Little Goddess -blue board of happiness''

In 1971 in Australia, one man and a few friends being surfers, made a film called The Morning of The Earth. His name is Albert Falzon.

The film captures a time in life that really is hard to maintain, freedom without a huge amount of responsibility, but is easy to maintain through the connection with the ocean, which is total bliss.

Falzon made the film with a soundtrack that went gold in Australia. I recommend listening to the soundtrack on YouTube and you will see parts of the film.

The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards and homes in search of waves.

Mr. Falzon also cofounded a surf magazine called Tracks, which has some of the most famous stills in surfing history, one being the Michael Peterson cutback.

Mr. Falzon, the generous soul that he is, offered me his little blue goddess board. How could I refuse when the film means so much to me? He also signed the bottom of the board.

The board is covered in Tara Buddhas, which is the goddess of compassion. It gives out a positive energy in the line-up (ocean) when surfing that helps protect you. The subtleties of these energies, particularly in the line-up, cannot be underestimated. They contribute to an overall sense of harmony, both in the water and on land.

So I hope we find inner peace in this life and start taking care of one another.

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Tags: albert falzon, australia, board, michael peterson cutback, signed, surf, surfing, the morning of the earth, tracks

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on December 9, 2015 at 6:52am

Paul, what a great blog to start the day with. Thank you!

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on December 9, 2015 at 7:27am

Video added, thanks.

Comment by Adam Halloran on December 9, 2015 at 1:12pm
Awesome board!!
Comment by Dave Stein on December 9, 2015 at 9:19pm

I never would have associated the words art and spirituality with the word surfboard. This little surfboard proved me wrong. It has a very warm, soft and easy feeling vibe to it. This board was made with a lot of thought and careful painstaking planning. The details of the Goddess and surrounding background, the flowers, seashells, elaborate design patterns are spectacular. They are quietly understated.

The details  equal that of a piece of fine painting. It's so easy for an artist to go "over the top" with so many images going on here but all the details flow and feed off each other. It's like listening to a Grateful Dead concert on a good night.

The story picture on this board is something spiritual and graceful. It echoes

 what a great surfer looks like when he/she catches a good wave: graceful, powerful, angelic, peaceful, nimble, noble posture, etc.

This board really has it all. To call it just a surfboard  does it a great injustice. This is the ultimate statement about what a craftsman/artist and surfer can do who lives in harmony with his natural surroundings.

Congrats Paul,

This one is a keeper!!

Comment by Barry S on December 10, 2015 at 8:45am
So awesome Paul! I pulled up about Falzon and briefly read about his movie and soundtrack. Amazing board and story behind it, you sure have something there!
Comment by Barry S on December 10, 2015 at 9:12am
When I think of surfing and music it always makes me think of Dick Dale. One of the most important pioneers of the guitar. As much as you love music I'm sure you know him. But then again you are stuck out on that island. :) You can't show a clip of someone surfing and not play Misirlou, here in the U.S.
Comment by Paul on December 10, 2015 at 9:50am
The Morning of the earth is screening in the states next year.
Dick's music has been on a few soundtracks , pulp fiction may have been ond of the top of my head.

The guys in on the youtube video were in the mote movie and Albe and Rusty miller are in their 70s,the boys are really fit and happy, healthy.
Comment by Barry S on December 10, 2015 at 10:53am
They do look fit and happy, they have the life over there. I've never been surfing. I'm allergic to sharks.
Comment by Paul on December 10, 2015 at 7:27pm

The early morning plunge, LIFE'S BETTER WHEN IT'S WETTER!

Comment by Paul on December 10, 2015 at 7:40pm


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