• Short Summary

    IT'S PROTRACTED SUMMER EVERY YEAR ON THE GOLD COAST BEACHES OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- THOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY-MAKERS MINGLE WITH SURFING DEVOTEES IN A CLIMATE THAT ENCOURAGES YEAR-ROUND USE OF THE BEACHES.

  • Description

    IT'S PROTRACTED SUMMER EVERY YEAR ON THE GOLD COAST BEACHES OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- THOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY-MAKERS MINGLE WITH SURFING DEVOTEES IN A CLIMATE THAT ENCOURAGES YEAR-ROUND USE OF THE BEACHES. BUT IN THE NUMIBAH NATIONAL PARK IN THE HINTERLAND BEHIND THE BEACHES THERE IS A NEW CHALLENGE -- A WATERFALL THAT JUMPS 80 FEET OVER A LEDGE OF ROCK.

    YOUNG LIFESAVERS HAVE THE ALTERNATIVE OF JUMPING THE FULL 80 FEET OR A LOWER JUMP OF 40 FEET TO QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE WATERFALL-JUMPER CLUB. THEY MUST AVOID CRASHING ON THE WALL OF ROCK OR LANDING IN THE FALLING WATER OR THE SHALLOWS.

    THEY ADMIT THE DIVE IS DANGEROUS FOR THE NOVICE - BUT THE SPORT IS GROWING IN POPULARITY. IT'S ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY A MALE SPORT -- SO FAR ONE GIRL HAS MADE THE JUMP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7DP5Z90I2K5JI0LNCMU7D9E86
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DP5Z90I2K5JI0LNCMU7D9E86
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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