Hot Stuff Surfboards turned the surf world upside down in the ’70s and ’80s. With iconic sprays ridden by the world’s finest surfers, the company cemented its reputation as the most popular surfboard manufacturer in the world. With a 40-year legacy in their back pocket, a documentary featuring the characters and stories of the iconic brand is set for release later this year.
In the world of surfing, there are surf brands and then there are icons. Hot Stuff was an icon. You couldn’t turn a page of a magazine without seeing the flaming Hot Stuff logo, made popular by the likes of Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, who rode his Gil Glover shaped Hot Stuff to world championship glory. Similarly, Al Byrne mastered the evolution of channel bottom surfboards under the flaming banner.
The House of Hot Stuff, by Paul ‘H’ Hallas, features never-before-seen interviews and commentary from a large range of the surfing’s most established names. The film aims to deliver a captivating viewing experience that reveals the true stories behind the life, times, and rise of one of the most influential surf brands of all-time.
The House of Hot Stuff features: Bob Hurley, Mark Richards, Jack McCoy, Peter Townend “PT”, Gary “Kong” Elkerton Neal Purchase Snr, Darryl “Deep” Parkinson, Joel “Parko” Parkinson, Peter Harris, Nick Carroll, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Gill Glover, Fernando Aguerre, and Tommy Peterson.