• Short Summary

    Metropolitan Surf Contests in Sydney, Australia.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Surfboat Championship".

    Surfing champs at Sydney, Australia.

    Various shots lifeguard teams marching past - start of Metropolitan Surf Contests. L/S surfboats starting out on their run. L/S surfboat going against heavy sea. Another boat breaks through big wave. M/S crowd watching. Various shots boats turning and coming into the beach very fast. Waves break over stern of one boat but it stays afloat. Another boat comes in and turns broad side on, a wave hits it and it turns over. Another boat turns on the crest of a wave, the wave turns it over and the men jump out. While they're swimming round another wave looms above them and breaks over.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1794.10
    Media URN:
    55272
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:22:00 / 01:26:41:00
    Canister:
    65/15

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