Thrill of the Surf

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Thrill of the Surf
Directed by Ken G. Hall
Produced by Ken G. Hall
Narrated byJohn Moyes
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Thrill of the Surf is a 1949 documentary about Australia's surf culture directed by Ken G Hall.

It was one of the first films sold to US television. [2]

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  1. "FILMS FOR TELEVISION". Truth . Sydney. 15 May 1949. p. 39. Retrieved 13 March 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "FILMS AGING STAR'S RISE IN POPULARITY". The West Australian . Perth. 2 August 1949. p. 14. Retrieved 13 March 2015 via National Library of Australia.
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