Morning of the Earth turns 45

The iconic film “Morning of the Earth” (1971 ) by Alby Falzon was intended as an environmental statement presenting, or suggesting an idealistic world in which surfers lived in harmony with the powers of nature. This was presented without narration or sub titles, and without any attempt to identify the surfing or the surfer's locations, using music and imagery to provide an emotional context, and the lyrics of songs to reinforce its simple message. In doing so Alby Falzon captured the imagination of a surfing generation, and created a piece, that 45 years later still speaks in volumes to surfers today.