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Budget  40,000 AUD
Country  Australia
7.7/10 IMDb

Music director  G. Wayne Thomas
Language  English
Morning of the Earth movie poster
Director  Alby Falzon, David Elfick
Release date  25 February 1972
Cast  Terry Fitzgerald, David Treloar, Rusty Miller, Nat Young, Stephen Cooney, Michael Peterson
Similar movies  David Elfick directed Morning of the Earth and Crystal Voyager, The Endless Summer (1966), Step into Liquid (2003), Surf Crazy (1959), Highwater (2009)

Morning of the Earth is a 1971 classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick.


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The film's soundtrack was produced by G. Wayne Thomas and included music and songs by noted Australian music acts Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd, Mike Rudd and G. Wayne Thomas. The record became the first Australian Gold soundtrack album. In October 2010, the soundtrack for Morning of the Earth (1971) was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

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The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they travelled in search of the perfect wave across Australia’s north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii. The movie is regarded as one of the finest of its genre and noted as recording the first surfers to ride the waves at Uluwatu on the very southern tip of Bali and so bringing Bali to the attention of surfers around the world and so the beginnings of Bali as a major tourist destination.

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Tamam shud from soundtrack album morning of the earth 1972 sea the swell


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Tamam Shud were recording tracks for the surf film Morning of the Earth including their song "First Things First". Their main lead singer, Lindsay Bjerre was having voice problems so they recorded the song using lead guitarist Tim Gaze; music producer G. Wayne Thomas was unhappy with Gaze's vocals and asked Broderick Smith (Carson) to fill in. According to Bjerre, Tamam Shud were not informed and only found out about the switch at the film's premiere; according to Smith, he had Tamam Shud's knowledge and permission.

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  • Kirra, Queensland
  • Lennox Head, New South Wales
  • Broken Head, New South Wales
  • Angourie, New South Wales
  • Whale Beach, New South Wales (Sydney)
  • Bali:

  • Uluwatu
  • Hawaii:

  • Rocky Point
  • North Shore, Oahu
  • (In alphabetical order, incomplete.)

  • Chris Brock
  • Stephen Cooney
  • Terry Fitzgerald
  • Barry Kanaiaupuni
  • Gerry Lopez
  • Rusty Miller
  • Michael Peterson
  • Baddy Treloar
  • Mark Warren
  • Nat Young
  • Soundtrack

    1. "Morning of the Earth" – G. Wayne Thomas
    2. "I'll Be Alright" – Terry Hannagan
    3. "First Things First" – Tamam Shud
    4. "Sure Feels Good" – Brian Cadd
    5. "Open Up Your Heart" – G. Wayne Thomas
    6. "Simple Ben" – John J. Francis
    7. "Bali Waters" – Tamam Shud
    8. "Making It on Your Own" – Brian Cadd
    9. "Day Comes" – G. Wayne Thomas
    10. "Sea the Swells" – Tamam Shud
    11. "I'm Alive" – Peter Howe
    12. "Come with Me" – Brian Cadd


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