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bondi forever: the documentary

A word from Terry Jenkins. 

Hi All.

I am pleased to advise that the Distribution of the “BONDI FOREVER” Documentary has progressed with big steps and the prime time public broadcast dates in Australia and New Zealand are as follows on the FOX/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL :

PREMIERE – Sunday 18 November at 7.30 pm.
REPEATS  — Tuesday 20 November at9.30 pm ; Tuesday 27 November at 3.30 pm ; Thursday 29 November at 8.30 pm.
There will be scattered repeats outside prime time during November and there will be further scheduling for December with dates to be confirmed.

To date there have been broadcasts throughout Asia and the last count confirms the Documentary has been shown in over 55 countries. The response has been extremely positive.

There are currently advanced discussions with both Channel 10 and the ABC for free to air broadcasts . This will follow the exclusive broadcast period held by Fox/Nat. Geo.

QANTAS and JET STAR will commence showing “BONDI FOREVER “as part of their  International and Domestic in-flight entertainment as from December. Discussions are also being held with other International Airlines who have shown interest.

So that we keep this project “totally Bondi “, I have arranged for well- known and respected Bondi surfing identity RICK TEODO to do some “BONDI FOREVER ” Caps , T-Shirts an Hoodies. When I have the samples from Rick I will put photos etc on line for viewing. Those who were involved in the production will be given items as thanks for their contribution. To make it completely Bondi , the Graphic Artwork was done by Sempai AI IKEDA from the Bondi Junction Kyokushin Karate Dojo. Sempai Ai previously held the Australian Kyokushin female lightweight Title and has competed in world karate  tournaments in Japan. Following a karate tournament in Indonesia last year Sempai Ai was given surfing lessons by Matt Ellks at Vila Selina in Bali and Ai now wants to get serious with surfing once she finishes tournament fighting.

Thanks again for your support. It was a big project and we shot over 100 hours of footage. However, I’m happy that the story is being told by “Bondi People” and is dedicated to the People of Bondi, and that was my goal with this project.

Cheers,

Terry Jenkings.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Terry Jenkins #

    If the Consorting Squad was still going I’m sure I would have been arrested by now given the crew I tracked down for interviews. I would have loved to use old Sth Bondi nicknames like Zulu , Harry Hungry Hair, Joe The Goose etc in the Doco , but political correctness has tied our hands these days.

    I’ll send on to AndyC. As a very young gremlin I watched him make his moves with the girls hanging around the rocks at Sth Bondi. Even though he wouldn’t know me, I was in awe of his front and ability to conquer.!!!! I still am!!!

    I did this project as I was tired of hearing recent blow ins ,who seem to think they know Bondi , talking about Bondi people & history they didn’t know, events they weren’t at and places they’d never visited in Bondi.
    Anyway, I’m glad it’s done and a little history has been told for the future generations to appreciate where they came from.

    I’m pushing the Surfing Museum for the Pavilion, but once again finding it hard to get Blow Ins to understand that Bondi is a surfing beach , not a pottery studio.

    We’ll catch up one day and talk about some of those characters that, even though spread all over the globe, have always called Bondi home.

    Yeeeeooo,

    Terry Jenkings.

    October 7, 2018
  2. Mike Bennett #

    Terry, any word yet if it will be shown the U.S. and if so, when and where? What a bloody shame mate that you couldn’t use the nicknames, political correctness has gone too far!! Half the fun in our memories are the crazy names given to us. Think I could sue anyone for calling me “the Canadian Kook?” Nope, don’t want to…I can live with it!

    October 20, 2018
  3. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    mike, dont worry about it ,look at it this way ,there are only a few of us ,that carry a legent name ,and to think about it who,else had the honor of being named the kook by BLUE,no one.
    so take pride my son.you and i,DOOLEY. AND MAGOO,WERE THE FIRST TO PUT OUR SURF BOARDS ON
    THE RACK ,IN THE POLIO PIT ,TAKE CARE.LOVE YOU,OUR MEMORIES WILL LAST FOR EVER.
    AND THANKS TO ALL THE GUYS ,THAT KEEP THE STORIES ALIVE.
    THANKS ANDY C,SORRY ABOUT THE ENGLISH,I HAVE HAD THIS LAP TOP FOR 6.YEARS AND STILL CANT FIND THE KEYS,BUT AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE OUT WHAT I AM SAYING.THE THATS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.
    TAKE CARE TO ALL THE GUYS THAT WERE THERE.
    ANDY C.

    October 24, 2018
  4. I was about twelve and walking back to the south Bondi rip, a nine foot water-logged balsa under my spindly arm and watching Mayes coming my way, just as we passed each other I dropped the beast on its belly and the fin went horizontal.
    That’s when I learnt how loud Bluey could laugh.

    October 24, 2018
  5. Terry Jenkings #

    Mike – send your Postal Address to me via this site ( or email to Pete and he can forward to me). You earned the right to have a DVD copy decades ago 👍. I’ll get one to you.
    As for Andy – Mate , I look forward to seeing you when you get back to Bondi……it was never the same after you left!!!!
    “ BONDI FOREVER “
    Cheers Guys,
    Terry Jenkings

    October 24, 2018
  6. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    THANK YOU,FOR ALL THE NICE THINGS YOU SAY.I HOPE TO COME DOWN THIS NOV,OR EARLY DEC.
    I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHEN THE SOUTH BONDI BOARD CLUB HAS ITS XMAS MEETING ,BUT SADLY TO SAY 2 GUYS THAT WERE THERE A FEW YEARS AGO WONT BE THERE,
    NOW WHEELS ,AND MAGOO,ARE NO LONGER WITH US ,
    THANK GOD I STILL HAVE THE KOOK,RICK AND DOOLEY,
    I
    ALOHA TO ALL AT HOME
    WISH I COULD DO IT AGAIN,BUT DOOLEY RICK ,AND BENNETT,ARE GETTING A LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH,
    BUT IF ALL IS LOST ,THEY CANT TAKE AWAY OUR MEMORIES ,AND THE GREAT GUYS WHO LEFT US
    LOVE TO ALL KEEP SURFING .
    ANDY C
    TELL THE GUYS I STILL HAVE MY HAIR,IF I LOST IT I WOULD LOOK LIKE BENNETT

    November 7, 2018
  7. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    THEY SAY ,YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL A BONDI BOY ,BUT YOU CANT TELL THEM MUCH

    I THINK I HEARD THAT FROM BLUE .
    TAKE CARE TO ALL,AND BONDI FOR EVER,WE MADE IT WHEN IT WAS FUN FUN FUN
    THANKS ,,ANDY.C

    November 7, 2018
  8. Andy, are you on Facebook? Apparently that’s where half of the underaged South Bondi rascals gather for their bullshit episodes.

    … and you may not have logged on here:

    https://scumvalleybondi.com/about/

    November 10, 2018
  9. Mike Bennett #

    Terry, thx for thinking of me, I’ll send my address to Pete. Really nice of you too offer me a DVD of Bondi Forever, and I sure hope it gets air time in the U.S. I have many friends, plus other people I have met that have been to Bondi and all loved it. One more thing, I am tired of Andy bragging about his hair! Bald is in! At least that’s what I keep telling myself! Don’t give up on the surf museum Terry, we need it and I can’t believe someone else out there won’t support the cause.
    Bondi forever mate!!!

    November 15, 2018
  10. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    DEAR MIKE.THERE MANY PLACES OUT THERE,,,
    EVEN IF YOU HAD HAIR,I WOULD STILL LOVE YOU THE SAME,IF THERE WAS A WAY TO GIVE YOU SOME OF MINE I WOULD DO IT,IF I GO BEFORE YOU I WILL LEAVE IT TO ,BUT DONT GIVE UP,I AM SURE IF YOU TRIED ,YOU COULD FILL IN A FEW SPACES,BUT I STILL REMEMBER WHEN YOU DID HAVE SOME,SO HANG IN THERE MATE,YOU ARE SLIM NO HAIR,I AM FAT WITH HAIR,SO WHAT EVER,THANK GOD WE ARE STILL HERE,,BUT BUDDIES TILL THE END
    LOVE AND MEMORIES,FOR EVER
    ANDY C.

    November 16, 2018
  11. Hey, Mike, next time you’re in Hawaii show Andy where the caps key is … it reminds me of a woman who lived in apartment 9 who one day parked in apartment’s 8 spot. He left a note on her windscreen: DO NOT PARK HERE.
    The next day he had a note on his windscreen: my apologies, and there is no need to shout.

    November 16, 2018
  12. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    ANDYC.
    I WILL TRY TO COME BY THE CLUB ON THE FIRST, IF I CAN. I HAVE I HAVE SOME COPIES OF THE FIRST CLUB FINALS, THE LINE UP BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT WITH BLUE, MAGOO, DOOLEY ,O’DONAVAN AND WHO ELSE WAS THERE, AND THEN THE PRESENTATION ,WITH A LOT OF THE GUYS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, JOHN AND BLUE ETC,I WILL COME STRAIGHT FROM THE AIR PORT FOR A SHORT TIME, AS A MATE WILL PICK ME UP.
    THANKS ANDY, REGARDS TO ALL.

    November 25, 2018
  13. ANDY COCHRAN. #

    IT WILL BE BETWEEN 8 PM AND 9. I HOPE THERE WILL BE SOME ONE THERE, OTHERWISE I WILL GIVE THEM TO RED.

    November 25, 2018
  14. Mike Bennett #

    Pete, hope you had a chance to have a mag with Andy when he got back to Bondi. If you did I hope you showed him the cap key. Seriously, I know how much he loves the place and misses all his mates! Heard he spent a night with the Dooleys, bet the stories came one after the other. I’m sure I’ll hear all about it when he gets back. I’ve been in touch with Terry and can’t wait to see the Bondi Forever video. More stories, more memories!

    December 7, 2018
  15. Never got down, Mike, but Terry’s got a photo somewhere of AC arm in arm on the promenade with two old desperates on day leave …. RedT being one.

    December 11, 2018

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