodes had a segment where Brian Epstein
would introduce a hot group from London. There was also a number done by the guest host and the
guest performers called the Hullabaloo "Top Pop Medley", a
medley of the current hits that topped the charts. After the guest performers sang their tunes, the final
number would be performed on a hot night-club type set and was
referred to as "Hullabaloo A Go-Go". http://www.crazyabouttv.com/hullabaloo.html1965 1965 PERU 2nd
Worlds Surfing Championships http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfZk3jGHnAI
Excerpt from US
television sports program?
Tandem event from
the 2nd World Surfing Championships in 1965.
finish and presentation of a paddling race, then tandem contest
(final?) and presentation.
Ends with one
wave of female surfers. 1965 HYDRO JET
SURFBOARD 1965 Hawaii http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjISPLxuZiU
Movietine News clip of a '60's motorized surfboard, Shown to
Duke Kahanamoku. Sorry there was on sound so i added my own.1965 GIDGET
PREMIERS On Tv 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi1fRBpVHeQ
Promo for Gidget
television series, with Sally Field taking the part of Sandra
Dee in the 1959 film.
The series was
first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 through April 21,
1966. 1965 Perry Mason
Surfing Episode 1965 Hawaii http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxjoKCxnrhs&feature
The Case of
the Feather Cloak In
Hawaii to handle an investigation for a hotel chain, Mason and
Drake uncover a murder.
Season 8, Episode
19, Aired 2 November 1965 1965 BOAT WAKE
SURFING with HOBIE SUPER SURFER SKATEBOARD TEAM 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eBbVzVCjbY
on their cross
country tour, the Hobie Super Surfer Skateboard team stop off
at Cypress Gardens and go surfing behind a boat.1965 Endless Summer
(2 of 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGepvAGQ3uU&feature=related
documentary about two guys surfing in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria,
Hawaii and Australia.
This clip is when
they were in Ghana. Part 2 of 2.
of Ghana fisherman surfing waves in their boats on returning to
prone board riders. 1965 HAMMS BEER
1965 Surfing Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJQUckqA0wU&feature
surfing commercial from 1965, notice footage from Bud Browne's
surf film, LOCKED IN 1965 The Beatles
Cartoon 1960s: The Surfer-Duel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbrKaNZwAq0
up in a duel with a big surfer dude for a girl's attention.
First season, Episode19: From Me to You/Boys
In Hawaii, a
surfer named Surf Wolf challenges George to a surfing duel; The
Beatles participate in a Mr. Hollywood Contest in California.
Sing Along: Please Mr. Postman/I Saw Her Standing There.
Note that the
opening title erroneously shows "With Love From Me To You"
Bruce Brown's Surfin' Shorts (c1966) was a
collection of short films and outakes from Brown's earlier films.
This segment is a compliation of Phil Edwards' surfriding, with succinct and informative comments by Brown and Edwards, prepared for a US television
sports program circa 1965.
Note that Brown descibes the noseride as "a stall", and Edwards
downplays the speed, "between 20 and 30 (mph?), and danger of
This post is taken from a South American television station, with
Ewards is shown surfing in Hawai'i and California, in a early
sequence from Surfing Hollow Days (1961) at
??, he rides his famous fibreglassed balsawood surfboard, Baby.
Bob Cooper wrote that: Everybody said
that Baby was a magic surfboard. To watch
Phil Edwards ride it, it certainly seemed like a magic
surfboard. I rode it,
it felt very good to me. Phil
watched me ride it, said I rode it very well ... Nat rode
it, he can tell you the board had a little magic in it, I think
Midget might have also.
- Bob Cooper: Magic, Surfing World, Volume 14
Number 4, circa August 1970, pages 14 to 17.
A later sequence, at Sunset Beach features, possibly, the first
filmed "re-entry" at 2:02.
This only become a recognised manoeuvre in 1966, initially
referred to by some US commentators as the roller-coaster. c1965 "Mickey Dora & Friends" (Short Film) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3YpNR9lzlQ The Dave Reynolds Project Featuring vintage surf footage from Mickey's glory days
in the 1960's along with five new tracks by The Dave Reynolds
Project. Sit back and enjoy watching one of surfing's most
legendary figures, complimented by a smooth, contemporary
soundtrack. Noted by Dave Reynolds in
22 January 2018. 1965 TV Broadcast 1st Annual Duke Kahanamoku Invitational
Surfing Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv0TaMskT3Q CBS Sports Spectacular TV Broadcast: 1965 1st Annual Duke
Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships, Sunset Beach.
First surfing contest held on the North Shore of Hawaii - Shown
on NBC Sports Easter Sunday 1966.
Narrated by Bruce Brown +
Interview with Mickey Dora.
Featuring Mike Doyle, Greg
Noll, Fred Hemmings, Rusty Miller, Mike Hynson, Jackie Eberle,
Paul Strauch,Peter Cole, Felipe Pomar + others c1965 Hobie Surf Team - McGregor Surf Wear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0coduZK3B0 Hobie Alter, Mickey
Munoz, Bobby Patterson, Mike McClellan, Herbie Fletcher &
1965 Stop the Wave 1965 Surfing Film Hawaii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgmenGSYw0M Introduction only. Produced by Jim Wilhoite,
Associate Producer: Charles Fox
Contributing Photographer: Ralph Klaus
Ventura High School
Friday May 21, 1965.
Hawaii and California
Maui with Mickey Munoz and Butch Van Artsdalen
Also see: Maui with Mickey Munoz
and Butch Van Artsdalen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SpyCbX2cB0
Corky Carroll, Mickey Munoz and Mark
Martinson, Velsyland 1965.
1965 Australian Skateboarding Midget Farrelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPoXPC8VbmQ World Surfing Champ Midget Farrelly had really
pushed the sport of skateboarding in Australia in the '60's..
He had his own model 1966 THE
PROFESSIONALS 1966 Surfing Tv Show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLB8SiVHI7M
Part of a tv
show from 1966 called THE PROFESSIONALS, This one episode was on SURFERS. Greg Noll,
Skateboarding, Skimboarding, Hawaii etc. 1966 Clairol Summer Blonde Commercial with
Andrea Dromm - Short Version (1966) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLieR1Ja_1k 1966 Surf Boat off
Fairy Bower '65 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIYUqp_1KX4&feature
captains the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Boat, Cabbage Tree 1,
at Fairy Bower, 27th March, 1966.
The boat was
destroyed two waves later, and an inquiry was held by the club
into the actions of the crew.
Brawley: Palm Beach S.C. (1996), page 148.
may include Midget Farrelly (wetsuit) and Scott Dillon
Al Hunt reported
in the The Surfblurb,
March 2012: : re: Surf
Boat off Fairy Bower '65 video in last blurb: Right at the end of it as the
boat rides the wave with a guy surfing behind, someone paddling
out nearly gets cleaned up by the boat. That was me. 1966
Paper Surfboard tv Commercial (Tom Morey) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuVWpeB-ztw&NR=1&feature
Tom Morey, now
known only as "Y" building a paper surfboard, a few years
after making the paper surfboard, he invented the Morey Boogie
Board. tommymorey: I'm
delightedto find this on here! Thank you!! It
was not years after but three years before? the boogie. I
built the board from their cardboard and it actually surfed.
The wind was howling, a huge 1000mm lense aimed at me from
down wave. The direct says, "Go!" I
swing around, stuff, catch, pop up, crank right, trim, squat
and scoot! About
6 perfect seconds go by... trimming, dropping and then I swing
it up, over and glide to a graceful end. The guy with the
camera yells, "Any time you're ready!" Totally
missed the shot. Thereafter,? a comedy of errors. Yet still,
Al Jenkins, the producer, somehow patched together a workable
Look closely and you'll note in the closing scene I'm paddling
back out on half a board."
1966 World Contest sequence from Greg
MacGillivray and Greg Freeman's Free
and Easy (1967)
Features Jock Sutherland, reverse-fin-take-off by Leroy
Ah Chow (?) and winner Nat Young.
1966 A Trip To Honolulu 1966 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-trip-to-honolulu
Description: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of
America (USA). Title reads 'Honolulu'. GV. Exterior of Honolulu Airport building. LS.
Plane taxiing in at Honolulu. Various shots of new
buildings around Honolulu and palm lined streets. LS.
Large crowd of people gathered around to watch Hawaiian
girls dancing. Various shots of the people in streets
walking about in casual gear. Various shots of the
golfers out on the Honolulu Golf Club. They use little
GV. Hawaii and Waikiki Beach. (Comb. F.G.) Date found in the old record - 01/06/1966.
Can Women Surf? (1966)
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden in The Surf Blurb, August 5,
Surfing footage and interviews with male and female
surfers, shot mostly around Manly Beach with some rides
at Fairy Bower.
Noted interviewees include Rodney
Sumpter and Robert Conneelley.
The introduction notes that surfies
like their girls on the beach.
Beginning surfing at Avalon on Sydney's northern
beaches, Rod Sumpter won many UK and European titles,
after moving to England in the mid-1960s, and
represented the UK at world
contests in California and Puerto Rico, and for
Ireland at the 1970 titles in Australia.
Sumpter is concerned that female surfers develop muscles
in the wrong places, and would prefer not to date a
girl with arms muscles bigger than myself.
Bondi surfer and surf-shop
proprietor, Robert Conneelley won
the Australian Junior
Championship at Manly Beach in 1964
and was a regular finalist in the men's events
until he relocated to Western Australia by the
simply suggests that they should involve themselves
in more feminine activities.
One female surfer observes, accurately, I don't
think they know what they are talking about.
in a bikini riding a nice six foot wave at Fairy
Actually the Makaha ABC Invitational, Makaha, 1966.
ABC's Wide World of Sports (US television program), 1966.
Includes footage from the beach, helicopter and water shots from
a power boat.
Young (Australia) 1st, Reno Abellira (Hawaii) 2nd, Mike Purpus
David Knox (The Surf
Blurb, 19 March 2012) noted:
year of Makaha championships are wrong, I am pretty sure. The
year was 1966 and the winner, I am fairly sure, was Joey
Cabell, the other finalists included Fred Hemmings, George
Downing, Felipe Pomar and Nat. Nat
never won Makaha, senior or junior.
Matt Warshaw notes that ABC's Wide
World of Sports covered the Makaha Contest from 1962 to 1965 and
the Makaha results for 1966 as Fred Hemmings (open), Joyce
Hoffman (Womens), Reno Abellira (Juniors), Pete Peterson and
Barrie Algaw (Tandem).
The results for
1967 were Joey Cabell (open), Martha Sunn (Womens), Reno
Abellira (Juniors), Bob Moore and Patti Young (Tandem).
- Warshaw: Encyclopedia
(2004) pages 357-358.
(26 March 2012), Randy Rarrick
noted: Just a little bit of history on the footage of the Makaha
Surfing event. It was a made for TV special that ABC did, because Nat
Young had been eliminated in the main Makaha event. They picked Nat because he was the reigning World Champion
and they hand picked all the other surfers so they would
have contestants from France, Peru, California and Hawaii
besides Nat from Australia. The Makaha organizers were unhappy with ABC, because it
caused confusion over the "official" event. (So, this was the ABC MAKAHA SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS - not
the REAL MAKAHA EVENT. 1967 The Hot
Generation Trailer (1967) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgisHsJZ0vw&NR=1&feature
1967 May The Hot Generation
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/Honolua
Bay. 1967 Holiday Scenes At Biarritz, 1967. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing-1/
L/S of the
beach at Biarritz, zoom in to surfer. Various shots of the surfers riding the waves. C/U of girl in bikini watching through binoculars. Various good slow motion shots of the surfers in action,
one goes under. C/U surfer's...
Holiday Scenes At Biarritz, 1967 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwm-P8Ys93Q
Noted by Timothy DelaVega in the
12 September 2016.
1967 Dick Catri's
HobieTeam 1967 Gary Propper Mimi Munro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6FH2NTalTo Rick Catri's
East Coast Hobie Team consisted of some of the hottest surfers
and was the standard by which others were measured. This
clip is from the film the Summer of '67.
by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, August 2012.
large number of East coast USA riders for Hobie Surboards, circa
1967. 1967 Surfing The Severn Bore 1967 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing-the-severn-bore/query/surfboard Gloucestershire. V.S. Canoeists prepare their boats and put on life jackets
and take to the water to go and ride with the Bore.
L.S. The canoes riding on the Bore.
M.S. Australian surf champ, Paul Saymer, carrying his surfboard
down to water.
He starts to paddle out into mid-stream.
L.S. Paul Saymer catches the Bore and rides it down river. 1967 Surfing
Contest : Batman versus Joker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlusgU-MUZ4
Batman and Joker
are both natural-footers, kneel paddling at take off on a small
wave, they then ride together against
back-projection of large and powerful Hawaiian surf
On his next wave, Batman completes a rather unsteady
spinner, and needs to employ his spray can of shark repellent
from his utility belt.*
Joker, and then Batman, ride
small left-handers to the beach, with Joker claiming victory.
Cesar Romero as The
Joker. The surfing-doubles are unknown.
*Clearly, for each encounter with evil, Batman loaded his
utility belt with items that he anticipated might be useful. For
the surfing contest he probably also carried spray-on surf wax,
sunscreen, and repellents for giant jellyfish and octopus/squid
(Fear the Kraken!)..
High on a Cool Wave (1968) http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/high-on-a-cool-wave/
Three clips from a rarely seen film by Bob Evans, like most of
his films it was has not been released on VHS or DVD.
The first two feature Nat Young, Bob McTavish and kneeboarder,
George Greenough, at Noosa Heads, Queensland.
The second records one on the outstanding days of the
Hawai'ian winter of 1967-1968 at Halewai, with host of local
and international surfers including Joey Cabell, Mike Doyle,
Ben Apia, and Nat Young.
Evans' upcoming star, Peter Drouyn, is featured on some
This is a valuable adjunct to the similar footage shot by Paul
Witzig, originally for his short Hawaii '68 (1968),
and then added as the finale of his previously released
feature, The Hot Generation (1967-1968).
Footage of the session also appeared, somewhat belatedly,
in Eric Blum's The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1969)
The Beach Boys Go Surfing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vYBQfaTBLE The Beach Boys Go Surfing at "The Ranch" Point
Conception, California. Filmed in 1968, this music video features The
Beach Boys picking out some surf boards at The Hobie
Shop on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica and then heading
up to "The Ranch" north of Santa Barbara for a day at
the beach between tour dates. They took along their friend Corky Carroll, 5
time U.S. Surfing Champion and winner of the Surfer
Poll that year who also happens to be a fine musician.
The soundtrack is
It Again, recorded at Brian Wilson's home
studio, Los Angeles, May–June and released in the US on
July 8, 1968.
It peaked at the number 20 in the US but was a number one
hit for the band in the UK and Australia.
This promotional film, directed by Peter
Clifton, was shot in Los Angeles.
Originally shot in colour, features the group driving their VW Kombi to
Hobie surf shop on Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, to collect some
new boards; all +9ft except for Al Jardine's smaller
belly-board, similar to a Boogie-board.
The stock boards include a stringer-less Corky Carroll Flex/Mini
? model, the lengths substantially longer than those found on
the racks of Sydney surf-shops in mid-1968.
After driving to The Ranch they surf with US champion Corky Carroll, who
rides aggressively on a sub 9ft board.
An alternate promotional clip was planned to feature special
guest, Beatles member Paul McCartney as a clerk, however the
idea was abandoned due to his hectic schedule.
clip first screened on BBC-1's Top of the Pops
on August 8, 22 and 29, and in September on Germany's Hits A Go Go show
on ZDF TV.
It later featured in the Peter Clifton Australian surfing
film Fluid Journey (1969).
Colour sections of the clip were later used by Clifton in his
rock-film Popcorn (1969) cut with footage of some
elite surfers and with Heroes and Villains as the
original 85 minute release included, along with the Beach Boys, songs by The
Rolling Stones, The Animals, Otis Redding, Joe Cocker and Jimi
Hendrix. The Bee Gees performed To Love Somebody, along with
less prominent Australian performers such as Johnny Farnham and
Peter Clinton is best known for
directing the Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the
Boys Heros Villians Surfing 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltXz42OT1Vg
May 1969 the Nation’s best surfers competed in the first
Australian Surfing Championships held in WA. Contest rounds were held in fine autumn conditions
with offshore winds at Scarborough (small), Margaret
River (large) and Yallingup (windy). This video features contest surfing at Scarborough,
Margaret River and Yallingup. The footage was captured on a Super 8 camera by
members of the City Beach Surf Riders club WA. Video music courtesy of Vance Burrow Yallingup. (No
Noosa News,September 1969:
The value of the prizes and trophies totals a hitherto
unheard of $1000.
Included are five surfboards ($500), 21 trophies and
cups, Levi gear, dinners, and chooks.
1st Ted Spencer,
2nd David Treloar, 3rd Peter Drouyn
Said to be Australia’s
First "Professional” Surf Contest.
Noted by PLB archive detective Ian Lording, December 2020,
reposted September 2021: Shame about the crap surf, and shame there’s no
voiceover, but it is an interesting glance at a pivotal
time. Regarding the competition - in the Sun Herald
dated September 21, 1969, an article by Midget Farrelly
tells how Ted Spencer fought it out in a close final
against David Treloar. Peter Drouyn finished third and then expressed his
displeasure by giving away his trophy, jumping in his
car and driving off. Simply, he cracked it big time,
spat the dummy and left, with possible thoughts going
through his head of a different judging system and
contest format. In another twist according to Midget, the prize
money was never honoured due to “lack of entry numbers”. Also, from the Noosa News in September 1969: “The
value of the prizes and trophies totals a hitherto
unheard of $1000. Included are five surfboards ($500), 21 trophies
and cups, Levi gear, dinners, and chooks." Yes, that read “dinners, and chooks”! The presentation was held in the park opposite the
new Noosa Post Office, and the trophies were presented
by Rick Bennet, Peter Troy and Garth Madill. A special trophy for the highest score went to one
B. Cooney. In his book A Cup Of Tea With God, Phil Jarratt
writes, “The 1969 Noosa Open, taken out by Sydney
superstar Ted Spencer, featured most of Australia's
leading surfers. By 1970 the surf contest had become secondary to
the party at Tewantin's Royal Mail Hotel, that year
featuring surf psychedelic band Tamam Shud and the event
fizzled out in a pall of thick blue marijuana smoke.”
1969 Coca Cola (Australian ad) 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNpjooEMlL8
Psychedelic Australian Coke add, featuring Australian vocal
legend, Doug Parkinson.
Noted by PLB archive detective Ian Lording, September 2021.
Some suggested Terry Fiz and Mark Warren were the surfers. More likely Ted Spencer and Wayne Lynch segments from Paul
1970 Evolution: Trailer https://vimeo.com/272393954
- noted by Gibus de Soultrait, Surfer's Journal France,
in the Surf Blurb, 10 July 2018.
Director/Camera: Paul Witzig Extra footage: George Greenough Soundtrack:Taman Shud and Tully (and
Ravell) Surfers: Wayne Lynch, Butch Cooney,Ted Spencer,
Nat Young, Midget Farrelly, Skip Frye, Ben Apia, Russell
Hughes, Keith Paull, David Nuuihwa, Reno Aberlira,
Joey Cabell, Fred Hemmings, Mike Doyle, Peter
Drouyn, David Treloar, Richard Harvey. Locations: Victoria, Sydney, France,
Morrocco/Portugal, Puerto Rico (World Titles 1968),
South Australia, Western Australia (Australian
Titles 1969, Margaret River).
1968 "SAVE OUR SURFER" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glQT1VzPEUc
British Movietone: Charles Williams wanted to go to the
Surfing Championships in Puerto Rico, but lacked the money. So, five of his fans who work in a Cornish Discotheque
are trying to raise the money for him.
Charles ride small Cornish waves on a 8ft (?) round-tail,
possibly recently modified. 1969 CORKY CARROLL
1969 Surfing 1st Smirnoff Contest Santa Cruz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g4fZzkMklo&feature
TV News clip
for the 1969 Santa Cruz 1st Smirnoff Surfing Contest 1969 Coca Cola (Australian ad) 1969 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNpjooEMlL8 Noted
by PLB archive detective Ian Lording, November 2020. Bikini clad girls
frolic on beach front spliced with footage of Wayne Lynch
and Ted Spencer from Paul Witzig'sEvolution. retrooldcommercials: Coca Cola
cinema commercial from 1969 transferred from U-Matic video
This is one of the BEST Coke commercials I've ever seen, the
psychedelic visual effects are absolutely wicket and the
soundtrack is very trippy!!!
The artist who sang the jingle for this ad is Doug Parkinson.
This commercial came from commercial director Barrie Smith's
collection. 1970 The Big
Made by the
Commonwealth Film Unit 1970.
Produced by Frank Bagnall with photography by Keith Gow and
The aim of this film is to show an international audience,
within a limited time span and in a necessarily superficial,
yet attractive manner, some aspects of Australian life.
The film pictures Australia as a brisk, exciting place where
things are happening.
The fast pace of the film creates the mood of a young country
on the move.
Bright beaches, a booming, blossoming economy, a happy people
strangely at ease in a hectic world- a place that is
interesting, unique and full of fun.
at Narrabeen (?), some in contest shirts, "Dappa" Oliver? 1968
Puerto Rico World Surfing Championships 1968 Mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAiIXSWQnEk
A mix from Paul Witig's Evolution (1970) and ABC Television
Bells Beach, 1970 ISF World Surfing Championship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnpdhyLEqU4
Heats at Bells Beach.
Men's: 1st Rolf Aurness, 2nd Midget Farrelly, 3rd Peter Drouyn.
Women's: 1st Sharron Webber.
Footage owned by Dudley Productions, Filmed by Tim Clifford. 1970 Australia: World Surfboard Riding Championships At Lorne
Beach. 1970 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAHRHTKV30G32XFCC4OMTJ388V-AUSTRALIA-WORLD-SURFBOARD-RIDING-CHAMPIONSHIPS-AT-LORNE-BEACH/query/surfboard
Finals were held at Johanna (not Lorne) and won by Rolf (not Ralph) Arness 19/05/1970 The World Surfboard Riding Championships were held
recently at Lorne Beach near Melbourne. The winner of the Men's Championship was Ralph Arness of
the U.S.A. The Championships were held at Bell's Beach, Victoria to
begin with but poor surf postponed the finals for seven days,
and finally they were moved to Lorne beach, near Melbourne. From an original entry of 82, the semi-finalists included
surfers from Hawaii, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa and Australia. The winner of the Men's Championship was 18-year-old Ralph
Arness (U.S.A.) the son of American actor James Arness (Matt
Dillon in `Gunsmoke'). Second was the former World Champion Bernard Farrelly
(Australia) and third was the current Australian Men's Champion
Peter Drouyn. The Women's title was won by Sharon Weber from Hawaii.
Peter Drouyn (Australia)
K. Downing (Hawaii)
Rolf Arness (USA)
1970 World Surfing Championships Vic 18 min
NVEExport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmQ0FKJV2RE The fifth World Surfboard Riding
Championships were held in Victoria, Australia, between May
1st and May 14th 1970. This footage features contest surfing at Bells and
Johanna beaches and includes footage of International and
Australian surfers. The action was captured on a hand held Super 8 camera
by members of the City Beach Surf Riders club WA. Video music courtesy of Vance Burrow Yallingup. (No
James Arness Surfing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G72IlBbz_Ng
Australian National Surfing Museum: In 1970 Rolf Aurness won the Surfing World Championship at
Bells Beach and his father James Arness the Hollywood actor (he
featured in the TV western drama 'Gunsmoke' as Marshall Matt
Dillon) travelled with him to Victoria, Australia. The pair surfed at Bells in the lead up to the event. This footage from John Bennett's film Blue Cool shows James
Arness surfing Bells on his Bing Foil. Video sent to PLB Newsletter by Ian “Gumshoe”
Lording, June 2021.
Also see: Australian Women's
Weekly 20 May 1970. 1970 ABC TV: Soul Surfers: Pa & Ma Bendall (1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5JETWsO3ZY This Day Tonight interviews soul surfers Pa & Ma
Bendall, who are camped at Bells Beach, VIC, Australia
The Cosmic Children : Dave Brubeck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvjdZmZv5rM
1971 marked the feature debut of Hal Jepson, who went on to be one
of America's leading surf movie producers. The Cosmic Children featured surfing in California and
Hawaii with established stars such as Hakman, Nuuhiwa, Rolf
Aurness and Barry Kanaiaupuni. 1972 Our
Day In The Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HiEaKkMUfw
Our Day In The Sun is a
surfing movie filmed in the early 1970s in Australia.
It features some of the best surfers of that era: Nat Young,
Wayne Lynch, Ian Cairns, Mark Richards, David Treloar and many
It was filmed by Phil & Russell Sheppard and Bruce Usher.
For more surfing videos to www.walkcycle sydney.com.au and click
on the video gallery in the Home Menu.
DAVID NUUHIWA Rainbow Bridge Rainbow Bridge (1972) - Cool to see David Nuuhiwa, Barry
Kanaiaupuni, Herbie Fletcher, Mike Hynson and Jimi Hendrix all
featured in the same movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI48bA9-Fh0 1971 Pacific
Vibration??02 / like woodstock on a wave / rare surf movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg2Eva50vJA
(1971), John Severson.
Surfing on various craft: rubber raft, belly boards, surf ski.
canoe, board with chair, surfing dog, surfmats, kneeboards, body
surfing (the Wedge), Makaha backwash.
McAlister on his surf ski.
surfing feet first ride.
02:33 Jeff Hakman
rides left at Huntington, an on-board shot simulating a
collision with the pier. 1971 Pacific
Vibration??05 / like woodstock on a wave / rare surf movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFG6XrTJhKw
(1971), John Severson.
Barger or Tom Warren (goofyfoot) on a red finfless Bing Auga
board, multiple 360s on left, at Trestles?
Nuuhiwa, Twin fin Fish(es) ?, Huntington lefts?
Carroll, dark red Hobie Twin fin, lefts, kneel paddles.
Sea of Joy Trailer (1971) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHksWGeklUA Sea of Joy, a film by Paul Witzig.
Staring Wayne Lynch, Nat Young and Ted Spencer and many more.
Filmed in Australia, Mauritius, South Africa, Oahu and Kauai.
Original soundtrack by Tully.
Avalable now on DVD from select stores and WITZIG.COM.AU
Tully - Sea of Joy, Part 1 [Official Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xsr65xjLag
Note: 02:35 Nat Young on 8ft yellow round-tail, Africa? Tully: I Feel the Sun
From "Sea of Joy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-vuyRmEvuU Ted Spencerand Wayne Lynch,
1971 WAYNE LYNCH
WILD WEST COAST EARLY SEVENTIES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnSfqlVSag4
surfing in the seventies in the west australia desert.
He is riding an 8ft Pat Morgan pintail keel finned surfboard. 1972
Morning of the Earth (1972) http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/morning-earth/
Three clips: Just give me sunshine: David "Baddy Trealor and
others at Angourie and the Wilderness Surfboards "factory." The first Uluwatu afternoon : Rusty Miller and
Steven Cooney in Bali. Winter in Oahu: Gerry Lopez, Terry Fitgerald,
Barry Barry Kanaiaupuni, and others at Sunset Beach, Ohau. And
Nat Young surfing for Morning of the Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRJu4KjATKA ISLAND MAGIC 1972
Rare Surf Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3dvgWOSrO8 early 1970s surf film by John Hitchcock.... starring Dick
Brewer, Owl Chapman, Jackie Baxter, Buddy Boy Kaohi, Gerry
Lopez, Jimmy Lucas, Sam Hawk & Joey Cabel 1972 Rare
Interviews with John Severson and Tom Blake - 1972 Australian
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb,
15 July 2013.
The importance of Blake's remarks was noted by Gary Lynch in May
Excerpts from Pacific Vibrations (1971) are listed
Most probably produced by the ABC, the interview begins in the
offices of Surfer Magazine where the editor, John Severson,
discusses his recent film, Pacific Vibrations, released in
1971 and the issues of crowds, ecology, developments in surfboard
design, and the beginnings of professional surfing.
This is followed by a brief commentary by Tom Blake, shot on a
beach, (3.03-4.00) and closes with footage of Sunset Beach from
Blake's contention that surfing originated in Africa in
pre-history was probably influenced by Ben Finney's article
Surfboarding in West Africa, published in Wiener
Volerkundliche Mitteeilungen in 1962.
Whereas Finney concluded that surfboarding in West Africa and
Oceania was invented independently, Blake suggests that surfing
substantially pre-dates the Polynesian occupation of the Pacific.
Note that it is probable that significant surfing skills were one
of the necessary pre-conditions for the success of this vast
3.03 Title: Mr. Thomas Blake The surf is still the same ... since one million years ago. Um, which gets us into the antiquity of surfing. I feel that the early Hawaiians brought it to its highest
point of development, but they did not by any means originate
the sport. I think that it dates back (in)to the East coast in Africa
long before the time of Christ. The Polynesians developed the sport very highly there, and
it became a national pastime. It was indulged in by men, women and children; and
especially by the royalty who had all the times and the means to
develop it. When Captain Cook came to the islands in 1778, he found a
sport that was highly developed and a national pastime. From that time on the Hawaiian race began to diverge in
their interests, very soon the sport was forgotten by commercial
pursuits, and war mostly. By 1900 the sport had almost died out. By that time Waikiki was a small village, palm trees, and
was not as big as today, by any means - a beautiful spot
then, although I didn't get there until 1924. Surfing had made a come-back by that time, it was well
established, especially the Kahanamoku family had a great hand
in it, mainly Duke. He put the surfing idea into my head and the surf-riding,
it was like Heaven to me, and I wanted to pass the word onto my
friends in California, so I wrote the first book on it. 1973
ABC TV: Torquay, 1973. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPNAXZ7pmgo
ABC TV's Weekend Magazine visits Torquay in the early 70s to
find out more about the surfing culture, David
Hill reports. Noted by PLB’s Honorary Archive Detective, Ian Lording. Some surfing, Interviews, surfboard manufacture
(Klemm-Bell), Rip Curl wetsuits, Torquay Hotel, leather
Crystal Voyager (1973) http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/crystal-voyager/
Three clips: Learning from fish.
An integrated sequence of George Greenough shaping and
finishing a fin and surfriding a black railed spoon (Velo V
?) in California, followed by Greenough riding at Lennox
Head (?) on a a red railed spoon (Velo III ?) intercut with
his on-board camera shots.
Note the free-fall drop ("getting-air"?) at 00:35, good enough
to be repeated at 00:52.
One wave, one surfer.
Ritchie West on a short surfboard and George Greenough on a
black railed spoon surfing in California, with many deep tubes
This is followed by film of Greenough preparing his sailing
ship, the Morning Light, for a trans-Pacific voyage
and footage of Nat Young at Rincon on a Pat Morgan Surfboards
End sequence of George Greenough's Echoes, with
music by Pink Floyd. 1974
A Winters Tale Pt 2 - 1974 Midget Farelly, Frank Latta, John
Spence, The Misty Islands, Terry Fitzgerald https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hilJ4wwcyDI
Sections from Steve Core's A Winters Tale (1974)
Opens with footage of Australian Pipeline
(Wreck Bay-Black Rock) 1974 SurfAbout 1974 https://vimeo.com/204513295 Produced by Albert Falzon for Coca-Cola.
May 1-7, 1974.
Narrabeen and Fairy Bower.
1st Michael Peterson- $3,000 first prize
3rd Nat Young 1974 Old Spice UK
TV ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-IlJMQMIU
Cut with early
1970s professional footage from Hawaii, with several water
Jeff Hakman, Rory
Noted by Jeremy
30 January 2012. 1974
U.S.A.: Reno Abellira Becomes First Hawaiian To Win Smirnoff
World Surfing Championships. 1974 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAAVA1IVGBRG8LTLGYVQYOBUU0Q-USA-RENO-ABELLIRA-BECOMES-FIRST-HAWAIIAN-TO-WIN-SMIRNOFF-WORLD/query/surfboard
Thirty-five of the world's best professional surfers gathered
at Waimea Bay, near Honolulu, Hawaii recently for this year's
Smirnoff World Surfing Championships. Five thousand spectators turned out expecting the
favoured Australians to win the title for the fourth time. But
they were no match for the 5 foot, five inch Hawaiian surfer
Reno Abellira on the giant 20 to 35 feet high surf. Abellira had never previously won a world-class event and
baat his compatriot Jeff Hakman by a mere half point. It was
Hakman's third consecutive second place finish in the Smirnoff
Championships. The only Australian to figure in the top placing was
Peter Townend, who came fourth. On one of this rides he
experienced a "wipe-out" on the His comment: "Never been so
scared in my life." The total prize money for the Championships was over GBP
4,000 sterling (11 thousand US dollars), of which Abellira
received about GBP 2, 000 sterling (5 thousand US dollars). SYNOPSIS: Huge waves crashing across Waimea Bay, near
Honolulu, Hawaii were the "playing field" for the recent sixth
annual Smirnoff World Surfing Championships. Five thousand
spectators turned out expecting the Australian competitors to
expecting the Australian competitors to win. But the giant
surf favoured the hawaiians, with fie men in the finals. Reno
Abellera of Honolulu thrilled the crowed with spectacular
forty miles per-hour rides across the huge waves. The lead changed as another Hawaiian, Jeff Hakman,
made several near-perfect scoring rides in his nine-foot long
surfboard. Surfing experts agreed it was the biggest surf ever
for any contest anywhere in the world. And it was hard to ride
- as fourth place finisher Peter Townend of Australia learned
in this "wipe-out". He said he'd never been so scared in his
life. Six women competed in the Championships, but
failed to make the finals. Here Laura Ching shows the form
that won her one thousand dollars for the best performance by
a women. During the finals the waves became bigger and
wipe-outs more spectacular. Surfboards broke and injured some
contestants. Hawaii's Abellira, who had never previously won a
world-class event, defeated compatriot Hakman by half point.
It was Hakman's third consecutive second place in this event. Back on the beach, Abellira receives his prize money -
and a kiss from his wife. 1974
Hawaii: Surfers Prepare For 1974 Pro-Am Championships 1974 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA13TSQ4MU0FPSGDIVQGMZ15JIG-HAWAII-SURFERS-PREPARE-FOR-1974-PRO-AM-CHAMPIONSHIPS/query/surfer Australian surfers are expected to maintain their
dominance of top-class surfing during the Pro-Am championships
in Hawaii later this month ( 18- 30 ) November. Australian surfers have won three out of the last five
championships. Thirty of the top men's surfers int he world will
compete. For the second year ladies will be competing against them
for the $ 11,000 (about 4,700 sterling) prize money. About thirty men and six ladies will gather on the island
of Ohau. They will come from Peru, Tahiti, the United States,
South Africa and Australia. Already, some of the top surfers are on the island
practicing in what is regarded as the largest rideable surf in
the world. They include last year's winner, Ian Cairns from
Australia and his top challenger, Hawaiian Jeff Hakman. 1974
Forgotten Island of Santosha 1974. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44zHIjQ4llE The film focused largely on Tamarin Bay, a perfect wave that
became a symbol of escapism.
The spot had been surfed since the early 1960s, but the epic
8-10ft swell featured in the film captured the attention of
the surfing world. 1974 Australia: Surfing Santa Visits Sydney Children. 1974 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA4N3515PQ9OQU88G1I0GQIJ42G-17-DECEMBER-1974/query/surfboard Juveniles on Coolite boards in opening scenes.
Santa Claus, having set out from his North Pole home with sleigh
and reindeer, had swapped his traditional transport for a
surfboat by the time he reached Australia this week.
Hawaii: Hawaiian Beaches Continue To Be The Surfing Meccas Of
The World .. And Encourage A Way Of Life Which Is Dominated By
The Size And Shape Of The Waves. 1976 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA1Z9QUNCY1PMNC7MUGO4SYA72F-HAWAII-HAWAIIAN-BEACHES-CONTINUE-TO-BE-THE-SURFING-MECCAS-OF-THE/query/surfer The Hawaiian Islands continue to dominate the surfing
world. The sun soaked beaches of Hawaii? Description The Hawaiian Islands continue to dominate the
surfing world. The sun soaked beaches of Hawaii are the meccas
of surfers of all ages from all countries. Life on the main islands is almost completely
dominated by the size and shape of the waves. For many the day starts with the first surf report
on the radio. That determines which beach the surfer will head
for. In Hawaii, his choice is made harder by the fact
that there are several beaches that provide the world's most
challenging surf daily. Whether it be the tourist packed Waikiki Beach,
under the shadow of famous Diamond Head, or the mighty swells
of Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay .. or the chilling rides of the
shallow, coral bottomed Banzai Pipeline. The surfers are in the water from sun up till long
past sun down. The long Hawaiian twilights mean that the last
wave may be caught well into the night. Even the fact that the book "Jaws" has reached the
top of the Hawaiian best sellers list, doesn't discourage the
surfers. For the surf bums, and there are thousands of them
in Hawaii, a surf board, good waves and sunshine represent all
that life is worth living for. 1976
DUKE KAHANAMOKU 1976 Surfing Contest Larry Bertlemann http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0J8oBd9N_c&feature=relmfu
part of the
1976 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships
starring Larry Bertlemann 1976
Go for it ! Larry Bertlemann + others = Rare Surf Movie - 1976 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8tUzieWV2U The Hang Ten American Pro Surfing Championship + Tony Alva +
Ventura Skate 1976
Usa: Top International Surfers Show How Its Done In Hawaii --
Venue For Next Month's World Championships. 1976 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVAIPJE7VL6FXF9ZEAP01DTBG9X-USA-TOP-INTERNATIONAL-SURFERS-SHOW-HOW-ITS-DONE-IN-HAWAII-VENUE/query/surfer Top international surfers will be displaying their talents
in Hawaii next month when the world championships begin at the
North Shore beaches of Oahu Island on November the 15th. SYNOPSIS: Favourites for the major titles are the
Australians, who took all the top races in last year's
championships -- also held in Hawaii, considered the best place
in the surfing world for the biggest waves. Australia has in the
past produced the biggest number of international winners --
it's a favourite sport there, with its warm sunny climate and
most of its 13 million population living around the coast. This year's championships carry a top prize of 5,000
U.S. dollars for the main event, with 48 competitors already
entered .. including the national champions of Japan, Tahiti,
Peru, Brazil, the United States itself, Australia, New Zealand
and South Africa. This year will be the eighth world championship in
the Smirnoff Pro-Am series organised by the vodka-distilling
company. This year sees a new event -- a special 'super heat'
with seven women surfers competing for prize money of almost two
thousand U.S. dollars. Meanwhile tension is increasing across
the surfing world as the top riders seek to do battle with each
other next month -- at up to forty miles an hour (64 kilometres
per hour) on waves as high as fifty feet (15 metres). 1977 The History Of Australian Surfing 1977 to 1984 By Nat Young
Part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JGlAz2n93E
Overview of competitive surfing (Stubbies and Bells) and board
design including MR Twin-fin, Simon's Thruster, Cheyne Horan's
Winged-keel, and the return of the Malibu.
On the rise of female surfers, Nat comments: Girls' surfing
has really come a long way. Over the past ten years, their
style has developed more than any other group, to the point
where they are no longer an embarrassment in competitive
surfing. 1977 Hot to Trot (1977) http://aso.gov.au/titles/shorts/hot-to-trot/clip1/ A cartoon adventure featuring Captain
Goodvibes, the pig of steel, and his sidekick Astro, is
presented here in its entirety.
Athough Goodvibe's creator, Tony Edwards,
has described the film as "a fiasco," once the arty-farty stuff is
out of the way, Vibe's noseriding is hot. 1977
Kauai Heaven 1977 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNY3_0nZpcA
shore of Kauai in the 70's was a quiet, laid back, uncrowded
friend captured that spirit when he visited me here in 1977.
Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surfblurb,
4 September 2012.
14 minutes 1977 MP (Michael Peterson) surfing Winki Pop 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DluuPTJNs3E&utm Excerpt from rarely seen 16mm film of the late Michael
Peterson (MP) surfing Winki Pop (Bells) in autumn 1977. Shot by Don Norris (aka Mr. RealSurf) Noted by Jeremy in the Surfblurb, March 2019. 1977 Cactus 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H34c_aNekDs Terry O'Grady: Old Super8 film of Cactus Beach Surfari taken in
North Shore Hawaii 1977
Filmed & edited by Ross Myers
Interesting footage from Sunset Beach (Duke Contest?) and Pipeline
with a host of hot surfers along with a selection of still
photographs from the period.
Note that in large surf few are using a leg-rope, and Bobby Owens
has the foot-strap on the front foot? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6FMWhSRrHY 1977 Great 1970s Surfing Footage - Australia 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvkcNfSJ2LY
British Movietone: Summer 'down under'
the surfboards are polished up and the cult of surfing fills the
beaches. Our cameras take a look at the waves from a surfer's point
Short clips of Sydney beach breaks and water footage at Fairy
Bower, some wetsuits and leg-ropes. 1977 Australia: Australian Youth And Hawaiian Girl Take
Australia's National Surf Titles. 1977 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA3J94JJNGJ5J9P5K94F4ANDOO7-AUSTRALIA-AUSTRALIAN-YOUTH-AND-HAWAIIAN-GIRL-TAKE-AUSTRALIAS/query/surfer 19/04/1977 INTRODUCTION: A young Sydney surfer, Simon Anderson,
confirmed his youthful promise when he won the men's title at
the Australian National Surf titles at Bell's Beach, Victoria on
Sunday (17 April). The women's title went to the brilliant
Hawaiian girl, Margot Oberg. SYNOPSIS: The surf was flat and unpredictable on the final
day, but the competitors achieved a number of spectacular runs. Simon Anderson had twice won the Australian junior title
but had no previous wins as a senior. He started a seven-to-one
outsider but came through strongly for the title and a four
thousand dollar prize. One of the fancied foreign visitors was South African Shaun
Thomson. He looked impressive during both rounds and finally
shared second place with Peter Drouyn of Queensland. They split
a 2,500 dollar prize. The class performer of the tourney was the hawaiian girl
Margot Oberg, who had already won a cluster of big titles before
earning the 1,000 dollars first prize here. Lyn Boyer, another Hawaiian, found the surf docile compared
to the walls of seething water she rides back home. And though
Lyn handled every wave she met with easy grace, she had to
settle for second place behind her formidable compatriot.
Altogether Bell's beach had never been mastered by such a
line-up of surfing talent.
1978 peter berry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_VsLwfwNxo
Footage of Maroubra knee-boarder, Peter Berry, riding some
of his designs in the late 1970s.
If it is (Peter Berry), he passed away on
Wednesday 13th September 2017 from a stroke.
Image: Surf [Aust] November 1977 Volume 1 Number
At North Narrabeen beach, Sydney, a searing 42-degree(Celsius)
drew thousands to the Golden-Breed-Pepsi Professional Junior
championship -- and there were so many people in the water that
riders had a hard time clearing a path.
The waves weren't as big as usual -- but the competition was
thrilling, with the youngsters showing all the skills of their top
These boys have a surfboard in their hands before they can read or
write -- and the surf is their first love.
J. Engel, of Queensland, edged out C. Horan, of New South Wales,
with R. Marshall , New South Wales, third. Top prize was $500 (
Aust ) and the first 10 placegetters took home more than just
Australia: Unknown 19-Year-Old Student Actor, Larry Blair,
Has Surprise Win In Sydney Surfing Contest. 1978 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVADK9ZQZ3XWIP7AWVIX350ZED30-AUSTRALIA-UNKNOWN-19-YEAR-OLD-STUDENT-ACTOR-LARRY-BLAIR-HAS/query/surfboard 24/04/1978
In the biggest upset in surfboarding history, a 19-year-old
student actor, Larry Blair, has toppled some of the world's
best surfboard riders to win the "Sydney Surfabout" contest. SYNOPSIS: The young unknown defeated 84 competitors
from all over the world to reach the final of this premiere
surfing event. His prize was a purse of 9,000 Australian
dollars (GBP5,500). There was excellent surfing throughout the competition.
Here Michael Peterson, who has been unlucky in this year's
surfing competitions, faces up to a challenge from another
newcomer, Kevin Davidson, from Sydney. Peterson failed to
find the waves to beat Davidson who has never entered a
professional contest before. The huge crowd watching from the shore was treated to
some exhilarating surfing throughout the three days' heats
from many of the finest surfers in the world. But it was when Larry Blair made his appearance the
fireworks began. He was matched against one of the sport's
top men, Wayne Lynch in the final. Blair's performance held the crowd spellbound and was
all the more startling as he won the final on a broken
surfboard. It snapped in two when he wiped out badly on his
third wave, but he continued on the same board. On his eight
wave, he slotted deep into the "tube" and emerged after six
seconds. Later he discussed his win. His prize, beyond the glory of being the first surfer
to come from obscurity to win an international event, was a
handsome cash award. Blair, from the Sydney beach suburb of
Maroubra, said he'd give a large proportion of it to his
mother for all the help she had given him. His surprise win
puts him straight into eighth place in the 1978 world
surfing rankings. 1978
South Africa: Shaun Tomson Wins Gunston 500 International
Surfing Contest For Sixth Time. 1978 https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA7IR5PM62BFX2RGMTD23242GCD-SOUTH-AFRICA-SHAUN-TOMSON-WINS-GUNSTON-500-INTERNATIONAL-SURFING/query/surfer Surfing...and South Africa's Shaun Tomson won the ninth
Gunston 500 International surfing competition near East
London, South Africa on Sunday (16 July). SYNOPSIS: The competition, -- held this year off Nahoon
Beach, East London, attracted a large crowd of spectators.
Surfing in South Africa has grown increasingly popular since
the first Gunston International in 1969. A large number of
foreign surfers turned up for the event, including Wayne
Bartholomew from Australia, the current leader of the World
Professional Circuit. The highlight of the Gunston International, is
the final for the professional contest which this year
brought together two-old rivals -- Shaun Tomson of South
Africa and Wayne Bartholomew Tomson -- who has won the Gunston five times -- is one
of South Africa's top surfers. Bartholomew -- nick-named "The Rabbit" -- has
had a good season. He won the Stubbiest Surfing Championship
in Australia earlier this year, and heads the world circuit
on points. The final produced some exhilarating surfing.
Wayne Bartholomew went first. But it was the South African who made the most
of the surf, and secured the first prize of 3,000 Rand
(1,900 pounds Sterling.) Later he commented on how he felt
after winning the competition yet again. 1979 Worlds first
windsurfing hydrofoils 79'/80' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tst5dTveO8
Joop Nederpelt in ´71 with a windsurfer board, late
´70's he was using a Mistral board. 1979
Palm Beach Alby Thoms ASO
Curator’s notes by
Paul Byrnes The overlapping sound design marks the film’s stylistic
ambition, to create a sense of restless energy, where
stories interconnect and overlap — perhaps influenced by
Robert Altman’s Nashville, which
came out in 1975 – although the film was in planning
from as early as 1973. Low-budget origins are apparent in the ragged
sync-sound. Clip 1 https://aso.gov.au/titles/features/palm-beach/clip1/ Paul (Bryan Brown) looks for work in a surfboard
with the sander], as
Nick (Nat Young) and his friend Joe (Ken Brown) are
there trying to score some LSD. Joe (smoking a cigarette!) and Nick discuss the surf
conditions with the polisher before Joe asks about the
availability of "psychedelics." Private investigator Larry (John Flaus) asks
policeman Eric (John Clayton) if he has any leads on a
Nick and Joe visit Wick's Surf Shop in Collaroy still
searching for LSD; a couple of highly polished McCoy
rounded pins are foremost on the racks and Joe stops to
admire a Mark Richards board before the conversation meanders over surfing
conditions and surfboards (the MR) before drugs are
Clip 3 https://aso.gov.au/titles/features/palm-beach/clip3/ Private eye Larry (John Flaus) gets the news that Leilani
(Amanda Berry) has been found. As surfers take to the early waves at Palm Beach, fugitive
Paul (Bryan Brown) wakes up in his hideout on the cliffs, as the
police close in.
Thoms authored the excellent Surfmovies, published in
2000. 1980 Mediterranean
wave ski surfing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGCxUixjvg
One of our
first video, 25 years ago. Must choose, either we have big
waves .....and no cameraman due to rain, or small waves and
sun, bad luck !
Mark Richard's Tooheys New Beer Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGM1GVFm694
Written & Produced by Mojo Advertising Agency
Founders: Alan Morris & Allan Johnston
Sung by: Allan Johnston 1981 Guinness ad Big Wave - Full ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6gUdOoVic Original surfer Guinness ad from 1981.
Music composed by Bill Whelan. Voice over Tony Allan. 1983
SCOTT HAWAII BodyBoarding CLASSIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83gdJtZKHsc 1985
Throwback: Harken Hydrofoiling Windsurfer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcjhu190U3A 1984
Pipeline Masters 1984 Pt 2 Mark Richards Tom Carroll Michael
Ho Shaun Thomson Joey Buran ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBy8HXG4LJY Pipeline Masters 1984 Part 2 4th annual Pipeline Master Mark
Richards Tom Carroll Michael Ho Shaun Thomson Joey Buran Mark
Ochillupo Gerry Lopez Ronnie Burns Max Medeiros Dane Kealoha 1985 The 1985 mini-documentary on the Morey Boogie board https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B8DFLMbJ0k Mini-Documentary on the Morey Boogie Bodyboard and its
inventor, Tom Morey. Features an interview with Tom Morey and comments from
pro-bodyboarder Ben Severson. Includes footage from the 3rd Morey International Contest
at Pipeline (Dec 1984) and additional Hawaiian footage featuring
Ben Severson, Keith Sasaki and others. Originally broadcast in 1985. 1986 Morey Boogie
Body Board Commercial, 1986 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JWKNZEFVY&NR=1&feature Morey Boogie
Body Board Commercial 1986. 1986? The History Of Australian Surfing, By Nat Young (70's) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zOTNzKOh2M Twenty First Century c2000 Palos Verdes
Surfing Club, early days remembered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU8s3B0PM4M
Noted by Jeremy
Surfblurb16 Jan 2012 c2000 The Fathers of
the German Surf Scene - Väter des Wellenreitens - English
subtitled Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBa1ensvkK0
The men in
"father of surfing" the retirement age have long since reached
or almost at first glance they appear to be close to their
fellow peers to differ, but there is a fascinating feature.:
dedicated their lives to surf.
documentation, they reflect her unique life and tell of the
beginnings of the German wave riding. They identify themselves
only by the shooting, that they are the ones who were "the first
surfers in Germany and that there is not time before the sport
and the associated way of life in Germany was ...
Only when the
Sylt lifeguards among them the now 81-year-old Uwe wire (born
1927) in the mid 50s had their first bulky solid wood boards to
save water, you could talk to law of surfing in Germany. They
started the first surf in the North Sea trials, knowing that it
was the sport to other continents for decades and it was in its
original form in Polynesia before nearly 4,000 years.
Hooked on water
and waves were beginning the 60 years, the somewhat younger
colleagues by Uwe Jens Körner wire (born 1944), Falk Eitner
(born 1942), Gaston Surtmann (born 1939), Dieter Behrens (born
1939) and his brother Uwe Behrens (born 1940). Day after day
they amused themselves with the more playful not exactly ideal
for surfing the DLRG rescue boards.
Only one report
in the former Reader's Digest, an advertisement or an article in
Der Spiegel, because the men disagree today, made the squad of
young lifeguards aware that surfing in America and Australia,
but also in France had long since become a mass phenomenon.
It wanted to see
with my own eyes and decided to go with the car 2000km to
Biarritz in France. Everyone was fascinated by the virus and
surfing, from now on, plugged in completely. Following this
"trip was the first real" surfboard bought and the history of
surfing in the "good old Germany began. With self-shot Super 8
original recordings and photos from this time, the film
documents the optimism of the first surf trip from Germany Sylt
in a new exciting world of surfing and wave riding shows the
first experiments on the island.
are marked by sympathetic naiveté, but also describe the first
personal achievements and experiences and on the board. It comes
from the film without explaining spokesman. Instead, a complex
determined original sound collage of witnesses, such as Former
windsurfing pro Jürgen Hönscheid and the protagonists
themselves, the storyline.
In the course of
the film the men realize the importance of surfing in her life.
At the same time they need to realize that surfing inevitably
come with age, reaching its limits. Thus, the film documents not
only the most fascinating water sports in general and its
philosophy, but also describes the growing old in one of its
most beautiful forms ..." SURFING
media often notes the sufing skills of dolphins, seals occupy a
mid-point between them and humans.
They are able to
surf the internal circular wave energy (like a dolpin) and plane
on the wave face like a body surfer.
illustrated by Sammy the Seal at Steamers Lane in Bruce Brown's
The Endless Summer (1966).
c2000 Surfing Seals
@ Galapagos Pipeline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjJZnRCOn2U Stoked seals
in the line up waiting for some hollow tuby waves produced by
a nice clean swell. Hang loose! c2000 seal surfing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXDxHgzZrdw Real.
Seal surfs boat
wake to be fed a fish. c2000 Surfin Seal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTYMouJTpXc&feature
A seal we saw
enjoying the surf at Ethels Wreck in Yorks (Yorkshire ?)
Dolphins @ Jeffreys Bay- BBC Dolphins: Deep Thinkers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWauuX_1KH8
dolphins clip from the 2003 BBC 'Wildlife on One' episode
Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. The educational clip narrates that the maintenance of
social bonds in complex animal societies such as dolphins and
humans may be the explanation for why both dolphins and humans
exhibit 'play' behaviors into adulthood and full maturity. Footage is from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. AFAIK this
special was never broadcast in the United States.
footage sourced from George Greenough's Dolphin Glide,
(2005?). c2000 Moko the
surfing dolphin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaYTAjcyJsg&feature
Moko with his
chin on this surf board and showing us how it's done. The father
of this family in the video never did get his board back . Moko
last seen heading out to sea."
offensive boogie board from the line up. 2003 Malibu Legends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-3jXE85gMU
Posted to the Surf Blurb by Bob Purvey, August 2019. In 2003, the best of the best met at
Malibu for an expression session. They included (in no particular order), David Nuuhiwa,
Jericho Poppler, Nat Young, Steve Bigler, John Baker, Angie
Reno, LJ Richards, John Peck, Robert August, Rabbit Kekai,
"PT" Peter Townend and Jackie Baxter. Made exclusively for NoseRiders. 2005
Aloha Scooby-Doo! - Openning 10 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OZLEczfc6o The gang travels to Hawaii on a free trip from a
surf-and-beachwear company called "Goha Aloha" thanks to Daphne,
whom the company wants to design some new swimwear for them.
The gang also goes there to see the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna
However, the contest used to only be open for the natives and
not for mainlanders, but now the mayor has made it open for
Many locals are angry because of this, especially Manu Tuiama, a
beefcake local surfer, and his friend, Little Jim. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha,_Scooby-Doo! 2009
SOUTH PACIFIC - BIG WAVES SUPER SLO MO https://vimeo.com/169970573 Promotion for BBC documentary, featuring Dylan Longbottom. Geese
Surf Glenwood Wave @ 25,500 cfs!! (Original) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQfSx6zEey0
- noted by the editor, the Surf Blurb, 10 July 2018.
This is the original video of the infamous surfing geese. I was filming some kayakers surfing at the Glenwood
Springs Whitewater Park when I saw this group of geese
floating toward the wave. Their technique is actually pretty good; beginning
surfers could learn a lot. This was taken 6/7/11 at a 27-year high flow of 25,500
cfs. Since so many have expressed concern over the geese, it
seemed to me like they were all okay when they washed out at
the bottom. For those still concerned about the geese's safety, check
out this Discovery Channel analysis: Geese Surf Glenwood Wave Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S433Heuh-wY 2011 Philip Köster wins the PWA Wave World title in
Klitmøller, best of action! (Windsurfing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJk93q-W3Eg Heavy weather in Klitmøller in Denmark for an extraordinary
waves event. Philip Köster wins the stop and became World
Champion of waves 2011, Victor Fernandez and Ricardo Campello
complete the podium. Let's go for the best of action! 2017 Tahnei Roy: Lightning Bolt - A Pure Source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOLCJjDc1s 2018 The Greatest Rides From Maxing Cloudbreak, May 26th-27th,
2018 | SURFER Magazine Amp Sessions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzGFH7NWDIg Featuring Ramon Navarro, Billy Kemper, Landon McNamara, Kelly
Slater, Luke Shepardson, Nathan Florence, Evan Valiere, Laurie
Towner, Makua Rothman, Koa Rothman, Sai Smiley, and a handful
of other chargers. Filmed by Tarlor Curran. Edited by Alex Kilauano Music:
The Brotherhood: Face Your Fears. 2018
Makai Side: How Did We Get Here? A History of Surfing in Hawaii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4160PEhKNs
Maui Salt and Sage Magazine
Published on 9 July 2018 Hawaiian Surfing history from the beginning; covering
depictions of 18th century surfers by British artists aboard
trade ships through Duke Kahanamoku, highlights of the 20s
and 30s, Makaha and Hawaiian Culture in the 40s, the
accomplishments by the heavies in the 50s and 60s, the
innovations of the 70s, and the power surfers of the
Notably includes rare 1930s footage from Riding the
Crest, produced by Fredric Ullman Jr., Supervised
by Frank Donovan, at 08:35 2018 Greg Lui-Kwan: The Hawaii Shortboard Revolution 1966-1972 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9D5J3F1JRg Surfboard collector and surfing historian Greg Lui-Kwan hosts
this video mapping the progression of the modern Hawaii
shortboard from 1966 to 1972.
Names like Dick Brewer, Reno Abellira, Gerry Lopez, Mike
Hynson, and Bob McTavish surface in this video.
Surfboard length, belly design, rail design, and the beginning
of three fin surfboards are mentioned in this video along with
the infamous nose cavity in some of the early Rainbow
PRO Skimboarders pull off INSANE rides in PUMPING waves! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWq3SpofeCs
Pro skimboarders Blair Conklin, Austin Keen, Johnny Weber and
Jake Stinnet score insane waves/rides at Aliso in early fall
Everyone was ripping this session, hope you enjoy! 2018 Joe Quigg - Father of the Modern Surfboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbmnSOyJuAg An entertaining look back at the genius of Joe Quigg.
Chet Thomas: Duke Kahanamoku Teaser https://vimeo.com/332728425/89b79d24d7 2019
FRESH - Summer 69 Board Project - Leah Dawson, Willie Asprey
and Randy Rarick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM-BwnNoeRw&feature=youtu.be Randy Rarick-Host, Surfers: Willie Asprey and Leah
Dawson ride some classic boards of 1969 at Sunset Beach, Oahu,
Hawaii. 2020 Australian National Surfing Museum: The DY Surf Shop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHegLlYPkV4&feature=youtu.be
January 23, 2020 ANSM curator Craig Baird interviews Australian surfboard
building pioneer Denny Keogh and surfer/shaper Mark Rabbidge
about their memories of the DY Surf Shop, perhaps Sydney's
earliest surf shop?
Also see: https://www.youtube.com/user/surfworldtv 2021 Surfing In The Sixties - Mona Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iB2M9hXYoE
Surfing documentary about the surfing community of Mona Vale, on
Sydney's Northern Beaches in the mid 1960s. The surfing footage
of the 1960s was filmed by Russell Sheppard. It features a host
of excellent surfers, as well as internationally acclaimed
Midget Farrelly and Nat Young. Also featured is Bruce Channon,
editor of two surfing magazines and photographer and writer
Noted by PLB's Ian Lording. 2021 A CREATURE OF LEISURE - How One Man Changed Surf
Equipment Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytdo-inZg2M A Creature of Leisure tells the story of surf leash innovator
John Malloy. John pioneered the use of urethane cord in the surf leash
and invented the stainless-steel bearing swivel, both of which
are now standard in pretty much every leash in the world
today. While he has remained under the radar, John’s
contribution to surfing and surf equipment are now being
recognised in the documentary A Creature of Leisure, narrated
by 7-times world champion Stephanie Gilmore.
Man on Little Stick: 1965 episode of Gilligan's Island
February 20, 1965
A surfer by the
name of Duke Williams washes up on the shore and collapses,
having spent five days at sea on his surfboard. The girls fall
for Duke, played by Denny Miller, so Gilligan tries to learn how
to surf by tying his feet to Duke's surfboard. Despite their
interest in the newcomer, Ginger and Mary Ann panic when he
makes a pass at each of them. To resolve the conflict, the
castaways pretend the girls are not available. Ginger is with
the Professor and Mary Ann is with Gilligan. So, Duke decides to
leave the island and manages to depart by catching a huge wave.
The men sit around the radio, anxiously listening to news of
Duke's arrival in Hawaii. To their dismay, Duke doesn't remember
where he's been for the last two weeks, having hit a rock and