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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. In the early days of Australia's surf history, young people found a place to live out their dreams of innocence and freedom in the surf, but it wasn't to last. With the Vietnam War came an influx of drugs and surfers led a rebellious counter-culture as they dropped out of society to escape to country towns along the coast, while elsewhere a group of entrepreneurial surfers began backyard businesses making wetsuits and board shorts. Part two of Bombora looks at the later years of Australian surf history from 1967 to the present.

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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. In the early days of Australia's surf history, young people found a place to live out their dreams of innocence and freedom in the surf, but it wasn't to last. With the Vietnam War came an influx of drugs and surfers led a rebellious counter-culture as they dropped out of society to escape to country towns along the coast, while elsewhere a group of entrepreneurial surfers began backyard businesses making wetsuits and board shorts. Part two of Bombora looks at the later years of Australian surf history from 1967 to the present.

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