Bombora-- the Story of Australian Surfing

Bombora-- the Story of Australian Surfing

Streaming Video - 2014
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A definitive K-12 of surfing in Australia, Bombora tells the story of Australian beach culture through our surfing champions, writers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, mavericks, legends, drop-outs and drop-ins. The two-part series follows the rise of surfing and its culture in Australia, using archival footage and classic Australian music to illustrate its growing importance in Australian society in the 20th century and beyond. From the time we learnt to bodysurf, to our first attempts on boards, to Duke Kahanamoku's 1914 visit which kicked off surfing's roll to popularity, Australians have taken the surf and made it our own, spawning international legends such as Midget Farrelly, Nat Young and seven-time world champion Layne Beachley, along with global surfwear brands. Set against a changing world, Bombora follows the K-12 of surfing from its maverick early days, through three significant wars and a depression, the development of surf clubs and the ensuing battles between lifesavers and surfers, the sea-change seeking drug culture of the 1970s and its shift to a cleaner, more professional sport in the late 1980s. Bombora interviews a rich seam of Australian characters, including our first surf champion Isabel Letham, author and surfer Tim Winton, legendary surfboard shaper Bob McTavish, accidental entrepreneur and Rip Curl founder Doug Warbrick and former world champion surfers Barton Lynch and Wayne Rabbit' Bartholomew. It looks at the rise of women surfers and the explosion of Australian labels including Billabong, Rip Curl and Quiksilver, which helped to cement Australia's position as a global force in international surfing. Screen Australia/Bombora Film and Music. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Screen Australia National Interest Program. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia/Bombora Film and Music, Australia Broadcasting Corporation. Executive Producer: Screen Australia: Penny Robins, Bombora Film and Music Co: Paul Clarke. Producer: Greg Appel. Director: EP1: Paul Clarke EP2: Greg Appel. Writer: EP1: Paul Clarke, Nick Carroll, EP2: Greg Appel, Paul Clarke, Nick Carroll. DOP/Cinematographer: Anna Howard A. C. S, Helen Barrow. Narrator/Presenter: Jack Thompson. Featured People: EP1 Professor Richard Waterhouse, Nick Carroll, Ray Moran, Isabel Letham, Nat Young, Charles Snowy McAlister, Dick Evans, Gordon Woods, Scott Dillon, Patty Hurst, Bernard Midget Farrelly, David The Mexican Sumpter, Gordon Woods, John Witzig, Joe Sweeney, Bob McTavish, Tim Winton, Lynne Holmes, Bob Evans, Dick Evans, Phyllis O'Donnell, Bruce Channon. EP2 Nick Carroll, Nat Young, Bob McTavish, Wayne Lynch, John Witzig, Rob Conneeley, Tim Winton, Phil Jarratt, Nat Young, Terry Fitzgerald, Doug Warbrick, Alan Green, Shane Stedman, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Simon Anderson, Pam Burridge, Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey, Mark Occhilupo, Barton Lynch, Layne Beachley, Doug Warbrick, Paul Paterson, Beau Young.

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