Selected Originals (offcuts, out-takes, selected scenes, rushes) for newsreel story “Surf Riders’ World Title” – 64/4.
Australian voiceovered newsreel – identical shots as Pathe issue – originally continued from Cinesound review item 64/4 A, film ID 1745.13. Good shots of surfing in Makaha beach Hawaii.
Description copied from 1745.13:
Lots of extra shots of surfing.
CUs of band playing instruments intercut with shots of surfers.
VS cars (many of them Volkswagen Beetles) driving along coastal road with surfboards on top. VS of people on crowded beach. VS of people carrying surfboards around.
Library shots of old car. Woman in old style bathing costume. Shots of men wearing early design of swimming trunks from 1930s.
Shots of famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku – originally from Hawaii – but here in Australia.
VS of surfers. Changes in surfboard design are discussed and illustrated. Shots of surfers.
VS of surf music band The Atlantics playing their tune `Bombora’. Members of the band watch their record being pressed. Records are checked and put into sleeves. Shots of people in record shop buying records. Pan across great selection of surf music records – including Dick Dale and The Surfaris.
VS of still photographs of surfers. VS covers of surfing records.
Shots of Australian Invitation Surfboard championships at South Bondii. Judges include Midget Farrelly. Prize presented to Robert `Gnat’ Young. VS of Pan Am jet flying them to World Surf Board championships in Makaha beach Hawaii.