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    IT'S PROTRACTED SUMMER EVERY YEAR ON THE GOLD COAST BEACHES OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- THOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY-MAKERS MINGLE WITH SURFING DEVOTEES IN A CLIMATE THAT ENCOURAGES YEAR-ROUND USE OF THE BEACHES.

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    Background: IT'S PROTRACTED SUMMER EVERY YEAR ON THE GOLD COAST BEACHES OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA -- THOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY-MAKERS MINGLE WITH SURFING DEVOTEES IN A CLIMATE THAT ENCOURAGES YEAR-ROUND USE OF THE BEACHES. BUT IN THE NUMIBAH NATIONAL PARK IN THE HINTERLAND BEHIND THE BEACHES THERE IS A NEW CHALLENGE -- A WATERFALL THAT JUMPS 80 FEET OVER A LEDGE OF ROCK.

    YOUNG LIFESAVERS HAVE THE ALTERNATIVE OF JUMPING THE FULL 80 FEET OR A LOWER JUMP OF 40 FEET TO QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE WATERFALL-JUMPER CLUB. THEY MUST AVOID CRASHING ON THE WALL OF ROCK OR LANDING IN THE FALLING WATER OR THE SHALLOWS.

    THEY ADMIT THE DIVE IS DANGEROUS FOR THE NOVICE - BUT THE SPORT IS GROWING IN POPULARITY. IT'S ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY A MALE SPORT -- SO FAR ONE GIRL HAS MADE THE JUMP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DP5Z90I2K5JI0LNCMU7D9E86
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DP5Z90I2K5JI0LNCMU7D9E86
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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  1. Mayney says

    The opening shot is the Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club. Every year until it was prohibited, members of the Surf Club used to visit Natural Arch, Numinbah Valley in late December to jump/dive through the roof of the arch. In 1964 we were joined by some members from Burning Palms SLSC who were travelling through the Gold Coast on a working holiday. Great Days!!!

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