Everything Old Is New Again

Noosa World Surfing Reserve and Noosa Surf Museum present an evening of surf film nostalgia

Mark down Thursday, 10 March in your diary. That’s when the Noosa Surf Museum comes alive with incredible surfing footage, old and new, celebrating the pioneering days of the 1960s and ‘70s.

The first part of this free-entry family entertainment will preview ABC-TV’s upcoming dramatic series Barons, due to hit our screens late April. Inspired by the birth of the surfboard and surfwear industry in the early 1970s, Barons fictionalizes those rollicking years when global powerhouses like Quiksilver, Rip Curl and Billabong, were backyard and boot-strapped operations started by surfers who didn’t want to get a real job.

Lovingly brought to life by a brilliant cast and crew, the eight-episode, multi-million dollar first series of Barons tracks the highs and lows, the fights and friendships as rival surf companies struggle to succeed. The incredible surfing sequences, shot by award-winning Taylor Steele, feature genuine early ‘70s surfboards on loan from the Noosa Surf Museum, Australia’s largest private surfboard collection. The boards in use will be on display at the show.

As well as screening sneak previews of the series, producers Michael Lawrence, John Molloy and Nick Cook, plus key cast members will be in attendance to talk about the crazy Covid-plagued adventure of filming Barons.

While Barons uses dramatic recreation to tell its story, the second half of Everything Old Is New Again reverses gears as producer Jolyon Hoff and his crew explain the incredible work of the Australian Surf Film Archive in finding and restoring long-lost footage from the early days of surf film. Hoff and his team have been searching the country for the past year or two, uncovering hidden gems, some of which reveal a who’s who of Australian surfing history.

The evening will also see the launch of Noosa World Surfing Reserve’s “Friends Of” supporter package, offering locals and visitors the opportunity to become a vital part of the 10th World Surfing Reserve and its many safety, sustainability and education programs.

Everything Old Is New Again, presented by Noosa World Surfing Reserve and the Noosa Surf Museum, is a free entertainment as part of the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Doors open 6pm at Noosa Surf Museum, Noosa Lakes Resort, Hilton Terrace, Tewantin.



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