Kōrero: Lifesaving and surfing

‘On surfari’

From the early 1960s, many keen surfers began travelling around New Zealand in search of good surfing beaches – a phenomenon known as ‘going on surfari’. The classic 1960s surf film Children of the sun follows the travels of keen surfers and gives a sense of the surfing culture that emerged during that decade, based on international trends but with a local twist. The contempt for convention and love of freedom are conveyed in this clip from the film.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - The surfing way of life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/7371/on-surfari (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006