Uncharted Waters: The Personal History of Wayne Lynch (image 1)

“He’s that one rogue element that’s never been turned into a dancing bear.”

Screened as part of NZIFF 2013

Uncharted Waters: The Personal History of Wayne Lynch 2013

Directed by Craig Griffin

A revealing portrait of genius surfer Wayne Lynch, a man with more than a touch of Australian outlaw attitude. Packed with classic footage and interviews with Lynch and other surf legends.

85 minutes DCP

Director, Producer, Screenplay

Photography

Clare Plueckhahn

Editor

Sara Edwards

Sound

Nick Batterham

With

Wayne Lynch

Uncharted Waters provides a revealing portrait of genius surfer Wayne Lynch, a man with more than a touch of Australian outlaw attitude – and no great enthusiasm for being revealed. Born into a fishing family, Lynch grew up in and around the ocean near Lorne on the southern Victorian coast. Recognised as a prodigy while still a teenager, he featured in countless surfing movies from an early age. His extraordinary, loose-limbed agility in these youthful films will take your breath away, no matter how often you may have replayed them before. Self-taught and inventive, Lynch was at the vanguard of change: the so-called shortboard revolution. But his initial season in the sun came to an abrupt halt: required, at age 19, to register for National Service and a possible stint fighting in the Vietnam War, he became a conscientious objector and spent three years hiding out. As averse to wearing a logo as a uniform, he remains the embodiment of a wilderness sub-culture forged in the 60s, standing in stark contrast to the corporatised recreational culture of today.