Add to basket MEN OF WOOD AND FOAM (Includes The History of Australian Surfing)


Men of Wood and Foam tells the story of the pioneers of the Australian surfboard industry. It uncovers a golden decade in surfing, starting in 1956, when surfing was transformed into a sport and culture with its very own music, movies, fashion and heroes. Underpinning this exciting transformation was a small group of artisans who started out in the 1950s making wooden surfboards in their backyards along Sydney's eastern beaches, before eventually moving to Brookvale where they experimented with "blowing foam" to make lighter and more responsive surfboards from plastic. Now, the entrepreneurs and adventurers reflect on the glory years, when they created a culture.

Extra Features

  • Midget: The Early Years
  • - A tribute to Midget FarrellyMen of Wood & Foam: The making of the Original Soundtrack, Band of Frequencies
  • Men of Wood & Foam:
  • Original soundtrack by Band of Frequencies - music video
  • BONUS DISC with:Nat Young's The History of Australian Surfing, including an introduction by Nat Young.Fall Line - a 45 minute documentary on the emergence of extreme sports.


  • Various


  • Nat Young
  • Shaun Cairns
  • No. discs 2
  • Running time 52 + 87 min
  • Audio format 2.0
  • Region -
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3762
  • Aspect ratio 16:9 & 4:3
  • Subtitles None
  • PG