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Classic surf flick gets rerun

Michael Peterson and Andrew McKinnon in a Rip Curl advertisement photo, Sydney, 1972.
Michael Peterson and Andrew McKinnon in a Rip Curl advertisement photo, Sydney, 1972. Mick Eyre

GROUNDBREAKING surf movie In Natural Flow will feature at Greenmount's Komune Beach Club on Friday.

It is presented by the Sons of Beaches '72 movie and exhibition now showing at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, as part of the Bleach festival.

Steve Core's 1970s film was inspired by and followed from Alby Falzon's movie Morning of the Earth.

MOTE was the benchmark movie of the time, covering Nat Young's retreat to Byron farm life and ripping perfect Broken Head.

All this while his "heir apparent", young Michael Peterson, was carving Kirra Point.

MOTE was also famous for opening up Bali with the first ever surfing vision of Uluwatu courtesy of Rusty Miller and Steve Cooney.

Mr Falzon together with John Witzig and David Elfick created the first Tracks Magazine and a completely new approach to documenting surfing and its colourful alternate lifestyle.

Tracks quickly became known as the Surfer's Bible and its early front pages brought the Gold Coast City Gallery to life in a fantastic art display.

This was thanks to Beaches 72 movie producer Glen Blight and his equally talented wife Leigh Fabian.

The pair has worked with Mr Core to relaunch In Natural Flow, which has not been seen on the big screen since 1972.

Mr Core was working in Cronulla's surfboard building industry when he decided to invest in a Super 8 camera.

He hit the road, and surrounded himself with the new 1970s generation of Australian surfing.

He travelled and filmed the likes of Michael Peterson, Peter Townend, Rabbit Bartholomew, Paul Neilsen and Sydney talent such as Mark Warren, Col Smith, Dappa, Terry Fitz and Simon Anderson, plus Ian "Kanga" Cairns from the west.

The group represented the changing of the guard in the wake of the Midget Farrelly, Nat Young, Peter Drouyn, Wayne Lynch domination.

Mr Core single-handedly nailed the new young "hot rats" ripping and tearing from Bells to Burleigh.

There is some insane surfing on perfect waves, for the period.

Years later most of the above have become household surfing names, with Mr Townend and Mr Bartholomew since achieving world champion status.

Writer Phil Jarrat once wrote "there was nothing subtle or tricky about the approach of underrated Sydney surf film maker Steve Core".

"He just gave surfing what they wanted to see, wave after perfect wave in sharp focus.

"As a surfer himself, he also knew where to point the camera at precisely what moment in order to catch the full glory of an MP cutback and PT soul arch bottom turn.

"While he was eclipsed as a celluloid story teller at the time by Falzon and Paul Witzig.

"Only now through the prism of history are we truly beginning to appreciate the legacy of Steve Core."Put simply, no-one captured cutting-edge '70s surfing better than cutting-edge Core," Mr Jarrat wrote.

In Natural Flow will be joined by hip hop kings 3LLA, and admission is by donation to Surf World Gold Coast at 7.30pm (Qld) on February 17.

Comment or contact colin.gilmore@mydailynews.com.au with your thoughts.

Topics:  beach, movie, surf



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