The Golden Breed

Released in 1968 and hailed as "magnificent" by the Los Angeles Times, The Golden Breed was filmed at the height of surfing's 'Involvement' era. Directed by Dale Davis, this 90 minute film captures a somewhat tumultuous time in our sports history. Just a few years prior to its release, Nat Young won the World Championship on a board three feet shorter than most. Over the next few years, as more surfers adopted shorter sticks, the traditional longboard began to appear passé, and as a result The Golden Breed became a rather unpopular piece. But featuring a few of our favorites - Nuuhiwa, Noll, Munoz and Martinson - Davis' film is a welcome reprieve from all the overly edited, off the lip, slowmo shit you see so much of.

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