Thrill of the surf

Australia, 1949

Film
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One of Australia’s national sports vividly pictured for those who live far from an ocean beach. Shows ocean beaches along the coast of New South Wales where surfing is more popular than any other sport. Its thrills include surf-boarding, surf skiing and life-savers rowing surf boats. The lifesaving clubs which exist all along the coastline have more than 13,000 rescues to their credit to date (1949).

Credits

producer

Ken G. Hall

production company

Cinesound

Language

English

Duration

00:10:10:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29520

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Beaches

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Beaches

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Aquatic sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Beaches

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - Australia - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surf lifesaving - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfboards

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Swimming

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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