Event information reads: 7-9th November 2024, Riverside Studios, London, Surf / Film / Art / Culture

LS/FF 2018



On Thursday 18TH October we’re heading to Allpress in Dalston for an epic closing night finale – an evening of surf / film / music / good times and more with our friends at Allpress and ALUNA Coconut Rum.

Tickets are just £5 with all proceeds to Waves for Change >> HERE

Bringing together smooth sailing, surf sessioning, salty sliding, single-fins, sizzling sausages and Sharp’s ales with a liberal dash of Espresso Martinis – courtesy of Aluna Coconut as well as our good friends: Directors James Dean and Matt Crocker plus OKTOBA (who is also coming to play an exclusive set for us) we think it might just be the perfect way to round off this our 8th Edition of LS/FF!

We’ve lined up an awesome programme of premieres including the sublime Italian exploration Nausicaa, Generations a wave riding master class with some of the world’s best female surfers, celebrating the many ways some of the women enjoy the same ocean playground through their lives including the likes of Leah Dawson, Crystal Thornburg Homcy and more. In Cold Water Revolution, we’re take back to to roots of British surfing and the evolution of the wetsuit here on our shores and Isla de Bufalos  from one of our favourite directors Gabriel Novis is a cinematic delight taking us to Indonesia… it’s going to be all time!

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WEDNESDAY 10th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // SESSION 1 // 7pm >> TICKETS 

Big Wata Dir. Gugi van der Velden

London Surf Film Festival UK Premiere Big Wata

UK PREMIERE: West Africa has a turbulent and violent past. In a small corner of Sierra Leone, during an Ebola outbreak, a band of brothers find solace, escape and a new found identity through surfing.  Big Wata (The Ocean) is an insightful documentary exploring the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone.


The Sea Empowers Dir, Lucy Jane/ Joya Berrow

London Surf Film Festival World Premiere: The Sea Empowers Surfing JamaicaWORLD PREMIERE: Within the patriarchal Jamaican surf scene, 28 year old Imani Wilmot is a beacon of hope for fellow women. An intimate exploration on the social impact of surfing, culminating in Jamaica’s first ever all female surf contest, emotions run high exposing just what surfing really means to these women. Plus Director Q+A

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Nomads dir: Jonny Campbell (5mins)


WEDNESDAY 10th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 //SESSION 2 // 8.50 pm >> TICKETS 

EMOCEAN Dir: Tony Harrington

Emocean Tony Harrington UK Premiere London Surf / Film Festival 2018UK PREMIERE: Featuring the likes of iconic surf filmmaker Paul Witzig, Pipeline photographer Brent Bielmann, watermen Dave Kalama, Jamie Mitchell and Jeff Clarke plus surfers Bronte & Dave MacAulay, and shot on location in Australia, Hawaii and California this is a cinematic exploration of our complex relationships with the ocean.

EOS Dir. Bruce Muller 

EOS Bruce Muller Kassia Meador UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival 2018EUROPEAN PREMIERE: Super stylish Kassia Meador blurs the line between surfer, artist & performer. A creative & captivating cinematic masterpiece, combing an epic soundscape and stunning cinematography from Scott Soens & the late Sonny Miller.

Showing withSHORTIES Shortlisted film: Found Sound  dir: Zach Sebastian (5mins)


THURSDAY 11th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 1 // 7.00pm >> TICKETS

Beyond the Noise Dir. Andrew Kaineder

EUROPEAN PREMIERE: Beyond The Noise Dir: Andrew KainederWORLD PREMIERE: From the multi award winning filmmaker, comes this highly anticipated feature length ode to an Irish Winter, when snow dusted the high grounds and low edges and deep depressions spiralled in the raging North Atlantic. With charger Noah Lane, style master Harrison Roach, and stunning cinematography, not to be missed. Presented by Director Andrew Kaineder & surfer Noah Lane

Plus short film: UK Premiere NORTH SEA HOLES Dir: Lewis Arnold & Chris McClean

North Sea charger Sandy Kerr takes us home, an intimate and epic snapshot of surfing the UK’s frigid East coast.

Plus short film: UK Premiere TAN Dir. Alena Ehrenbold

Beautiful short exploring the world of a Brittany shaper,  Presented by the Director

Showing withSHORTIES Shortlisted film: 6ft6Sec dir: Daniel Satchell (5mins)


THURSDAY 11th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 2 // 8.50pm >> TICKETS

Priboi Dir. Kokorev Konstantin 

London Surf Film Festival UK Premiere Priboi surfing RussiaUK PREMIERE: In Siberia, winter water temperatures average just 2 degrees, snow lays heavy on the beaches and then there are the blizzards to contend with. This is cold water surfing at its very limits. This ground breaking, visually arresting masterpiece is a two year quest across the vastness of the Russian continent, home to some 37,000 km of coastline. A must see surf exploration.

Plus short film: A Lunar Cycle Dir: Andrew Kaineder

Award winning film fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, featuring Easkey Britton.

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Tantrum dir: Giles Carey (5mins)


FRIDAY 12th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 1 // 7.00pm >> SOLD OUT

Momentum Generation Dir. The Zimbalist Brothers

London Surf Film Festival UK Premiere Momentum Generation Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Taylor SteeleUK PREMIERE: Fired by an explosive cocktail of camaraderie and deep-seated competitiveness, this highly anticipated documentary explores how Slater, Machado, Dorian et al pushed each other to levels of performance previously unseen in surf culture. A frank and insightful look at the rivalries forged and friendships burned in the white heat of competitive surfing.

A very special screening presented by Rob Machado!

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Martial Narrative dir: Chris Case (5mins)


FRIDAY 12th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 2 // 8.50pm >> TICKETS


The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Dir. Ashton Goggans

London Surf Film Festival European Premiere The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Dane Reynolds Ashton GoggansUK PREMIERE: What happens when you bring Dane Reynolds and 10 tripped out surfboards, hand-shaped by some of the most radical hands, for a ten-day mind-melter at Mexico’s loveliest sand points? A celebration of surfing’s experimental tradition, an exploration of some of the most iconic and disruptive alternative designs, put through their paces by surfing’s most radical innovator. Accompanied by Q&A with Director Ashton Goggans

Rail Road Dir. Gustavo Imigrante

UK PREMIERE: Nic Von Rupp embarks on an ethereal surf lapse around Europe via train finding stirring landscapes and time to contemplate, between stalking sickeningly shallow slabs with Mick Fanning and mind warpingly huge waves with Ireland’s bravest chargers. Presented  by Nic von Rupp

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Todd dir: Jimmy Pinfield (5mins)


SATURDAY 13th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 1 // 7.00pm >> TICKETS

Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story Dir. Chas Smith

Trouble The Lisa Andersen Story UK Premiere Chas Smith female surfingEUROPEAN PREMIERE: Enigmatic surf icon and 4 Time World Champion Lisa Andersen changed youth culture forever. Her combination of style, power, drive and determination showed the world a new way to think about female surfing. Writer and cultural commentator Chas Smith brings us a raw and honest insight into Lisa’s struggle to fulfil the hastily scribbled promise of a run-away teen to be the world’s number one.

Plus short film: Black is a Colour Dir: Taylor Knox

Taylor Knox Black is a colour European PremiereWORLD PREMIERE: Featuring Mason Ho, Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox & Sal Masekela, a mystical journey through South Africa with some of the most beautiful black coloured surfing crafts ridden by some of the world’s best and most stoked surfers.

A very special screening

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: : Instant Surf dir: Adam Bell (5mins)


SATURDAY 13th OCT, Regent St Cinema, W1 // Session 2 // 8.50pm >> TICKETS


It’s Not All About The Waves Dir Kepa Acero

It's Not Only About the Waves UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival 2018 Directed by Kepa Acero Surfing AfricaUK PREMIERE: Surf adventurer Kepa Acero and photographer Eva Diaz head to Africa in search of a right hand point break but discover so much more. Accompanied by Q&A with filmmakers Kepa Acero and Eva Diaz

A Land Shaped by Women Dir. Anne-Flore Marxer

London Surf Film Festival UK Premiere A Land Shaped by Women surfing Iceland A Land Shaped by Women - Press usage only - info@raggieleonora.comUK PREMIERE: Anne-Flore Marxer & Aline Bock journey across Iceland by van, surfing, snowboarding and meeting some of the women who have helped forge Icelandic culture.


Paige Dir. Bjarne Salen

Paige UK Premiere London Surf Film Festival 2018 big wave surfing femaleUK PREMIERE: Paige Alms is an XXL award winning charger and pioneer of women’s big wave surfing. This documentary takes you inside Paige’s world as she trains, mentally and physically for the rigours of a season taking on her favourite wave – the infamous Jaws.


Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film: Islands In The Sky dir: Roger Sharp (5mins)