A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by it’s youth the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. The first officially sanctioned documentary about Maroubra’s notorious surf-gang, the Bra Boys featuring Koby Abberton and his brothers Sunny, Jai and Dakota. Showing their success in professional big wave surfing, exploring their reputation for hard partying and rough justice, touching on their running battle with authorities and showing their reliance on one another to fit into and survive in a society in which they are displaced. The film also focuses on the evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the historical stigma associated with Australia’s rebellious surf community, and the way it has contributed to their social displacement. Movie directed by Sunny Abberton and Macario De Souza, and narrated by Russell Crowe. This is not an ordinary surf flick with bunch of beautiful barels, tropical islands and sunny beaches. The film also exposes the story of the Abberton brothers. Their mother was a heroin addict and surfing became their escape from drugs, poverty and violence. Two years ago, Abbertons became entangled in a court case resulting from the death of a notorious Sydney underworld figure Anthony Hines. Older brother, Jai Abberton was acquitted of the murder earlier this year even though he admitted shooting Hines.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings


  • Average 5.8/10
  • Fresh 17
  • Rotten 12

Critics Consensus: While it looks like shameless publicity for the semi-notorious Aussie surfing gang, the film packs a raw energy into this look at a culture of athleticism and male loyalty.


Garage Industries
© 2008 Berkela Films


English (Stereo)


Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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