The Surf Film Archive: An Update
The Surf Film Archive is entering its third year of finding, scanning and restoring Australia and New Zealand's lost surf film footage and we need your help to keep the scanning gears turning.
The deeper we get, the more important we realise this cultural history project is. The film is fading away and it's getting lost or mouldy. The filmmakers are getting older and their children don't know what to do with those rusty old film cans. We have to do this now, before it's too late.
This year we are stoked that McTavish's are providing a custom-made, hand-shaped Plastic Machine for our raffle. Included in the prize is a Bob Hand-Shaped Experience. You will get a tour of the Factory, a coffee and chat with Bob, and then you'll be invited into Bob's hallowed personal shaping bay where the board will be shaped in front of you! Here's you chance to ask all the questions you ever wanted, and have a direct connection to Australian surfing folklore.
Another reward is our beautifully screen-printed Ben Brown posters in two sizes. You can get them framed or unframed.
If you’re a business, you can become a founding supporter of the archive and logo will feature on the site. We’ll promote your association with Australia’s core surfing history on our social media.