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London Surf / Film Festival

London Surf / Film Festival is the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary surf culture bringing to these shores the very best surf films from around the globe  – a hand picked line up of must-see premieres to inspire, excite & entertain while redefining the parameters of possibility.

Over the last 7 years, we’ve grown the event organically, working with some of the most exciting surf filmmakers from across the globe, hosting packed out premieres and audiences with some of the most inspiring names in surfing.

For many of the films we showcase at London Surf / Film Festival, it will be the only chance you’ll get to watch them as they were intended to be enjoyed – on the big screen, in surround sound, accompanied by a packed crowd of likeminded individuals. Surf movie releases have always been community happenings – the original “social media” experience and that is exactly what the LS/FF is all about.

The 5th annual London Surf / Film Festival presented by Reef went down in a blaze of stoke. Hosted across the capital, across two weekends we were thrilled to work with some of the most exciting filmmakers across the globe to bring to the UK the very best surf films for a celebration of the cream of international surf culture including 3 World Premieres, 3 European Premieres, 7 UK Premieres. Accompanied by talks and Q+A’s with heroes of the sea and screen including XXL winning charger Paige Alms, big wave rider Chris Bertish in the house and our favourite adventure traveller Kepa Acero, surf photographer extraordinaire Tim Nunn, a special intro from Ben Weiland, a host of filmmaker Q+A’s, musicians, artisans, writers, the very best in art and culture, a gallery show of works from the UK’s leading artists presented by POW, the world’s best sausage sizzle and surf screening hosted by Allpress Espresso, the festival has become a must attend for surfers from the 4 corners of our island.

Here’s a quick glimpse of what went down in 2015


Film & Edit: Lucy Lu Films // Music: Colin Macleod

To see what happened in 2014 when Steph Gilmore attended,  check out the film below.


Film & Edit: Lucy Lu Films // Music: Stringer Bessant

Check out the review of the LS/FF below from filmmaker Allyn Harper to see what went down at the 2012’s LS/FF. Thanks to Matthew P for the soundtrack.

London Surf / Film Festival is an Approaching Lines production.