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Bombora - The Story of Australian Surfing is the definitive TV history of surfing, telling the extraordinary tale of how an obscure pastime reserved for Hawaiian Kings became an Australian obsession, an international sport and finally, a global cultural phenomenon. Global surfing culture is a mix of wildness, grace and cool that is utterly Australian, but how did a nation of people, who mostly couldn't swim, turn a Polynesian pastime into a national obsession and international cultural force? From the time we first took on the waves in the late 19th century, Australians were hooked on surfing. Part one of Bombora looks at the early years of Australian surf history from 1830 to 1964.

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Bombora - The Story of Australian Surfing is the definitive TV history of surfing, telling the extraordinary tale of how an obscure pastime reserved for Hawaiian Kings became an Australian obsession, an international sport and finally, a global cultural phenomenon. Global surfing culture is a mix of wildness, grace and cool that is utterly Australian, but how did a nation of people, who mostly couldn't swim, turn a Polynesian pastime into a national obsession and international cultural force? From the time we first took on the waves in the late 19th century, Australians were hooked on surfing. Part one of Bombora looks at the early years of Australian surf history from 1830 to 1964.

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