The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

Dir: George Greenough
72mins   1970   Australia   U   English   

This revolutionary masterpiece of a film from 1970 has now been fully rescanned and remastered into a stunning new cinematic experience.

Experience remote Australia and hidden California, as ridden by Bob McTavish, Ted Spencer, David "Baddy" Treloar, Chris Brock, Gary Keys, Russell Hughes, and a brigade of the underground's best. Check out Northern New South Wales in the golden era of the late 1960s, with empty perfection at Lennox Head. This release is essential to watch because it is a cinematic masterwork of the highest magnitude.

George Greenough chronicles ground zero of the shortboard revolution as it evolved in 1968. This highly personalized film is the prime instigator's perspective of the innovations that changed surfing forevermore. Explore "The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun" from the inside out, with George in groundbreaking point-of-view sequences that are utterly unique.

Hear the distinctive improvisational soundtrack, scored on the spot by Dennis Dragon and Denny Aaberg with their cult band, Farm. Grinding organ tones and thumping bass with a collaboration of musicians with surf music and blues roots. Originally financed entirely with the proceeds generated by Greenough's fishing business, this document is entirely free of any commercial restraints or advertising sludge.

You might be in there for only a few seconds in real time, but in your head, it goes on for hours. It is an experience that’s hard to describe, riding inside of a big, grinding wave. Often you are riding so deep inside the tube that you don’t make it out. You take a terrible wipeout. What matters is when you’re in there, it’s the time interval when you’re inside the wave. Time enters space, a zone of its own. The only reality is what’s happening right then.’ - George Greenough.


Mon 22 July