6_ForestLiquidLight Live _ Image LSFF_ Peter Chamberlain x LSFF

Chris McClean x CJ Mirra Static Live // Image: Peter Chamberlain x LSFF

London Surf / Film Festival 2024

The 13th Edition of London Surf / Film Festival hits the UK AUTUMN 2024.

Bringing to the UK a hand picked line up of the very best surf films from across the globe – documentaries to inspire, travelogues to stir up the wanderlust and cutting edge action to blow minds – all accompanied by Q+A’s, talks, workshops, icons, art, music good times and more, it is a celebration of the cream of international surf culture.

We’ll be opening submissions shortly.

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Alex Knost in conversation with LS/FF founder Chris Nelson following the UK premiere of his directorial debut Tan Madonna / Image: Surf Sistas

Knost in conversation with LS/FF’s Chris Nelson // Image: Surf Sistas x LS/FF

How it started

London Surf / Film Festival was founded in 2011 by surfers and writers Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor. It began, where all the best ideas start life – around the kitchen table, in the deep mid winter, after a few good waves. The aim was to bring together the UK surfing tribes to share the stoke, the storytelling and the cream of surf culture.

How it’s going

After 12 editions, some 290 film premiers, with art shows, live music, talks and a whole heap of good times, it has grown to become a must attend gathering for the global waveriding collective.

Stacy Peralta - Filmmaking Masterclass // Image: Kate Czuczman / Patagonia

Stacy Peralta – Filmmaking Masterclass // Image: Kate Czuczman / Patagonia

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 & unexpected names in surf & culture inc. 7x world champion Stephanie Gilmore, icons Rob Machado and Stacy Peralta, big wave pioneers Paige Alms & Albee Layer, chargers Torrey Meister, Chippa Wilson & Dion Agius, explorers like Kepa Acero & Keith Malloy surf creatives including Lee Ann Curren, Alex Knost plus leading filmmakers, musicians, artists, photographers, writers & the most relevant names in surf culture

Amy is often founded threading a fine and enviable line, whether in her role heading up Lived & Loved at Finisterre or in the cool waters of home shores in the times in between…

Why come?

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. See you there!

If you’d like to get involved or join the team, please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you >> HERE

Whose who at LS/FF // Image: Surf Sistas x LS/FF