Bustin’ Down The Door (Film)


Bustin’ Down the Door: The Surf Revolution of ’75 (Film)

Inside the tube I entered another dimension where time was expanded. Sometimes I felt I could curve the wall to my will

Shaun Tomson

Shaun Tomson - The surfing documentary "Bustin' Down the Door" focuses on the Australian and South African surfers that pioneered pro surfing back in the 1970s. Filled with beautiful original footage as well as open, honest, and sometimes emotional interviews, the movie successfully conveys the challenges that Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Peter Townend, Ian Cairns, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, and Michael Tomson faced in their quest to bring surfing to a worldwide, professional level. Overall the movie is well worth watching and is not your typical surf movie as it deals with much more than just the sport.This ground breaking action-packed documentary takes you back to the winter of 1975 in Hawaii- a dramatic moment in history when a group of young South African and Autralian surfers sacrificed everything. They put it all on the line to create a sport, a culture and an industry that is today worth billions of dollars and has captured the imagination of the world. A powerhouse film, the spellbinding action footage and fascinating subjects make Bustin’ Down the Door a surfing classic.

“Amazing wall-to-wall footage”
– Nathan Lee, New York Times

“A breakout film, Bustin’ Down the Door shows what happens when ego and historical problems clash during the most critical period in our sports history.”
– Kelly Slater

“A powerhouse spellbinder”
- Jim Kempton, Surfline

“The best surf documentary ever made.”
- Chris Cote, Transworld Surf

“Boasts thrilling action footage and riveting subjects.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“The most valuable entertainment by a documentary film in years.”
- Bill Sharp, Former Editor, Surfing Magazine

“…certain to rank alongside ‘Step Into Liquid’ and ‘Five Summer Stories’ in the primo category of surf movies that rip onscreen and tell a great story. This yarn, about how a group of Aussie and South African surfers took Oahu by storm in the mid-’70s, may be the best of the bunch… sizzling from start to finish.”
- Variety

“The most profound film ever made about surfing.”
– Jim Moriarty, Executive Director, Surfrider Foundation