Title Details

Surf Beach

A summer day on the beach in Sydney.
Year : 1965 | Total Duration : 17 Minutes | Producer : John Martin-Jones
Director : Bern Gandy |
VS men riding waves with rubber surf mats and flippers, body surfers and surfers on boards. VS surf life saving boat on white wash of waves. Man hoisting lifesaving flag. Sunrise on beach and VS activity with people swimming, surfing and jogging along beach. Man opening up Bondi Beach Pavilion main entrance. VS Council street cleaning truck washes down path. Men hosing and sweeping change sheds, locker rooms and woman folding white towels. Young boy paying for locker. VS people on beach. Garbage collectors with rubbish in hessian sacks. Sand cleaning tractor collecting rubbish. Beach inspector takes cover off lifesaving reel. Multilingual sign ÒBathe between the flags, dangerÓ. Lifesaver placing flag on beach. Lifesavers at entrance to club putting on their red and yellow caps and preparing equipment for the day. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 34502 | 3 mins 43 secs | 1960s | Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Surf boat being carried into water. VS of lifesavers practising belt and reel rescue then resuscitation. Lifesaver directing swimmers to swim between the flags. Bus stops at Bondi Beach and people alight. Note women carrying beach baskets. VS families flocking to beach, boys taking surfboards from roofs and cars. VS beach scenes. Small blonde twins dragging kick boards across sand. VS kiosk, signs, woman in bikini administering spray tan to man. CU boy having zinc cream applied to nose. VS people in water. Boys running to water with yellow surfaplanes (surf mats). VS riding waves on them. VS children and toddlers in shallows. CU toddler in bonnet and zinc cream. VS children at kiosk counter buying ice-creams, families eating under umbrellas, woman smoking. Beach inspector with crying child. People sunbaking, reading and listening to portable radios. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 34537 | 4 mins 42 secs | 1960s | Bondi, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Boys hiring surf boards with VS of man recording information in ledger. Boys carrying malibu boards. High angle shots of surfers riding waves and VS surfing and body surfing. Track of man with surf mat and flippers on wave then being pummelled in wash. Woman in pointed bathing cap in trouble in surf. VS four lifesavers enact rescue using belt line and reel. Good MS of pair of women, one in pointy beach hat, under umbrella. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 34595 | 3 mins 24 secs | 1960s | Bondi, Tamarama, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Manly beach with pine trees along promenade and crowds of people under beach umbrellas. Crowded Coogee beach and other southern Sydney beaches with many angular sun shelters. High angle pan of surfers coming into crowded beach. Military band in uniform accompanying march-past in lifesaving carnival. VS representatives of various clubs. Crowd watching and cheering carnival on. CU starter gun firing and VS surfboat racing. MS women watching with binoculars. VS racing, swimming and rescue events. VS packing up equipment and boats at the end of the day after carnival. WS man and young child running out of surf and VS people preparing to leave the beach. MS young girls combing hair, families leaving, surf boards strapped to roof racks and cars being loaded. GS lifesavers pacing away equipment. Pan of empty Bondi Beach at sunset. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 34616 | 4 mins 39 secs | 1960s | Manly, Coogee, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |