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Senior Surfer Magoo


This short piece explores Barry "Magoo" McGuigan’s perception of being involved with surfing since the advent of the sport and the deeply personal ways that surfing has shaped his philosophy to life..



The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well- intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life's daily adventures, even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic cartoon. While Barry "Magoo" McGuigan is a lovable spirit, this is where the similarity ends as being Australia's oldest competitive surfer generates extreme focus .
This short piece explores Magoo's perception of being involved with surfing since the advent of the sport and the deeply personal ways that surfing has shaped his philosophy to life. Unassuming in nature , Magoo is a man of few words but his message is profound and this inspired the film.