The Fantastic Plastic Machine DVD
Some search for themselves by challenging the mysterious force of the sea.
The era is 1969... after Nat Young shocked Americans becoming world surfing champion in 1966. America's best surfers from Windensea Club came to Australia to compete against Australia's best, settling the controversy which country had the best surfers and surfing supremacy.
Their search took them via Fiji and NZ to end up in Sydney for the showdown. Where the Australian team of Ted Spencer, Midget Farrelly, Russel Hughes and John Monie dominated with their short board power surfing and the vee bottom board design proving more maneuverable than the American long boards.
The movies title focuses on the emerging board design developed by Bob McTavish redesigning conventional longboards, influenced by George Greenough's practical thinking around shorter boards, making higher perfomance surfing possible, and Nat Young proving the results with his world title victory.
Nat's personal journey for the experience beyond contest surfing is portrayed in the best footage of 8' Lennox Head. Aggressive fluid surfing with George Greenough and McTavish. Don't think... let your mind run free and your body and board will follow.