Bombora - The Story of Australian Surfing
2009, 2 x 55 minute episodes
A definitive history of surfing in Australia as told by our surfing champions, writers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, mavericks, legends, drop-outs and drop-ins. The two-part series follows the rise of surfing and its culture in Australia, using archival footage and classic Australian music to illustrate its growing importance in Australian society in the 20th century and beyond.
Screen Australia/Bombora Film and Music. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Screen Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia/Bombora Film and Music, Australia Broadcasting Corporation.
Classification: M (for mature audiences). Consumer advice: Infrequent coarse language. A 'schools version' of Episode 2 is available. All versions have English subtitles for hearing impaired.
Festivals and Awards
|2/5/2010||TV Week Logie Awards||Finalist - Outstanding Factual Program|
|27/1/2010||Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO)||Episode 1 selected for Official Competition.|
|21/12/2009||Sydney Morning Herald Couch Potato Awards||Winner - Best Local Documentary Series|
|27/10/2009||NSW Premier's History Awards||Shortlisted for the Multimedia History Prize|