Raw, influential 1969 Australian-made surf movie made by Paul Witzig of Sydney; cherished as a document of the opening year of the shortboard revolution, as well as a showcase for teenage sensation Wayne Lynch and 1966 world champion Nat Young.

Evolution was Witzig's second feature-length movie, following The Hot Generation, which bridged the longboard and shortboard eras. All aspects of the surfing life were changing, along with the boards themselves, and Evolution captured the shift. Where...