CHILDREN OF THE SUN [55 MINUTE VERSION]

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Surfing in New Zealand and Australia. Surfers on their way to Piha. Surfboards are unloaded from the roof rack. Surfer Wayne Parks in action. Mike Tinkler in action, surfing into the camera. Swimming hole, swimmers hanging onto seaweed while the waves crash over them. Cars and trucks on beach. Chevrolet with surfboards. Surf at Marsden Point. Surfer John Catherly in action. Surfers sleeping on beach. Surf at Kaikoura Coast. Wayne Parks in action. Campfire on beach, women in bikinis. Chevrolet with surfers changing the tyre. Sign for Makorori Beach, Gisborne. Surfers Steve King, and Roger Linden in action.

Party and picnic on shore. Boy on surfboard, falling off. Frank Catherly and Steve King paddle out to an unidentified island towards surf. Gisborne surfer Alan Burn in action. Sunset, surfers drives to Whangamata. Women in bikinis, sunbathing, men and women with surfboards heading into the surf.

Australian surfers Russell Hughes and Laurie Fineger in action at Whangamata, watched by people on shore. Speeded up footage of people fooling around. Frank Catherly in action, with Steve King. Sunset. Plane lands in Queensland, Australia. Surfers at Eagle Palm, Brisbane. Coastal views.

Wayne Park in action, wearing wetsuit. Surfers fooling around in apartment, climbing fire escape, looking at reels of film, party in progress. Camera special effects. Boat on coast. Wayne Park and George Greenough surfing. Surfer climbing rocks with his board. Surfers in shark boat, eating.

Giant turtle is winched up, and a swordfish is sawed. Glen Kelly surfs at Alexandra headlands. Views from camera on surfboard. ‘Rooster’ surfs. Sunset. Surfers drive away. George Greenough from California in Australia ‘looking for power waves’, takes the camera out on the ‘belly board’ (a board with a clear panel). Surfers drive to Noosa Headlands. Surfers in action - images superimposed. Surfing at Whangamata.

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Year 1968

Reference number F37842

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:55:00

Production company McAlpine Productions

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Credits Producer: Andrew McAlpine
Director: Andrew McAlpine
Photography: Andrew McAlpine
Editor: Kelvin Peach
Editor: Andrew McAlpine
Narrator: Peter Telling
Original Soundtrack: Music Convention