One of my favorite old surf films is from my last year in High School when I lived on the east coast. During spring break 1975 Dave Bence, Frank Dorenkamp, Pat Fulks and I went on a surf trip in my ’66 VW camper van to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina from Alexandria, VA. Although the surf was good it was a bit cold so we kept driving south and ending up in Florida to surf at Sebastian Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. What a great trip! Although I do remember getting seriously sunburned.
At any rate the film provides a nice feel for those laid-back times; the VW experience, the long road trip, the camaraderie and the surfing It also shows the old position of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, which was moved in 1999. I filmed this my with my Minolta 8mm camera.
The music is by Pink Floyd “Time”, Doobie Brothers “Rockin’ down the Highway”, “Black Water”, Wishbone Ash “Leaf and Stream”, Honk “High in the Middle” and Doobie Brothers “Ukiah.” This is the original music we played back then on the trip.