Upcoming Surf Films
The Australian Surf Movie Festival
A Tim Bonython initiative
Over the last 10 years, Australia has become a Mecca for surfing crazy, ocean slabs. Big lumps of water that come out of deep ocean water and unload on to very shallow reefs. These waves create monster barrels and are intensely dangerous. Their size and power are truly a spectacle. The breaks can be found dotted all over Australia’s coastline.
Years ago, Hawai’i was the only place surfers could travel to in order to surf these big waves. And places like Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Wiamea Bay, on the island of Oahu, were the only places they could test their surfing gladiatorial skills.
Then, in the mid-nineties, Laird Hamilton, with his Maui buddies, started tow-in surfing at a place called Jaws, on the north shore of Maui. This changed the surfing landscape, especially in-relation to what could be surfed here in Australia. Those waves that could be seen breaking out at sea, were now the focus of what is possible. With the aid of a jet ski, these waves could be surfed. Ever since, surfers have been seeking them out and taking on the challenge of what is possible and what is not.
But one thing’s for sure, what was not possible yesterday, is possible today.
The 12th Australian Surf Movie Festival shows us where the sport is now, by highlighting the best slabs on the planet – right here in Australia. Except the ultimate extreme action sequel – the stories behind some of the up-and-coming, brave and talented Australian surfers – all captured through the lens of film director and cinematographer, Tim Bonython.
The 12th ASMF includes stories shot this year of the Right in Western Australia, Cape Solander (aka Cape Fear) in Sydney, a secret spot off the south coast of NSW bombora, Shipsterns in Tasmania and Pedra Branca – a reef 27 kilometres out to sea.
You can catch the movie:
Hoyts Millenium, Fremantle – Wednesday 12th Nov Book Tickets
Newport Hotel, Fremantle [18+ ONLY] – Thursday 13th Nov Book Tickets
Book early to avoid disappointment!
And if you like surf movies then this is about the most comprehensive list of them out there.