Summer Surf Classics : Sunday 23 January


Ripe Productions and Byron Theatre present a trilogy of great Australian surf films starting in the afternoon with Australian classics Crystal Voyager and Morning of the Earth and closing the evening with the critically acclaimed Going Vertical (2010).


Crystal Voyager, directed by David Elfick, premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 1973 and was filmed, written and narrated by surfer, photographer and filmmaker George Greenough who had previously made the 1970 surfing film, The Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun.

In the early 70’s Morning of the Earth was made by filmmaker Albert Falzon and David Elfick. The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they travelled in search of the perfect wave across Australia’s north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii.

Who started the Short board Revolution? Going Vertical… is the epic search to unravel surfing’s great mystery. Starring Bob Mctavish, Dick Brewer, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Gerry Lopez, Nat Young and Directed by David Bradbury. upside down. The debate still rages across the Pacific – who really lit the fuse of this surfing revolution during the tumultuous 1967 ‘summer of love’ that turned the sport, literally, upside down. Going Vertical, for the first time, tells both sides of this compelling story.

Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Crystal Voyager 3.30pm
Morning of the Earth 5.50pm
Going Vertical 7.30pm
$10 per session – tickets only on the door