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Albert ‘Alby’ Falzon has probably contributed more to the world of surfing than many other people out there. A true identity, a figure head in the cult movement of surfing and a man who has and still does have a knack of being at the right place at some of the most pinnacle times in the history of surfing. 

Legendary Alby Falzon is the Heart and Soul of Surfing

Known majorly for his cult film Morning of the Earth (if you haven’t seen this film and you surf, go and watch it right now) as well as so many more like Crystal Voyager, Same As It Ever Was, Before The Jungle Gods and really too many more to mention. What we are saying here is go and watch them all. He is a master above all and was arguably the first filmmaker who constructed his videography perfectly with music of the era. The biggest names in music have worked with him; Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Pink Floyd and even Talking Heads. 

Photo: Alby Falzon @ home by Kane Skennar

Alby grew up in Sydney’s Maroubra, but didn’t start surfing until his family moved to Central Coast NSW when he was 14. He was the co-founder of surf publication Tracks with David Elfick and John Witzig and currently resides in the small NSW township of Eungai.

Alby Falzon has taken some of the rarest footage of surfers who created the cult that is today. Names like Michael Peterson (MP), Wayne Burton, Midget Farrelly, Nat Young, Bobby Brown, David Treloar, Phil Pearce the fascinating George Greenough and many more influential aqua men.

 

Photo: Alby Falzon

We leave you with some of his most iconic imagery as well as a couple of videos to get you going, and a quote from the man himself when he was inducted in Surfing’s Hall of Fame –

“Keep surfing, have a good time and have fun. Bless all of you and thank you so much for this.”

Photo: Michael Peterson by Alby Falzon

Photo: MP by Alby Falzon

Photo: MP by Alby Falzon

Photo: Nat Young by Alby Falzon

Photo: Bobby Brown by Alby Falzon

Photo: Alby Falzon, Combie

Photo: George Greenough by Alby Falzon

Photo: MP by Alby Falzon

 Photo: MP by Alby Falzon

ALBERT 'ALBY' FALZON


Born in the US + Live in OZ + Mums Aussie + Dads a Pomme + Ten Years a good corporate citizen + Fell in love with surfing + Met woman of my dreams + Got married + Traveled around the world + Decided to do something I love + Had the coolest little grommet alive + Feel grateful. Like helping people share the passion + Life is good.

Benny R