references : film and video
|1908 Hawaii- Paradise of the Pacific
Robert Kates Bonine, Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
National Printing & Engraving Co., 1512 Tribune Bldg (n. d.), Chicago
The first film of surfboard riding, the film was marketed early in 1909, and continued to sell and be used on the lecture and film circuits through at least 1913.
It's official mainland premier was at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, as part of the Hawaii exhibit.
Promotional poster (41-1/8" x 28") advertising an unidentified show or exhibit.
Evidence suggests, however, that it was issued in conjunction with the showing of Robert Kates Bonine's short film, Volcano of Kilauea, at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, held in Seattle in 1909
Some have suggested that the poster was instead issued in conjunction with magic lantern slide lectures given by famed Hawaii photographer Ray Jerome Baker.
Riding on surfboard,
HEARST-SELIG NEWS PICTORIAL, NO. 54, 1915 (Selig), July 8.—
The following items make up the number: Models of warships at the Panama-Pacific Exposition; Mystic Shriners parade, Brooklyn; dumping confiscated firearms Into Lake Michigan; Atlantic City Baby Carnival; Lucile fashions; Battery F. New York National Guards, at practice; women carpenters, Chicago; riding on surfboard, Oakland, Cal.; woman ambulance surgeon, New York; Serbian war pictures.
The Moving Picture World
Volume 25 Number 4, July 24, 1915, page 649
|1924 Feet of Clay
One of the earliest films featuring surfboards and surfing in the plot, Feet of Clay was a 1924 American silent drama film directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.
Starring Vera Reynolds and Rod La Rocque, with set design by Norman Bel Geddes, the film is based on the novel by Margaretta Tuttle, and Beulah Marie Dix's one-act play Across the Border.
Feet of Clay is now considered lost.
Plot: Kerry falls in love with Amy and saves her life in a surfboard race though his foot is bitten by a shark.
Dr. Lansell tells him to keep off his foot for a year.
He weds Amy, but Dr. Lansell's wife Bertha wants him too.
Release Date: 28 September 1924 (USA)
Also Known As: Den forbudne Frugt
Filming Locations: Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California, USA.
Tuttle, Margaretta: Feet Of Clay (Photoplay Edition)
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1923.
The Photoplay Edition has 7 internal stills, one showing the two female leads with surfboards preparing for a surfboard race.
From the novel by Fredrick Kohner, Gidget, the Little Girl with Big Ideas, and based on his own daughter, Kathy.
The first of a string of Hollywood surf movies, directed by Paul Wendkos and starring Sandra Dee, James Darren and Cliff Robertson.
Surfing by the Malibu crew including Mickey Dora (as Moondogie) and Mickey Munoz, reported as doubling as Gidget in a blond wig.
However, note that in the surfing footage below, Gidget is a goofy-footer.
Gidget - (Original Trailer)
Gidget (1959) A learning-to-surf sequence
Gidget (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Before You Melt: Surfing Footage
Sally Field: Gidget, 2018.
Quality in ANY language: in the first edition of Surfer magazine, 1960.
Following the film's release, Cliff Robertson went into partnership with Rodger Sweet, brother of Dave Sweet, in the short lived Robertson-Sweet Surfboards of Pacific Palisades, California.
Robertson-Sweet ... 4 Solid products: Diving magazine ?, 1962?
A complete range of dive and surf equipment including spear-guns, wetsuits surfboards and paddleboards.
The Scubaboard, bottom, apparently has a see-though underwater window inserted through the board.
The sailboard with centre-board and fin is only an illustration.
|1960 Surf Fever
Surf Movie Posters-graphic surfing film art by John Severson
Ad in the first edition of Surfer magazine, 1960
Originally produced as a film program for Severson's Surf Fever 1960, demand saw the magazine move to regular issues.
It's artistic style, cross-pollination with surf films, longevity and commercial success set the benchmark and earn the title of the Father of Surfing Magazines.
|1962 Midget Goes Hawaiian
Midget Farrelly’s Makaha win.
|1962 Surfing Hollow Days
Surfing Hollow Days - Stomp
Surf Film plus Surf Stomp
Sponsored by Pepsi and Miranda and Radio 2UW
Roland Storm and the Statesmen 3 Hours of Stomping
Hundreds of Prizes Surprise Guest Artists,
2UW Disc Jockeys 2 Keyo Surfboards.
Sydney Town Hall
Saturday 25th January (1963?) 8.00pm
|1962 Surfing the Southern Cross
|1963 The Angry Sea
Surf in Mexico, California and Hawaii.
Photographed by John Severson and Ron Church.
Narration by John Severson
Volume 3 Number 1, September 1963, page 2.
Surfer: Bob Pike?
|1965 Long Way 'Round
Volume 7 Number 2, page 3.
Stop the Wave 1965 Surfing Film Hawaii
Produced by Jim Wilhoite,
Associate Producer: Charles Fox
Contributing Photographer: Ralph Klaus
Ventura High School
Friday May 21, 1965.
Hawaii and California
Maui with Mickey Munoz and Butch Van Artsdalen
|1966 The Endless Summer-
35mm Columbia Pictures release, with 3 minutes cut.
“Still others like a short bellyboard (sic) and a long ride like George Greenough at Santa Barbara, California” – Bruce Brown in the introductory sequence of The Endless Summer.
The Endless Summer, 1966, featuring Phil Edwards.
|1967 Free and Easy
Greg MacGillivray, and Greg Freeman, (USA)
vintage longboarding "the 1966 world surfing contest"
World contest sequence from Greg MacGillivray and Greg Freeman's Free and Easy (1967)
|1967 Blue Surfari
Written and directed by Milton Blair
the real big wednesday(outside pipeline)very rare clip
the first surfers to ride outside pipeline; ricky grigg, mike stang and greg noll.
ricky grigg gets the wave of the day.from the surf movie blue surf-ari, a very rare flim from the 60's.
|1967 May The Hot
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.
Youtube:The Hot Generation Trailer (1967)
|1968 The Hot
Directed/Camera/Script by Paul Witzig.
|1968 The Golden Breed
golden breed surf movie
|1968 Children of the Sun
|1968 The Way We Like It
September 1968, Volume 11 Number 3 page 33.
|1969 With Surfing in Mind
England, France, Morocco and the 1968 Puerto Rico World Contest.
River Severn and Bay of Fundy Tidal Waves.
Wayne Lynch,Ted Spencer, Nat Young, Keith Paull,
Corky Carroll, Margaret Godfrey.
The poster flips Dr Don James' 1965 photograph of Rusty Miller, turning the Sunset Beach peak into a left-hander.
The Fantastic Plastic Machine,
Stills from The Fantastic Plastic Machine.
Surf International Volume 1 Number 11.
Bob McTavish, Maui, 1967.
George Greenough, 1967.
Transition period for short-boards in Hawaii and California.
Surfing by Nat Young, Bob McTavish, Russell Hughes, Jeff Hakman, Skip Frye and Corky Carroll
|1970 The Innermost Limits of Pure
George Greenough, (USA)
Volume 14 Number 2, 1970.
Director/Camera: Paul Witzig
Extra footage: George Greenough
Soundtrack:Taman Shud and Tully (and Ravell)
Surfers: Wayne Lynch, Butch Cooney,Ted Spencer, Nat Young, Midget Farrelly, Skip Frye, Ben Apia, Russell Hughes, Keith Paull, David Nuuihwa, Reno Aberlira, Joey Cabell, Fred Hemmings, Mike Doyle, Peter Drouyn, David Treloar, Richard Harvey.
Locations: Victoria, Sydney, France, Morrocco/Portugal, Puerto Rico (World Titles 1968), South Australia, Western Australia (Australian Titles 1969, Margaret River).
Also see the one page article by Paul Witzig on his upcoming release, with three frames of Wayne Lynch, in Surf International.
- noted by Gibus de Soultrait, Surfer's Journal France, in the Surf Blurb, 10 July 2018.
The (uncredited) soundtrack includes the drum solo from Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
Michael 'The Springbok' Esposido
Wayne Lynch in Winkipop + Nat Young from ' Freeform ' 1970
The poster features world champion,
Rolf Arness and Wayne Lynch.
|1970 Waves of Change
Greg MacGillivray, and Jim Freeman, (USA)
Later released as Sunshine in 1973.
- Surfing World Volume 14 Number 2, 1970.
|1971 Pacific Vibrations
|1972 Morning of the Earth
Tracks Number 19, January 1972, pages 16-17.
Photos of Chris Brock from Morning of the Earth (Angourie sequence).
Tracks February 1972
|1972 Five Summer Stories
Greg MacGillivray, and Jim Freeman, (USA)
Soundtrack by Honk.
The poster and the soundtrack album featured a blond surfer presenting a square purple bar of surf-wax, undoubtedly a block of Waxmate by Surf Research.
|1972 The Freedom Riders
Film by Bruce Dowse
Music by Led Zeppelin
Featuring George Greenough and Wayne Lynch
Released by Associated Screen Arts
|1973 Crystal Voyager
Portrait of George Greenough as surfer, fisherman, sailor, designer and builder.
Apart from a crowded Rincon sequence, the only surfers are George Greenough (mat and spoons, red and black) , Nat Young (8 ft Pat Morgan Surfboards Keel, green) and Ritchie West ( 6 ft egg, clear).
Locations: Northern Califorinia and Channel Islands.
Final sequence was Greenough’s Echoes, see below.
|1973 A Winter’s Tale
Phil and Russell Sheppard / Bruce Usher Films.
Queensland, NSW North and South coast, Bells.
Neilson Bros, Bob McTavish, Nat Young, Simon Andereson, Peter Cornish, Terry Fitzgerald, Grant Oliver, Midget Farrelly, Colin Smith (NN)
Gisborne (?), NZ. : Ian Goodacre
Jeffries Bay, South Africa: Piers Pittard
Pipeline: Larry Bertleman, Buffalo K, Ben Apia / Makaha. Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell, Owl Chapman, Sammy Hawke, Booby Jones, Mike Larmont.
A Winters Tale Part 1 - 1974 Nat Young Scott Anderson Col Smith
A Winters Tale Pt 2 - 1974 Midget Farlew Frank Latta John Spence The Misty Islands Terry Fitzgerald
Brad McCall (California)
Tony (?) Hardy
Also George Greenough and Peter Crawford, Animation by Rick Sharp.
Fantasea was filmed in South Africa, Hawaii, Australia and California from 1976-1979 and features Terry Fitzgerald, Bobby Owens, Buzzy Kerbox, Tony White, Simon Anderson, Chris Byrne, Ricky Rasmussen, Andrew McKinnon and Mark Warren at Jeffreys Bay in July 1977, perhaps the best 10 days ever.
South African Gavin Rudolph, Shaun and Michael Tomson at Cave Rock in Durban.
Mark Richards riding his first early twinfin in Hawaii.
Simon Anderson testing his early Thrusters at Pipeline.(??)
Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Dane Kealoha and Mark Lydell riding perfect V-land.
Colin Smith at Pipeline, Steve Butterworth at Summercloud Bay in Australia.
Rory Russell and Gerry Lopez at Pipeline 1978.
Mark Foo disco dancing and surfing at Burleigh.
George Greenough and Paul Gross airmat riding perfect California.
Peter Townend, Jeff Crawford, Jackie Dunn, Michael Ho and a cast of thousands on the North Shore.
Fantasea - Part 1
Fantasea - Part 2
Fantasea - Part 3
Fantasea - Part 4
16:40 Backside at Pipeline- Rabbit, Shaun Tomson, Jeff Hakman, and Owl Chapman (at 18:14) who takes off, bottom turns and after assuming his drop-knee hood-ornament pose in the curl, stands and turns backwards then wipes out as he steps backwards onto the nose.
Owl Chapman, Pipeline, circa 1974.
|1987 Blown Away!
Here is what I guess would be a 1983 video, probably just before or after the 1983 Rip Curl Wave Classic in Torquay. The sails appear 1983. I recognise in the video the Gaastra Powerhead Wave sails with Rainbow used by others (a 1983 issue) and it is definitely pre 1984. It is noted Fraser Black is using a Bombora rope universal provided to him possibly by Mark Paul. Good shots of Diamond Head. Notice Fraser is not using a harness.
Would be good to see this again on the big screen, was the first windsurfing movie I ever saw as a teen. It may of had a Diamond Head section along with riding The Door, McTavish's Stingray looking board & Greenoughs spoon board with stainless fin.
Wind Legends Wave One: Part One
Windsurf - 1980s - Riding the Wind with Fraser Black
Windsurf 1980s Blowing Out Robby Naish Karl Messmer - Pan Am Cup and North Shore
Classic VHS 1980's windsurf video - First part is the Pan Am Cup which was the premier windsurf event of its time. Second Part is Robby Naish wave jumping at Diamond head with Karl Messmer on early prototypes of Mistral take off.
Last Part is taken at the North Shore with Robby on proto Mistral Take off.
Other Sailors possibly Cort Larned (blue and yellow sail), Ken Winner (all yellow sail and board) and Malte Simmer on first fat head sails with yellow swallow tail board.
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