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Introduction
These links are listed chronologically, on their approximate date of original release.
Several are inaccurate in their titles or description as uploaded.
In many cases the posted comments are trivial, are rarely informative, and  on some occasions verge on abuse.
Preference is given to early material from obscure sources, particually 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
References: film and video

Entries are in the following format:

Date
Uploaded Title
Link (for example- http://www.youtube.com/...) - please cut and paste.
"Uploaded Description (often edited)
Comments (edited)"

My Notes
00:00 Titles or featured sequences, timed.

Production Notes (usually enwikipedia.org or  imdb.com)

- Name: Source, Date (previously noted by)

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)

00:13 Waikiki Beach.
00:21 Surfboard 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.
01:06 Coconut harvest.
01:10 City scenes.
01:42 Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.
02:12 Coastal train trip.
02:19 Waterfalls.

1916
Lyman H. Howe : Hawaii: The Paradise of the Pacific
https://archive.org/details/27267_1411114866_s01_Hawaii_the_paradise_of_the_Pacific
Howe Films Co , 1916.
Sepia/colour (?)
Film from the collection of EYE (Amsterdam)

Beautifully filmed and edited travelogue about the large island of Hawaii.
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 reef.
 
06:36 Portraits of native Hawaiians

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 same wave
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 unaccredited.




c1920
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 Quitney 1 Sep 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
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 .
footage of environs.
05:40  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 wheelbarrow races.
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 newsreel.


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 Hocking/Hill Family.

Filmed 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
Lifesavers: Cryst-O-Mint Flavour (1925)
http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/lifesavers-advertisement/clip1/
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 her. It ends with an intertitle that states ‘good ain’t they huh’.


The location, note the ocean pier in the backgound, is unknown.


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 funpark.

Note the short colour version with production notes, below.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire (1926)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvUjbKUBMmo

1927
British 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.
João notes:
A documentary 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 of bodyboard.

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 website.

The excerpt 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.

The situation 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
Uploaded by 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

Part 2: Honolulu 1928 wakiki 2, Part 3: Honolulu March 1928, Part 4: Kuaui 1928.
Arthur Goodwin's 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).
See:
Hawaii 1938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0NlyGOr3tQ

00:00 Title: After languid. peaceful days on sapphire seas - Hawaii (Castle 00:05).
00:01 Ocean liner off Waikiki.
00:18 Arrival at Honolulu dock.
00:26 Title: A typical welcome , with Proverbial Ginger -- Blossom Leis
00:35 The female tourists receive/purchase leis.
00:52 Elevated (mountain?) views of Honolulu.
01:27 Elevated (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 Palace.
02:33 Beachfront hotel, shot from the water?
02:41 City buildings.
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.
03:39 Duke Kahanamoku in white shirt, dark tie and hat. (Castle 02:27)
03:51 Passengers (Goodwin?) clay-shooting aboard liner.
04:29 Fishing 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)
06:28 Outdoor hula performance with grass hut and surfboard proped against tree in background.
07:43 Laminated timber board shoulder carry to water.
08:00 Title: 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.
09:00 Canoe launch.
09:32 Duke and three others on his Australian surfski with an attempted tandem lift.
10:28 Title: The sun and trade winds are ever gentle here,
11:10  Laminated timber board shoulder from water.
11:21 Title: Expert surf riders defy the high running sea.
11:54 Duke and double tandem lift successful.
12:04 Title: Paradise in Mid-Pacific. (Castle, 08:35)

1928
Honolulu 1928 wakiki 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-qmnyTFm4
Uploaded by treeleaf8 on 31 Jan 2011
No description available.

Part 2 of Arthur Goodwin's home movies.

The specific 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).

00:00 Title: Paradise in Mid-Pacific. (Castle, 08:35)
00:08 Scenes in and around Honolulu
00:10 Hula performance with laminated timber surfboard and grass hut in the background.
00:18 Rural scenes.
00:30 Coastal scenes.
00:36 Diamond Head.
00:43 Sunset through palm trees (Castle 09:29).
00:59 Bathing at Waikiki Beach.
01:14 Surboard rider.
01:17 Title: Art dives in from the beach.
01:22 Arthur Goodwin dives in from the beach, Moana Pier in the background.
01:39 Title: Caroline floats like Ivory Soap
01:46 Caroline Goodwin bathing at Waikiki.
01:55 Title: Hawaiian Shores
01:57 Coastal scenes.
02:03 Title: 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!
03:02 The fisherman, and two naked boys, collect the catch.
03:20 Title: At night with torch and spear
03:26 Night fishing.
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
04:24 Coconut harvest.
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.
05:21 Title: Husky Husking
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 both.
06:36 Title: "A nut, a cup of coco milk and thou - -"
06:40 Young 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.

The specific content of some of these titles suggests that these were prepared by Goodwin himself.

00:00 Title: Our Trip to Hawaii 1928
00:05 Title: Diamond Head and Honolulu
Diamond Head and coastal views from an approching liner.
00:44: Title: Friends greet us on arrival
Honolulu whalf, 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.
01:46 Outrigger canoe, five crew, surfing waves.
02:05 Beach launch of large outrigger canoe with Moana Pier in the background.
02:34 Large outrigger canoe surfing wave   - shot from the end of the pier (?) towards the east.
03:09 Large outrigger canoe, nine crew and black and white dog, paddles seaward.
03:32 Surfboard riders, in the shorebreak west of Moana Pier.
Headstand, standing on one leg, ride onto the sand, beginner's (striped top) lesson.
04:46 Canoe surfing
05:27 Surfboard riding, some tandem.
06:46 Title: How it looks from a canoe.
06:49 Canoe and surfboard riding, Diamond Head in background.( ?)
08:17 Canoe paddling.
08:29 Surfboard riding, headstand.
08:37 Surfboard riders, in the shorebreak west of Moana Pier, standing surfboard beach launch.
09:04 Title: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
09:20 Surfboard riding
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 hat.
10:13 Standing surfboard beach launch with hop and dive.
11:15 Joe plays ukelele behind his head (a la Jimi Hendrix, c1968).
11:39 Coconut harvest.
13:13 Waikiki 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.

The volcano footage (06:06 to 11:27) is from Hawaii, edited by Eugene W. Castle (1938).

00:00 Title: 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 harvest
05:08 Coconut harvest
06:06 Title: Kileau - world's largest active volcano (Castle 03:30, Kileau Volcano is on Hawaii, the big island).
06:47 Title:Seen 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 alcohol)
11:57 Title: Grimshaw and Family (Honolulu?)
12:06 Aala Market (Honolulu)
12:33 Title: We say "Aloha!"
12:35 Harbour and cityscape (return to San Francisco?)
12:57 Large warships.
13:18 Title: On Into the Night
13:20 Paddling canoe at night with a flare.

1929
Life Guards at Bondi Beach (c1929)

http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/life-guards-bondi-beach/clip2/
Clip description:
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.

1929
Pioneer 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 footage.

Surfing in Britain in 1929
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo0pcuWClPQ&feature

1morebrickinthewall
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..."
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 board.
Many more shots of outrigger canoes.

"Arthur Monroe 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.
The Tode 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.
Other notable contributions of the Todes include establishment of an Aquarium at U.C. San Diego.
After Arthur's 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.
The earliest films in the Tode's Penn collection are 16mm black and white diacetate reversal, and are the best preserved of the Tode collection.

- 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 spotlighted.
Nighthawk's owner and fellow surfer was Philip Auna.

Comments:
hebneh:This film was made between Feb. 1927 (when the Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened) and April 1930 (when the Moana Hotel pier was demolished).
'Honolulu? 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.

00:02 Titles: Travellettes - On the Waves at Waikiki - Surfboarding - Hawaii - The Queen of Sports.
00:14 Moana Hotel Pier
00:18 Title: A symphony of sun and sea an comfort.
00:29 Title: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
00:38 Title: Waikiki Beach ... the mecca for all tourists.
00:56 Title: All Hawaii takes to the waves.
01:10 Title: Surfboard water polo.
01:27 Title: Thrills and spills! Surf-boarding ... the most picturesque of sports.
01:33 Solid wood boards ridden at Waikiki, shot from a surfing canoe.
02:17 Title: 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.
02:57 Title: 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.
04:11 Title: Majestic Diamond Head, an extinct volcano, graces the horizon.
04:25 Title: He rides alone!
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)
80 min  -  Documentary   -  12 December 1931 (USA)
Directors: Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood
Stars: Douglas 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.
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
1931

Surf Dancing 1931
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/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.

00:51 Opening sequence has one wave at Waikiki with surfboard riders.
Probably from Travellettes: On the Waves at Waikiki (1930), above.
The opening scene is the making of a film on a beach (Waikiki?).

The following notes are complied from:
Huang, Yunte:
Charlie Chan - The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendevous with American History.
W.W. Norton and Company
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10110, 2010.

After some 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.
The location 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.

 In 1922, 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 Duke Kahanamoku.

In 1924 Bigger's introduced the Charlie Chan chartacter into the novel, based loosley on Chang Apana (c1871-1933), a detective on the Honolulu Police Department.

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 1898.
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.

The House 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 Camel (1931)
Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Writers: Earl Derr Biggers (novel), Barry Conners, and 3 more credits.
Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers and Bela Lugosi
Also Known As: Charlie Chan in the Black Camel
Filming locations: Honolulu, Punchbowl Hill, Royal Hawaiian Hotel (2259 Kalakava Avenue, Honolulu), Waikiki Beach, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA.
Memorable quotes
Wilkie Ballou: Your theory's full of holes. It won't hold water!
Charlie Chan: Sponge is 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 here:
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-risky-ride/query/159423
The sport is called Aquaplaning but with the novel addition of being towed by an aircraft instead of a boat.
1932
Australian Screen
Farey: Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932) [Surfboard Riding, Manly Beach, NSW., 1932]

http://aso.gov.au/titles/home-movies/farey-sydney-harbour-bridge/clip6/#
Australia Screen:
A beach scene from the 1930s is captured on this home movie clip taken by Leslie Francis Farey.
People are shown lying on the beach and a group of people swim between the flags while surfers catch waves using longboards.
[For their full menu, see- http://aso.gov.au/titles/tags/surfing/?order=chrono]

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 corner.
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/
"In Hawaii, 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 white cap.
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 pelvic...

Waikiki, 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 Hawaii.

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
SHIRLEY TEMPLE GOES SURFING 1935
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0NOzyfprXk
Shirley Temple in Hawaii to work on a film. Also met Duke Kahanamoku.
 
Shirely arrives by ship and is greeted by members of the Outrigger Canoe Club, (including Sally Hale ?).
Shirley does not "go surfing."
The meeting with Duke, recorded by a widely published still photograph, is not included in the footage


1936
BMA world tour Part 3: Hawaii
https://archive.org/details/BMA_world_tour_Part_3-wellcome

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 HONOLULU

05:04:44 Coast line of Oahu from ocean (photo)

05:04:54 Diamond Head from ocean
05:05:25 Couple wearing leis on beach of Honolulu with Royal Hawaiian Hotel across bay in background
05:05:35 Departure of cruise liner from Honolulu
05:05:56 Man climbing up side of Liner as it is departing
05:06:09 Tug boat and boys diving
05:06:22 Cruise liner departing harbor
05:06:34 Scenics of Oahu (various) including shoreline."
1937

David at Punaluu / Hawaii 1937
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30QCSWl8Kas
Uploaded by CurtCowanVideo on 28 Dec 2010
This is from a home movie taken by my great uncle in 1937 on a Hawaii vacation.
Kuhao Zane commented:
Thanks for posting this. I've so enjoyed watching it and sharing it with my friends.
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 brilliant.
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 teachers.
It was not all fun and games they were the butt end of jokes and ridicule cause they did not conform.

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David Kaapu is shown replicating the ways of the ancient Hawaiians, principally fishing.
00:00 Blowhole
00:09 Title: 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.
00:11 Smiling David at seashore.
00:18 Preparing fishing net.
00:30 Casting of fishing net.
00:36 Catch collected by hand.
00:50 Net retrieved.
00:56 Fish harvested from net onshore.
00:59 David bites the head off a fish.
01:05 Octopus on David's arm.
01:14 Octopus eaten, a timber frame house under construction in the background. .
01:19 Second, smaller, octopus.
01:26 Flowers collected from a lagoon.
01:32 Flowers 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 Library.
See the online exhibit at: http://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/dorisduke

 
10:54 Title: Honolulu, HI, 1937, Getting to know the local customs
10:59 Title: Doris and the Kahanamoku family

1937
Walt 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.

imdb

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028981/
Walt Disney Productions
Cast:
Pinto Colvig - Goofy and Pluto (voice)
Walt Disney - Mickey Mouse (voice)
Marcellite Garner -  Minnie Mouse (voice)
Clarence Nash - Donald Duck (voice)
Soundtrack "Aloha Oe" (uncredited) Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Release Date: 24 September 1937 (USA)

Joel T Smith noted in December 2013:
"Goofy doesn’t quite get it together until about the 7:45 mark....
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.

enwikipedia.org
Castle Films 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 home use.

Eugene W. Castle (editor): Hawaii  (1938).

00:00 Title: Hawaii
00:03 Title: edited by Eugene W. Castle
00:05 Title: After languid. peaceful days on sapphire seas - Hawaii.
00:11 Ocean liner off Waikiki.
00:22 Arrival at Honolulu dock.
00:25 Title: A typical welcome , with Proverbial Ginger -- Blossom Leis
00:29 The female tourists receive/purchase leis.
00:56 Elevated (mountain?) views of Honolulu.
01:13 Elevated (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 Palace.
01:52 Beachfront hotel, shot from the water.
01:57 City buildings.
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.
02:27 Duke Kahanamoku in white shirt, dark tie and hat.
02:34 Title: Exotic Flowers or rare perfume
02:39 Flower display.
02:51 Coconut trees shot from elevated hotel balcony.
03:01 Native climbs coconut palm tree.
03:24 Native with coconuts.
03:30 Title: Kileau - world's largest active volcano (Kileau Volcano is on Hawaii, the big island)
03:33 Views of Kileau
03:47 Title:Seen at night, grumbling, like an angy giant
03:53 Percolating lava.
04:21 Title: The Hula-Hula danced to the rhythm of soft guitars.
05:10 Outdoor hula performance with grass hut and laminated timber surfboard standing against a palm tree in background.
05:15 Title: Famous Waikiki Beach and towering Diamond Head
05: 20 Waikiki Beach
05:41 Laminated timber board shoulder carry
05:52 Surfboard riding - First sport of Hawaii
05:54 Surfing  on laminated and hollow timber boards, canoes and water shots.
06:18 Title: Over the seas in native canoes
06:23 Canoe launch, possibly Outrigger Canoe Club member, Sally Hale, in cap..
06:43 Duke Kahanamoku on his Australian surfski with two females and another male.
06:54 Duke 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
07:19 Beach scenes
07:44 Laminated timber board shoulder carried from water.
07:51 Expert surf riders defy the high running sea
07:56 Surfboard 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.
08:35 Title: Paradise in Mid-Pacific
08:38 Scenes of beach and coconut groves.
08:47 Liner departs from whalf.
08:56 Title: "Til we meet again, aloha oe."
09:01 Liner departs from whalf.
09:05 Montage, including outdoor hula performance (repeat of 05:10)
09:20 Passengers wave goodbye to Diamond Head.
09:29 Beach sunset.
09:37 Title: Castle Films
09:40 Title: The End

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 Waves.
 
Title: Chevrolet Motors Division, General Motors Sales Corporation  presents The Leader News. Handy (Jam) Organization, (1938).
Paddle board cove at Palos Verdes circa1938.
Laminated and hollow timber boards.
Male and female riders, headstand.
For advertising purposes the female riders are featured in close ups.
Full version: Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 1) (1938)
http://www.archive.org/details/Chevrole1938

Promotional 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 deer."

Malibu, 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 from rock.

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 surfing.


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 Reinhart
00:56 Hula display - grass hut and surfboard proped against tree in background.

1939
HULA SURFING 1939
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSuZa0qxxtE
Hula Girls on surf boards in a swimming pool (California?)

1940
PINEAPPLE JUICE AD PHOTOSHOOT 1940 Surfers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TY-cdmRE8U
From the 1940 film TURNABOUT
 
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.
enwikipedia.org
Turnabout 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 album Tallulah.

Includes a beach portrait at wall with Mac's Surfboard Hire sign in the background.

See
http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=826062
Call No. PXD 1038
53. Sunbathing under the promenade, 6 October 1940 (N895)? 

1940s
SURFING 1940's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGK9qevOH8&feature
Vintage surfing from the 1940's.
1942

Australian Surf Men - In Palestine 1942
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/australian-surf-men-in-palestine/
Title: "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, Palestine"
We then see various shots of Australian soldiers putting on a lifesaving.

Australian soldiers present a march past and reel event on the beach in Palestine.

1945
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.

The first part, including the surfboard and surf skji riding is shot at Bondi.
The second section with the surfboards may be at Manly.

1946

Shark Fishing Off The Madras Coast 1946
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/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

05:58 Surfer rturns to the beach and shoulders a Hot Curl laminate with deep vee tail.
Part 1 has a short scene of La Jolla Cove:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2qVGy0bTg&feature

1947
Wooden Boards at Malibu 1947:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9sFzwMWSE
Trunk It  footage.

Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb 6 Feb 2012

Surfing: "Riders of the California Surf" 1947 Hermosa Pix
https://archive.org/details/RidersOfTheCaliforniaSurf-Assembled
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_H2cSOMcDo
Uploaded by Jeff Quitney, 26 Feb 2013.
Surfing on solid laminates and hollow boards, some prone boards and surf-mats, at Hermosa Beach, California, in 1947, in colour.
Also shows the construction of a solid laminate surfboard.

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 and shaped.
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 way nowadays.

An early report of this activity was recorded by James Alexander in 1835.

"Passing the 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.

Alexander, James Edward: Narrative of a Voyage of Observation among the Colonies of Western Africa ... 1835.
Henry Colburn, London, 1837, Volume 1.
www.googlebooks (1840 edition).
.
About fifty years later, a similar (unaccredited) illustrated report from Accra appeared in The Graphic in 1891:

"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 illustration is titled:

"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."  - page 198.

The Graphic (London, England),
Saturday, August 15, 1891; Issue 1133.
British Library Gale Document Number: BA3201451542
British Library: British Newspapers 1800-1900.
http://newspapers.bl.uk/

Importantly, the 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.
See:
Endless Summer (2 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGepvAGQ3uU
 

While Bruce 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.
The historical evidence indicates that this was not the case, and wave riding was the traditional method of returning to the beach.

The Ghana sequence also shows juveniles riding waves on small prone boards, consistent with Alexander's 1835 account (page 192).
According to 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.

The fishing boats are still in used in a similar manner in 2007, see:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/diannemurray/west_africa_07/1173285120/6.jpg/tpod.html

For recognised surfing breaks and conditions in Ghana, see:
http://www.globalsurfers.com/country_details.cfm?land=Ghana.

1947
Surfing With Plank Boards in 1947 (IN COLOR)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLWH3oS7a3A
Filmed at Hermosa Beach, California. Imagine getting hit by one of these monster...public domain.
Music from youtube audioswap: Aalborg Soundtracks

 
00:10 Titles: Hermosa Pics present an American Miniature.
Riders of the Californian Surf
Photographed with the Cooperation of the Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.
00:52 Beach volleyball
01:00 Juveniles with inflatable mats
01:05 Diving from pier
01:15 Bellyboard 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."
03:20 Paddling out
03:30 Beginner on short green hollowboard with small keel fin.
04:10 Surfing on laminates and hollows of various dimensions, designs, and colour.
04:45 Film reversed (humour)
04:48 Surfing on laminates and hollows of various dimensions, designs, and colour.
05:16 Steering by dragging one foot
06:00 Surfboards in beach break
06:45 Beginner on short green hollowboard with small keel fin.
07:11 Whitewater riding
07:55 Sunset

Also at
Surfing: "Riders of the California Surf" 1947 Hermosa Pix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_H2cSOMcDo&feature=share

Noted by Ben Marcus, emailed by Joel T. Smith, April 2013.
"He (Ben) was wondering if the shaper was Velzy, but Bing Copeland says that it is Ed Edger.
He also mentioned that the steering by dragging one foot was referred to as dipping."

1948
Surfing Maroubra Beach Sydney Australia.… 1948
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surfing-maroubra-beach-sydney-australia
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.

Surfboat carnival in huge swell and brisk off-shore wind.
Many wipe-outs, has two waves ridden by surfboard riders.

1949
Thrill of the Surf (1949)

http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/thrill-of-the-surf/clip1/
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!


 Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, 15 July 2013.

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 using their
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.
See:
1949 Jean Rouch :Surf Riding at Dakar, Senegal.

National Museumof African Art
http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/mamiwata/intro.html Mammy 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 Atlantic.
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 1949
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9aatAiQjU
Pete Peterson Performing
 
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.

Rough Sport: Wonders on Surfboards
https://youtu.be/Bd4Lhta5WXQ
These appear to be fin-less Hot Curls, possibly  and 1950

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 huge wave.
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 board.
Cataloguer's note: American commentary. https://youtu.be/Bd4Lhta5WXQ

1950
BLUE HAWAII cartoon 1950
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkpIYh3wzEY&feature=related
Classic sing along Hawaiian Cartoon 1950.

imdb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149906/
Comments
Origianlly 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 featured.

1950
Over The Sea To Honolulu 1950c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TBAqaNWv-s&feature
A cruise to Honolulu, Hawaii around 1950.

06:00 Outrigger canoes, laminated and hollow timber surfboards and surf-ski, ridden standing at Waikiki.

enwikipedia.org
James A. FitzPatrick
American 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/
https://youtu.be/Bd4Lhta5WXQ
These 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 huge wave.
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 board.
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 surfboats.
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.

Double surf-skis, surfboats and 16ft hollow boards at Manly and several waves at Fairy Bower.


1954
Meet The Family: TV Pilot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7-BJt-mMyM&list=UUSS5dxNuo9x2iGHPL7r-NPQ&index=1&feature=plcp
Surf Blurb,  9 October 2012.
Scott 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 films: starrphoto@barfoot.com.

1955
Surfing Makaha Bay in 1950s by Warren Miller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szm2wL-JnYY&feature
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.

Very 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.[1] 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
Includes some shots of the boards in transit and action footage with some Australian hollow board riders.

1956
Winter Sports Hawaiian Style, 1956
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwRTIqy0-_U
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/
Clip 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 for home.

A children's program with surf beach scenes, possibly at Newport on the Northern Peninsular.
04:450 The family prepare to enter the surf, the young boy using a surfoplane.
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 featured.


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 Surfblurb, 29 October 2013.
Sequence from Bruce Brown's first release, Slippery When Wet (1958)

1957
Queensland Playground

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 Queensland. 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


1959
Kemp Aaberg, Rincon,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsqubzpsTz0
Two waves.
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.

1959
Where the Mountains Meet the Sea (Part I)
https://archive.org/details/Wherethe1959
Executive Producer: Richard Atkinson. Producer and Director: Ed Woodworth
Concord Company, 1959.
Sound, colour
Introduces the city of Santa Monica, showing its amenities and the lives of its residents.
A great snapshot of life in coastal California at the end of the 1950s.



06:36
Car with surfboard enters Malibu Colony with one wave of a surfboard rider in the shore break.





12:48
Beach beauty and photographer, surfboard next to lifeguard tower
.





1959
Hawaiian Eye : Opening Credits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWgT43pWB4U&feature
Introduction has several of  the stars (Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley ?) riding boards at Waikiki.
Hawaiian Eye  ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on ABC.

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.
00:45 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.
1960

The Hawaiian Cottage - Cherry Hill, NJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk0qXTDZwB4
The Hawaiian Cottage (1938-1978)
Polynesian themed 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).

Definitely not 1869, at the latest 1962, and surfing footage is most likely at Sunset Beach.
Probably the footage was from a surfing film of the late 1950s, for example John Severson.

enwikipedia.org
Adventures in Paradise is an American television series which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962.
It starred Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of the schooner Tiki III which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventure. The show was created by James Michener.

1. http://capitainetroy.free.fr/eng/home.html
2. http://www.tv.com/shows/adventures-in-paradise/the-big-surf-103185/

The Big Surf
(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. Adam Troy
Pilar Seura - Midge.
Robert Sampson - Johnny Kino
Betsy Von Furstenburg - Dani Baxter

1960
Ricky Nelson : Surfing Kodak Commercial 1960
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vSsO7lBSgM
Kodak Movie Camera commercial starring the Nelsons circa 1960.
Back in 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
Surf Riders by Castle Films, 1960

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHWcPucL9M

Surf Riders Of Hawaii - 1960 Educational Documentary
https://archive.org/details/0351_Surf_Riders_05_34_55_00 

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,






1960-1966
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 Contest.
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 Bootleg.
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.
Probably a local contest sponsored by O'Neill Surfboards-Wetsuits, possibly Steamer Lane..

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).


Hitchcock's introduction to
Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog
http://www.ilovesurfing.net/alfred-hitchcock-talks-surfing-in-1963/

Script:
The Intoduction
Hitchcock appears holding a balsa wood surfboard.

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.

The Ending
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!





The Hitchcock Zone
https://the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/The_Alfred_Hitchcock_Hour_-_Forecast:_Low_Clouds_and_Coastal_Fog

 
Official Peter Brown Fan Site
http://www.peterbrown.tv/Hitchcock-Forecast.html

Peter Brown

Surfboard riders.

Inger Stevens

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 Rooney."
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.

IMBD

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0622169/
Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV series 1963–1965)
The Hunt
Dec. 19, 1963
Directed by William A. Graham   (as William Graham) and Robert Altman (unaccredited).
Altman is also accredited for one of the story writers.
Starring Mickey Rooney, James Caan and Bruce Dern
Plot Summary
A "surfer 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
British Movietine News clip of the 1st Biarritz Surfing Contest, France.

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 Oxenden: The Surfblurb 6 Feb 2012

Although titled Miami Beach (Florida?), some commentators think this maybe on the West Coast.
Elevated shooting position, from cliffs or pier?
Likely 1960s, amateur footage.

1963
RIDE THE WILD SURF 1964 Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIWqIBLzCeM

enwikipedia.org

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.[2]
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 Scandinavian blonde.
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.
Although the film's climax emphasised the danger and drama of Waimea Bay, most of the surfing footage was shot in excellent conditions at Sunset Beach.
Starts with the boys' surf-check at (Sunset Beach?) carpark, followed by a mass paddle-out.
00:37: Sunset Beach
01:07: Pipeline
01:26: Sunset Beach
03:11: Pipeline
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 Surfblurb, 24th December 2012.
1964

JOEY CABELL USA SURF CHAMP 1964 AT MAKAHA HAWAII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyMQL46UIo
Universal-International News, 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
Barry MGuigan 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.


Footage includes Pipeline (?), Makaha and Waimea Bay and Duke celebrated at Mahaka Contest (?).

Surf Riders' World Title 1964
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/surf-riders-world-title/query/surfing
Full title reads: Hawaii. Surf Riders' World Title.
Makaha, Hawaii. World Surfing Championship won by American Joe Cabell.

Probably 1963 Makaha Contest;
1st Joey Cabell (H), Women  - Nancy Nelson (USA)
1964
Hawaii 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
[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'...


World contest at Manly Beach in 1964, the date 1929 is clearly incorrect.


1964
World Contest, Manly
https://vimeo.com/83471262


1964
GILLIGAN SINGS HO DADDY 1964
[For Those Who Think Young]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_LJHQy-idM
Nancy Sinatra in her first film with Gilligan aka Maynard G. Krebs... You can see surfer Miki Dora running around in the orange trunks with while trim.
He's also the mail surfer at the end.
A few months later, Gilligan would be stranded on a desert island.


For Those Who Think Young is a 1964 beach party film directed by Leslie H. Martinson and featuring James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Robert Middleton, and Woody Woodbury


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.

1965
Australian Championships, Manly NSW,
May 1965.
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/news-from-australia-3/query/surfing
News from Australia: 
Manley.[sic]
Various shots of the crowded beach.

L/S boy in the Junior Championships coming in on surfboard on very flat surf.
Various shots Kevin Brennan coming in on surfboard.
M/S Peter Drouyn the winner of Junior Championships coming in on board.
C/U man [Bob Cooper] 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.

Results
1st Midget Farrelly

2nd  Nat Young
3rd Bob McTavish.
Junior - 1st Peter Drouyn, 2nd Kevin Brennan
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.


1965
NFSA Films: Surf Beach  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr5UYKt8gAc&feature=em-share_video_user
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!
Show #6
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.

The Hullabaloo 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.html

1965
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.
Begins with 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
British 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
From a documentary about two guys surfing in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Hawaii and Australia.
This clip is when they were in Ghana. Part 2 of 2.
Contains footage of Ghana fisherman surfing waves in their boats on returning to the beach.
Also juvenile prone board riders.

1965
HAMMS BEER 1965 Surfing Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJQUckqA0wU&feature
Hamms beer 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
George winds 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"
-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_TV_series

1965
PHIL EDWARDS ENTREVISTA
[Bruce Brown: Phil Ewards Profile, US TV, c1965]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x6VY1nhBt8
UToobCrazy noted: The Footage is from the Movie Surfin Short By Bruce Brown.

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 surfboard riding.
This post is taken from a South American television station, with Spanish/Portuguese subtitles.
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
Hobie Surf Team - McGregor Surf Wear.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0coduZK3B0
Hobie Alter, Mickey Munoz, Bobby Patterson, Mike McClellan, Herbie Fletcher & Billy Hamilton.


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

Surf Boat off Fairy Bower '65
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIYUqp_1KX4&feature
John Windshuttle 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.
See  Brawley: Palm Beach S.C. (1996), page 148.
Surfboard riders may include Midget Farrelly (wetsuit) and Scott Dillon (goofyfoot).

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 delighted to 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 commercial.
Look closely and you'll note in the closing scene I'm paddling back out on half a board."

1967

MAKAHA SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwn9PFMCVho

Actually the Makaha ABC Invitational, Makaha, 1966.

Excerpt from ABC's Wide World of Sports (US television program), 1966.

Includes footage from the beach, helicopter and water shots from a power boat.

Results: Nat Young (Australia) 1st, Reno Abellira (Hawaii) 2nd, Mike Purpus (California) 3rd.
David Knox (The Surf Blurb, 19 March 2012) noted:
Results and 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 records 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.

 In the The Surfblurb (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
Directed/Camera/Script by Paul Witzig.
First release.
Surfers : Bob McTavish, Russell Hughes, Kevin Brennan, Bobby Brown, Rodney Stumper, Nat Young, Peter Drouyn, Midget Farrelly, Robert Connelly, Keith Paull, Ted Spencer, George Greenough, Reno Dick Brewer, Buddy Boy.
Locations :Noosa, Byron Bay, France, Burleigh Heads, Bells Beach (Austrailian Titles or Easter contest 1967?),  Maui/Honolua Bay.

1967
Surfing 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.
arious good slow motion shots of the surfers in action, one goes under. C/U surfer's...


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.
Noted by  Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, August 2012.

A large number of East coast USA riders for Hobie Surboards, circa 1967.

1967
Holiday Scenes At Biarritz, 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwm-P8Ys93Q
Noted by Timothy DelaVega in the The Surfblurb, 12 September 2016.

1967
Batman versus Joker  Surfing Contest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlusgU-MUZ4&feature
Batman and Joker are both natural-footers and kneel paddle.
Batman completes a rather unsteady spinner, and fortunately has a spray can of shark repellent in his utility belt.
Episode104 Surf's Up! Joker's Under!
Screened November 16, 1967
Cesar Romero as The Joker.

1968
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 excellent rides.
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)


1968
COPPERTONE TV COMMERCIAL 1968 SURFING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiPWlr_HvOM
"Coppertone tv commercial with 1968 Playboy Bunny Anne Randall"
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"

1970
The Big Island .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZldGOEhT-g&feature
"Made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1970. Produced by Frank Bagnall with photography by Keith Gow and Don McAlpine. 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."
Surfboard riding at Narrabeen (?), some in contest shirts, "Dappa" Oliver?

1971
Pacific Vibration??02 / like woodstock on a wave / rare surf movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg2Eva50vJA
From Pacific Vibrations (1971), John Severson.
Introduction - Surfing on various craft: rubber raft, belly boards, surf ski. canoe, board with chair, surfing dog, surfmats, kneeboards, body surfing (the Wedge), Makaha backwash.
00:50 Snowy McAlister on his surf ski.
01:42 Body 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
From Pacific Vibrations (1971), John Severson.
00:20 Steve Barger or Tom Warren (goofyfoot) on a red finfless Bing Auga board, multiple 360s on left, at Trestles?
00:52 David Nuuhiwa, Twin fin Fish(es) ?, Huntington lefts?
02:02 Corky Carroll, dark red Hobie Twin fin, lefts, kneel paddles.

1971
WAYNE LYNCH WILD WEST COAST EARLY SEVENTIES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnSfqlVSag4
"Wayne Lynch 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.


1972
Rare Interviews with John Severson and Tom Blake - 1972 Australian TV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUQkt395-pU
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blurb, 15 July 2013.
The importance of Blake's remarks was noted by Gary Lynch in May 2016.
Excerpts from Pacific Vibrations (1971) are listed above. 


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 the film.

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 maritime
expansion.

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
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 at Rincon.
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 keel-fin.

Tubular ecstasy.
 End sequence of George Greenough's Echoes, with music by Pink Floyd
.

1974
Old Spice UK TV ad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL5S6cm7J5g
Cut with early 1970s professional footage from Hawaii, with several water shots.
Jeff Hakman, Rory Russell?

Noted by Jeremy Oxenden: The Surfblurb, 30 January 2012

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
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.

Kauai Heaven 77
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNY3_0nZpcA
The north shore of Kauai in the 70's was a quiet, laid back, uncrowded paradise.
My friend captured that spirit when he visited me here in 1977.
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surfblurb, 4 September 2012.

14 minutes

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 !
Location unknown, circa 1980.
1980
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

1986
Morey Boogie Body Board Commercial 1986
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-JWKNZEFVY&NR=1&feature
Morey Boogie Body Board Commercial 1986
Twenty First Century


c2000
Palos Verdes Surfing Club, early days remembered:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU8s3B0PM4M
Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surfblurb 16 Jan 2012

c2000
The Fathers of the German Surf Scene - Väter des Wellenreitens - English subtitled Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBa1ensvkK0
"(Translated)
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.:
They have dedicated their lives to surf.

In this 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.

These beginnings 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 MAMALS
While 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.
Famously 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 ?)
c2000

Surfing Dolphins @ Jeffreys Bay- BBC Dolphins: Deep Thinkers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWauuX_1KH8
Surfing 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.


Possibly has footage sourced from George Greenough's Dolphin Glide, (2005?).

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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."

Dolphin removes offensive boogie board from the line up.

Big 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 suffered amnesia.

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Geoff Cater (2012-2016) : References - utoobe: Online Film and Video.
http://www.surfresearch.com.au/rutoobe.html