Surf sail

New Zealand, 1978

Film
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Cook Strait, which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand, is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world. Three people attempt to cross the Strait, with its unpredictable conditions, tides and currents, on wind surfboards.

Credits

director

Sam Neill

producer

Tom Williamson

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:17:13:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29116

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → New Zealand - Description and travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Sailing, Single-handed

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Extreme sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sailing, Single-handed

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfboards

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Windsurfing

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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