The Inertia: The 58 Best Surf Films of All Time, Ranked
The 58 Best Surf Films of All Time, Ranked
Morning of the Earth represents the first time the perfectly-manicured lefts of Uluwatu were projected on the silver screen. Almost singlehandedly, the Bali scene in the film initiated a surge of interest in Indonesian surf exploration that continues to this day, for better or worse. Beyond that, Morning of the Earth is a time capsule of one of the most romantic periods in Australian surf culture where city-dwelling surfers, most notably Nat Young, withdrew to country life to reconnect with the land.