London Surf Film Festival

London Surf / Film Festival presented by Reef kicked off this over the weekend, bringing to the UK a celebration of the cream of international surf culture and the best of British, showcasing the hottest surf films from around the globe  – a line up to inspire, enlighten and entertain. 

Hosted across two iconic cinematic venues, the film festival continues this weekend at Regents St. Cinema and includes Q&A’s and talks with waveriding’s most inspiring heroes and icons such as XXL Winning female surfer Paige Alms and renowned surf explorer Kepa Acero, workshops, a gallery show, music, art, artisans and more! This saline hit of inspiration is an essential cultural happening.

See the full line up and links to trailers below.


23-24 OCTOBER Regent Street Cinema, W1.

Image: @Chrisburkard // Faroes European Premiere LS/FF  Friday 16 October 

There are also a limited number of night passes available for Friday at £22 to give you more film for your buck as well as some exclusive goodies.
All tickets are available via the Regent Street Cinema box office HERE 

Friday 23rd October – REGENT STREET CINEMA, W1

7pm European Premiere: THE WAVE I RIDE Dir. Devyn Bisson
Female big wave charger Paige Alms takes on the biggest and most terrifying waves on the planet. This intimate film follows her journey back from a horrific injury, will she be able to charge the giant waves of her home break Jaws again.
Presented in person by Paige Alms and Director Devyn Bisson
Watch the trailer here:

9pm UK Premiere: THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM Dir. Jon Long
This visual spectacular celebrates the sheer joy of the ride and the pure stoke of going big. Featuring pioneers from across the world of surfing, Kelly Slater, Kelia Moniz, Bruce Brown, Chris Burkard, plus skateboard and snowboard legends including Jeremy Jones, Danny Way and Yvon Chouinard, this breath taking big screen feast in not to be missed.

Watch the trailer here:

Saturday 24th October – REGENT STREET CINEMA, W1                                     

5pm European Premiere FISH: THE DOCUMENTARY Dir. Joseph Ryan
At a time when logs ruled the line-up, San Diego surfer Steve Lis came up with a design so radical it remained an underground sensation for years. With insightful contributions from the likes of Dave Rastovich, Derek Hynd, Mark Richards, Tom Curren and Rob Machado, plus awesome archive and action footage this beautifully crafted ode to revolutionary board design is a must see.

Watch the trailer here:

7pm UK Premiere: UNCHARTERED WATERS Dir. Craig Griffin
Groundbreaking and illuminating documentary tells the story of one of surfing’s most influential and enigmatic figures characters, Australian surf legend Wayne Lynch. Set against the backdrop of disaffected youth, the Vietnam war and the increasing commodification of surfing, this film lifts the curtain on Lynch’s character and motivation, while showing the massive effect he brought to the lifestyle and the influence he has had, and continues to have on our most groundbreaking surfers. Not to be missed.

Accompanied by KEPA ACERO: Film and Talk
Renowned surf explorer Kepa arrives hot off the plane from his latest adventure to share some exclusive new films with us and talk about his solo adventure chasing the monster swell that hit Indonesia and surfing the longest waves in the world in South America.

Watch the trailer here:

9.15pm London Premiere NIX NIC NOOLEY Dir. Toby Creegan
The year is 2879 and everyone from the world as we know it in 2015 is dead. Dead. The ocean has dried up and the only way to go surfing is by time travel. Creed McTaggart and Duncan McNicol head back in time to score waves with Ellis Ericson, Thom Pringle, Noa Deane, Jay Davies and Dion Agius. Dials the radness to 11.

Accompanied by UK Premiere THREE STONES FROM THE SUN Dir. Seb Zanella Beautifully crafted documentary allows us to hangout and share waves with the amazing Dave Rastovich, in and around his Byron Bay home.

Watch the trailer here: