Freshwater Surf 1956

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    Freshwater Bay, Sydney, Australia.

    Annual State Surf Championship in progress at Freshwater Bay. LV. Life savers parading on beach. GV. Two crews rowing their boats out to the sea. LV. Single boat making its way out through enormous breakers. GV. Two boats being rode out to sea through a breaker. LV. Crew of boat jumping overboard as they are swamped by enormous waves. LTV. Single boat being swept to a shore with the crew hanging on grimly. GV. Two boats being smothered by big waves showing men in the water. LV. One boat being completely capsized and disappearing in the foam.

    (F.G.) (Orig "G")

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    31790
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    579.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:06:00 / 01:32:28:00
    Canister:
    56/27
    Sort Number:
    56/027
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