Join us for a special night of surf, stories and cinema at Allpress Dalston, London E8 2NG. As well as an epic night of surf culture and tales of adventure from the legendary Kepa Acero, our friends at Allpress will be serving up the finest sausage sizzle this side of London which you can was down with a a couple of free Sharp’s Offshore beers. All included with each ticket.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: NATURAL HIGH Dir. Jack Coleman
From multi award-winning filmmaker Jack Coleman, the much anticipated new opus Natural High featuring the stylings of Steph Gilmore, Ryan Burch, Bryce Young, Derrick Disney, shot over three years in Hawaii, Indonesia, France, Mexico, California and Australia, is narrated by Californian surf icon John Peck. The film exudes style and true soul with standout sessions, stunning cinematography and sumptuous soundtrack. Do not miss this.
“I define surfing as the action art of riding a wave of energy leaving only a disappearing wake behind…A total now dance of harmony & union with the wave’s energy, and its source. When I swim, or paddle out to catch an ocean wave, I am exercising my forgotten wings. When I wait for the right wave to come to carry me, I am meditating on natural reality and absorbing vital minerals from the Mother of all biological life on this planet… the ocean. Patience, health, and wisdom naturally result.” John Peck
Showing with short films:
UK PREMIERE: VONA Dir. Clint Davis
Kepa Acero is as at home chasing unchartered waves off the coast of Mozambique or Indonesia as he is scoring perfect river mouth barrels in the Basque Country. Always up for a new adventure, Kepa heads in search of pristine waves in one of the most unlikely of spots – the Black Sea coast of Turkey. What he finds will change your mind of just what makes a surf able coastline.
Kepa will be here in person to talk about all his surfing adventures and his latest two expeditions – to a desert region of Africa – and the ancient fringes of Turkey.
UK PREMIERE: RECLAIM YOUR WATER Dir. Faith Briggs
From dirtbiking to surfing, Natasha Smith aka The Unprofessional, has always made her own waves. In this short profile, she shares her personal experiences and about the importance of organizations like Ebony Beach Club, that encourage Black people to reconnect with the water.
Showing with: SHORTIES shortlisted film FINN Dir. Thomas Horig