Terry Fitzgerald featured in Alby Falzon's original film 'Morning of the Earth' and continues his surfing internationally whilst shaping his single fin surfboards and other designs at Hot Buttered in Australia.
As a sequel to the iconic Falzon film, Andrew Kidman has produced 'Spirit of Akasha'. During the initial showing of the 'Spirit of Akasha' at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2013, the Single Fin segment received some of the greatest reviews which perhaps demonstrates both the awe felt when watching single fin and free style surfing and the connection with the benefits of riding single fin surfboards.
"In a celebration of all things classic in surfing, the second annual Good Vibrations Retro Classic surf competition will take over Canggu Beach in Bali on Saturday, August 25 for a great day of surfing with old and new friends, music and entertainment, environmental awareness programs and beach cleanups, surfboard demo’s, and more. A field of 48 surfers will be joining this 2nd annual event at arguably Bali’s most popular wave playground of Canggu Beach, their primary objective to impress the judging panel and the crown on the beach with their ability to master the single fin style surfboard. The surfers are only allowed to use either old classic boards or new versions of the old classics in the competition; the only stringent requirement is that the board must have no more than one fin. The one-day competition organized and sponsored by Drifter Surf Shop, Mantra, and Insight Indonesia will culminate in a 6-man final, where each finalist will receive their own new single fin surfboard just for making it to the final. Up for grabs are two classic “Morning of the Earth” style boards, two pintail “Gerry Lopez” style boards, and two wingtip pintail boards. The overall winner gets his or her name on the perpetual Good Vibrations trophy that will be housed alternately in The Drifter Surf, Mantra, and at Insight. There will also be awards for the biggest drop, deepest barrel, most stylish turn, biggest wipeout, and any other crazy maneuvers that may manifest themselves during this day of retro expression.... ....And with legends like Terry Fitzgerald, Mitchell Rae, and the “Drifter” himself Rob Machado coming, it promises to be one heckuva highlight in Bali’s 2012 surf season"