Call Of The Surf

Title:
Call Of The Surf
NFSA ID:
13240
Year:
1932
Category:
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Shot at the famous Bondi Beach, the film reflects on the prominence of beach culture in Australia.

It includes demonstrations of surf lifesaving and carnivals as well as recreational pastimes such as body surfing, or "body shooting" as it is referred to here, rubber surf mats and early wooden surf boards with reference to their Hawaiian origins. Another unusual pastime is that of "duck diving" where the the participant hurls themselves on the hard, wet sand and slides along on their stomach.

Director:
Jack Fletcher