Bonython, Tim

Indefatigable surf videographer from Sydney, Australia. Bonython was born (1958) in Adelaide, South Australia, and moved with his family at age 13 to Sydney's Bondi Beach, where he began surfing. He worked his way into surf moviemaking in the late 1970s and early '80s by showing home-edited Super-8 films at local pubs.

Bonython was hired by surfwear manufacturer Billabong to film Surf Into Summer, their 1987 promotional video. He also shot promos for Piping Hot (Strike Force), Gorilla Grip (...