Morning of the Earth

Lustrous and mildly psychedelic 1972 Australian surf film made by Sydney photographer Alby Falzon.

Morning of the Earth

Lustrous and mildly psychedelic 1972 Australian surf film made by Sydney photographer Alby Falzon. Along with coproducer David Elfick, Falzon secured a $20,000 grant from the Australian Film Development Corporation—an unheard-of bonanza for surf moviemakers. Morning of the Earth had no narration, subtitles, or plot, but was earthy and well-crafted nonetheless, with an excellent soundtrack. Surfer magazine described it as being “about the Garden of Eden, plus waves, minus serpent.

In 2007, Surfing magazine named Earth the second best surf movie ever made, following The Endless Summer.

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