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Surf legends and film coming to Lennox tonight

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Special guests, world champion surfers Shaun Tomson and Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew will host a live Q&A following the screening.

The film, narrated by Edward Norton, is a dramatic story of a pivotal time in surfing.

During the winter of 1975 in Hawaii, a group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa sacrificed everything and put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture and an industry that has captured the imagination of the world.

Bustin’ Down the Door chronicles a tumultuous two-year period of competitive and cultural clashes in the mid-seventies in surfing’s Mecca – Hawaii’s North Shore of Oahu. A small crew of Australians and South Africans set out with attitude and determination to change the world of surfing.

Revolutionary stuff

Framed around the emerging careers of World Champions-to-be Shaun Tomson, Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew and Mark Richards, Bustin’ Down the Door documents how these young men risked everything to become the best surfers in the world, and how their courage and vision began a cultural revolution that led to the birth of professional surfing and ultimately what has become a billion-dollar surf industry today.

Tony O’Brien from Le-Ba Boardriders said, ‘We have such a strong surf culture in Lennox Head, so we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate that culture with Shaun Thomson and Rabbit. This event is sure to attract interest from locals and surfers from across the region, and appeal to people of all ages.’

Ballina Shire Council said the event has been made possible thanks to Surfflix and Le-Ba Boardriders.

Seats can be booked via communityspaces.com.au/tickets.

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