Preference is given
to early material from obscure sources, particually newsreels, home movies
The many postings of short sequences lifted from widely available professional surfing films are listed with the relevant entry at
References: film and video
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"Uploaded Description (often edited)
00:00 Titles or featured sequences, timed.
Production Notes (usually enwikipedia.org or imdb.com)
- Name: Source, Date
(previously noted by)
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.
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
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 19 Dec 2011
Waimanalo HI 1920s 1930s
"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.
Women surf lifesavers at Bondi Beach in the 1920s: newsreel "Surf Guardians"
"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"
Black and white footage
of a famous English seaside resort and funpark.
Note the short colour version with production notes, below.
Beach, Lancashire (1926)
British Surfboard Riders, Portugal, 1927.
“Surf Mats,” Estoril, portugal, 1953
Forwarded by João
Macdonald, September 2012, with many thanks.
"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
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
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."
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.
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).
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)
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
Part 3 of Arthur
Goodwin's home movies, possibly spliced with sections from professional
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
Part 4 of Arthur
Goodwin's home movies, possibly spliced with sections from professional
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.
Pioneer surfing near Newquay in 1930
"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
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
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)."
All the surfing shots
are taken from an outrigger canoe, riding on the same wave.
The title cards have an illustration of a surfboardrider.
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).
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 19 Dec 2011
Waikiki - Traditional Hawaiian Surfing & native Life 1920s
"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."
DUKE KAHANAMOKU surfing with DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS 1931
"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.
Th board is long, wide and very thick, possibly balsa?
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
Canoe and board surfing at Waikiki.
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
Surf Dancing 1931
"M/S of a woman doing some crazy dancing on a surfboard as she rides a wave.
"Any way you like - Eve doesn't mind!"
M/S of woman riding on the shoulders of a man who is riding a surfboard...."
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:
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).
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.
Wilkie Ballou: Your theory's full of holes. It won't hold water!
Charlie Chan: Sponge is full of holes. Sponge holds water.
Featuring Elmer Peck
and the Good Year Blimp circa 1930, probably promotional footage form ther
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).
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 30 Jan 2012
Blimp Water Skiing - The New Sport of 1932 [HD]
"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:
The sport is called Aquaplaning but with the novel addition of being towed by an aircraft instead of a boat.""
"Sailing, Sailing Over The Bounding Main" 1933
Canoe and board surfing at Waikiki, some riders wearing white pants and shirts (?)
One rider wears a white cap.
"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.
my great uncle tom quinn surfing in waikiki 1935 with some friends and a dog!
"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."
SHIRLEY TEMPLE GOES SURFING 1935
"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.
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."
David at Punaluu / Hawaii 1937
Uploaded by CurtCowanVideo on 28 Dec 2010
"This is from a home movie taken by my great uncle in 1937 on a Hawaii vacation."
"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.
Kuhao Zane posted
"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."
David Kaapu is shown replicating the ways of the ancient Hawaiians, principally fishing.
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.
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
Walt Disney Treasures - Hawaiian Holiday (1937)
"Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto relax in sunny Hawaii in this classic 1937 cartoon."
Walt Disney Productions
Pinto Colvig - Goofy / 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)
Surfing Corona del Mar 1938
"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."
"A tour of Hawaii, its beaches, volcanoes, and people in 1938.
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."
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.
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.
Pacific Palisades (via Linda Benson)
"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 at:
Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 1) (1938)
"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."
- Jack Jorgensen:
Surf Blurb 3 Jan 2012
Surf Racing - U.S.A. 1938
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. "
Black and white amateur
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.
HULA SURFING 1939
Hula Girls on surf
boards in a swimming pool (California?)
PINEAPPLE JUICE AD PHOTOSHOOT 1940 Surfers
"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.
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
Surf Life Saving
Newsreel footage, Australia.
Boards, boats and skis, circa 1940s. (before tuck-stern boats)
Beachobatics - Sydney in the 1930s
"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.
Call No. PXD 1038
53. Sunbathing under the promenade, 6 October 1940 (N895)?
"Vintage surfing from the 1940's"
Australian Surf Men - In Palestine 1942
Australian soldiers present a march past and reel event on the beach 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."
We then see various shots of Australian soldiers putting on a lifesaving."
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:
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 6 Feb 2012
Wooden Boards at Malibu 1947:
Trunk It footage.
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 6 Feb 2012
Hazardous loading cocoa thru surf in Accra, Ghana, back in 1947
"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.
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 Graphicin 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.
Saturday, August 15, 1891; Issue 1133.
British Library Gale Document Number: BA3201451542
British Library: British Newspapers 1800-1900.
surfboat image (sketch by Airey, engraving by Nash, 1891) shows virtually
an identical craft, with the same "forked-blade" paddle design, as featured
in Hazardous loading cocoa thru surf in Accra (1947) and
as native fishing boats in a segment of Bruce Brown's The Endless
Summer (1966) also filmed in Ghana.
Endless Summer (2 of 2)
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:
For recognised surfing
breaks and conditions in Ghana, see:
Surfing With Plank Boards in 1947 (IN COLOR)
"Filmed at Hermosa Beach, California. Imagine getting hit by one of these monster...public domain...Music from youtube audioswap: Aalborg Soundtracks"
Shaping a laminated solid wood board and surfing on laminates and hollows at Hermosa.
Titles: Hermosa Pics present an American Miniature.
Riders of the Californian Surf
Photographed with the Cooperation of the Hermosa Beach Surfing Club.
- Noted by Jeremy
Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
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.
- National Museumof
From the British
Surfing Museum Facebook page.
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 4 September 2012.
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.
BLUE HAWAII cartoon 1950
"Classic sing along Hawaiian Cartoon 1950.
Orrigianlly released by Paramount in 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."
Release Date: 13 January 1950.
Over The Sea To Honolulu 1950c
"A cruise to Honolulu, Hawaii around 1950."
06:00 Outrigger canoes, laminated and hollow timber surfboards and surf-ski, ridden standing at Waikiki.
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.
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: email@example.com"
The title "Makaha,
Honolulu T.H." infers pre-1959 (T.H. =Territory of Hawaii).
Very large Mahaka.
Warren Miller was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and as a young man he took up the hobbies of skiing, surfing, and photography. At the age of 18, with the U.S. ten months into World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he bought his first 8mm movie camera. He and a friend moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where they camped in the parking lot of the Sun Valley ski resort, lived in a teardrop trailer and earned money as ski instructors. In their free time, they filmed each other skiing to critique and improve their ski techniques. During the summers they shifted to the California coast where they filmed each other surfing.
Hawaii became a state
on August 21, 1959.
Greg Noll Australia 1956 by Gary Crockett
Includes some shots
of the boards in transit and action footage with some Australian hollow
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 4 September 2012.
Duke Kahanamoku: This is Your Life, 1957.
- Noted by James
Patton, The Surf Blub, 10 October 2012.
Introduction has several of the stars (Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley ?) riding boards at Waikiki.
ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on ABC.
00:45 Surfboard riders on two waves at Waikiki, in the intoduction to this episode.
Season 1, Episode
Aired 28 December 1959
Gidget graduates as a Surfer
"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."
The Hawaiian Cottage - Cherry Hill, NJ
"The Hawaiian Cottage (1938-1978)
Burned down July, 1, 1978"
restaurant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Adventures in Paradise : Makaha Surfing 1960
"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.
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.
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
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.
of Ozzie and Harriet aired on ABC from October 3, 1952 through
March 26, 1966.
Surf Board Competition 1962
Probably a local contest sponsored by O'Neill Surfboards-Wetsuits.
Possibly Steamer Lane.
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
James Caan Surfer and Sheriff Mickey Rooney 1963
"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.
Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV series 1963–1965)
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
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".
BIARRITZ FRANCE 1963 1st European Surfing Contest
News clip of the 1st Biarritz Surfing Contest, France.
Another rather poor film titled 1950 Surf - some discussion on page about where and what:
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
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 6 Feb 2012
RIDE THE WILD SURF 1964 Movie Trailer
Ride the Wild Surf is romantic drama in the beach party style. It was filmed in 1963 and distributed in 1964. Unlike most films in the genre, it is known for its exceptional big wave surf footage – a common sight in surf movies of the time, but a rarity in beach party films. Likewise, the film has only one pop song – the titular Jan & Dean track, which is heard once, at the end of the film.
Surfers Mickey Dora, Greg Noll and Dick Ziker performed a large part of the surfing seen in the film.
Of the three surfer leads, raven-haired Peter Brown was made into a blonde by makeup artist Ben Lane (to match the hair of Brown’s surfing double – and to keep all three men from being brunettes), which required his girlfriend, the blonde Barbara Eden, to have auburn hair; likewise the dark-haired Shelley Fabares – who is paired with the dark-haired Fabian, became a 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.
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.
37s: Sunset Beach
1m 07s: Pipeline
1m 26s: Sunset Beach
3 m 11s: Pipeline
3 m 41s: Waimea Bay
Selected Originals - Cinesound Surfing Special 1964
- Noted by Jeremy Oxenden, The Surf Blub, 24th December 2012.
JOEY CABELL USA SURF CHAMP 1964 AT MAKAHA HAWAII
Universal-International News, Sports, Voice: Ed Herlihy.
Pipeline (?), Makaha and Waimea Bay.
Also Duke celebrated at Mahaka Contest (?).
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
San Diego Surfing in the 1960's - Trip from Pacific Beach to San Onofre
"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"
1960s Rebellious Surfers
"Go to argentaimages.com to view more outstanding videos. These 1960s surfers had some issues."
Black and white footage of Malibu with on-beach interviews.
Frankie Avalon and
Annette Funicello introduce Mr. Surfboard, Don Adams, a skit from
Hosts: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello
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 the film 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".
1965 PERU 2nd Worlds Surfing Championships
Excerpt from US television
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.
Promo for Gidget
television series, with Sally Field taking the part of Sandra Dee in the
The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 through April 21, 1966.
Season 8, Episode
19, Aired 2 November 1965
BOAT WAKE SURFING with HOBIE SUPER SURFER SKATEBOARD TEAM 1965
"on their cross country tour, the Hobie Super Surfer Skateboard team stop off at Cypress Gardens and go surfing behind a boat"
Endless Summer (2 of 2)
"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."
of Ghana fisherman surfing waves in their boats on returning to the beach.
Also juvenile prone board riders.
HAMMS BEER 1965 Surfing Commercial
"Hamms beer surfing commercial from 1965, notice footage from Bud Browne's surf film, LOCKED IN"
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: The opening title erroneously shows "With Love From Me To You"
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 Surf Blurb, 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."
Actually the Makaha
ABC Invitational, Makaha, 1966.
Excerpt from ABC's Wide World of Sports (US television program), 1966.
Matt Warshaw notes that ABC's Wide World of Sports covered the Makaha Contest from 1962 to 1965.
- Warshaw: Encyclopedia (2004) page 357.
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 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."
- David Knox: The Surf Blurb 19 March 2012.
Matt Warshaw 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) page 358.
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."
Blurb 26 March 2012
The Hot Generation Trailer (1967)
1967 May The
Directed/Camera/Script by Paul Witzig.
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.
"L/S of the beach at Biarritz, zoom in to surfer. Various shots of the surfers riding the waves. C/U of girl in bikini watching through binoculars. Various good slow motion shots of the surfers in action, one goes under. C/U surfer's..."
A large number of
East coast USA riders for Hobie Surboards, circa 1967.
"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.
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.
COPPERTONE TV COMMERCIAL 1968 SURFING
"Coppertone tv commercial with 1968 Playboy Bunny Anne Randall"
CORKY CARROLL 1969 Surfing 1st Smirnoff Contest Santa Cruz
"Tv News clip for the 1969 Santa Cruz 1st Smirnoff Surfing Contest"
at Narrabeen (?), some in contest shirts, "Dappa" Oliver?
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.
0233 Jeff Hakman rides left at Huntington, an on-board shot simulating a collision with the pier.
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.
Cut with early 1970s
professional footage from Hawaii, with several water shots.
Hakman, Rory Russell?
- Noted by Jeremy
The Surf Blurb, 30 January 2012
DUKE KAHANAMOKU 1976 Surfing Contest Larry Bertlemann
Uploaded by SURFSTYLEY4 on 27 Apr 2010
"part of the 1976 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships starring Larry Bertlemann"
"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 Surf Blub, 4 September 2012.
Morey Boogie Body Board Commercial 1986
"Morey Boogie Body Board Commercial 1986"
Twenty First Century
- Jeremy Oxenden:
Surf Blurb 16 Jan 2012
The Fathers of the German Surf Scene - Väter des Wellenreitens - English subtitled Trailer
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 ..."
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).
Surfing Seals @ Galapagos Pipeline
"Stoked seals in the line up waiting for some hollow tuby waves produced by a nice clean swell. Hang loose!"
Seal surfs boat wake
to be fed a fish.
"A seal we saw enjoying the surf at Ethels Wreck in Yorks" (Yorkshire ?)
Surfing Dolphins @ Jeffreys Bay- BBC Dolphins: Deep Thinkers
"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?).
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.