The film focuses on the “Brookvale Six” – Gordon Woods, Bill Wallace, Scott Dillon, Barry Bennett, Greg McDonagh and Denny Keogh – who range in age from 91 (Gordon) down to 79 (Denny), but there also many valuable contributions from contemporaries in the Brookvale factories of the early 1960s, such as Joe Larkin, Bob Cooper, Shane Stedman, Bob McTavish, Nat Young and the late Midget Farrelly.
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The Conference is aiming to be an annual event and follows a Festival Circuit with Byron Bay and Nossa Surf Festivals and is on the eve of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, World Tour opener at Snapper Rocks.
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One of the greatest ever International boardriding clubs in the world is having a one-off never to be repeated Reunion!
Bringing together surfing generations from the Sixties right through to the Millennials.
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Next showing in Australia is being held at Surf World on Wednesday 15 March from 6.30pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the museum or via this link
Save the Waves documentary films and the Film Festival educate and inspire audiences to protect the coastline.
Litmus, created by Australian film-maker Andrew Kidman along with cinematographer John Frank and artist Mark Sutherland, sparked an aesthetic revolution in surf culture.
Shot in Australia, South Africa, Ireland, California and Hawaii, and featuring surfboard design guru Derek Hynd and iconic surfer-shaper Wayne Lynch (as well as appearances by Tom Curren and Miki Dora), the film, released in 1996, was entirely devoid of the hard-driving, thrash-and-burn ethos of the era. Litmus helped shake the surfing world awake to the fact that stylish, flowing surfing didn't fade out with the advent of the tri-finned shortboard, and that the act of surfing itself is far richer than a set of saleable cliches.
The film spread the gospel of what has been labelled a 'retro-progressive' school of surfing, and what was being practiced by an avant-garde core soon spread all over the world. According to Kidman, 'originally cinematographer John Frank and I just wanted to make a film that showed how Wayne Lynch and Derek Hynd had remained surfing extremely well into their forties, and how they had achieved this through design exploration. Other things happened along the way, like the waves in Ireland. We just put the time into the subjects and the places until we felt like we'd represented them with honesty.'
Tickets $15 each and can be purchased from Surf World or goldcoasttickets.com.au