We’re fortunate enough to work with the brands we love and the brands we believe in. Thank you to our brilliant partners for believing in us too and supporting the creativity that exists in surfing. If you’d like to get involved with the creative heart of independent surf culture drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you: HERE


Approaching Lines tell good stories well on screen, in print, on line, and in person. Bringing to life the tales that matter, they find the hook, the line, the story, developing original, creative concepts into fully-fledged projects that always deliver.

London Surf / Film Festival is an Approaching Lines Production.


Presenting Partner



British-based B-corp Finisterre has been challenging the status quo since day one. This year as they celebrate 20 years of pushing boundaries, we’re delighted to welcome our friends on board as headline partners.  Their focus has always been on creating sustainable products for those who share a love for the sea and their natural rubber wetsuits are no different.  Designed with cold water performance and the planet in mind, they’re helping lead the charge into the future, naturally.


The Shorties

Northcore Partner


We’re stoked to welcome Northcore on board to present The Shorties 2023. Born in the frigid North Sea, Northcore have long been supporters of the creative and hard charging community on this fair Isle, proving the kit and the know-how for adventures and surfers to have the maximum amount of exposure to the wildest waters and lands out there.

Associate Partner


The good folk at Yeti have been supporting adventures and the adventurous since 2006 and as people who like our beers ice cold and our coffee hot, we’re delighted to welcome them on board! They work with some of the finest spinners of yarns and tellers of tall tales, bringing the best stories in from the great outdoors, so are stoked to have them present our special story teller’s workshop.

Friends of the Festival 

Brewers of award-winning cask conditioned beer, and perfect pilsners, we’re delighted to welcome Sharp’s Brewery back onboard as our beer partner. Inspired by those moments when the wind turns offshore & serves up perfectly clean waves, night pass holders will be in for a treat, enjoying a free taster of  Sharp’s Offshore Pilsner

Our incredible design agency is Venn Creative – an award-winning multidisciplinary studio with an informal approach to getting professional results; whether its exciting design, effective brands or innovative websites. We’ve worked with this dream team since day 1!


Handcrafting and steam bending tradition wooden bellyboards in their workshop in Cornwall, our friends at Dick Pearce are all about sustainable stoke. The most fun you can have lying down, we’re delighted to have them on board as our trophy partners!



cord surfboardsFounded in 1965, Noosa by  some of the most exciting names in surf design, Cord Surfboards produces beautifully crafted waveriding vehicles. Master craftsman Markie Lascelles is now at the helm of this family business in the heart St Agnes, Cornwall.

Environmental Partner

Over the last 3 decades ocean activists Surfers Against Sewage have fought, campaigned and advocated for our marine environment, effecting positive change on a policy and personal level. They are a testament to the power of community and we’re honoured to welcome them on board as our environmental partners. We are looking forward to working together to shine a light on the riches of our saltwater playgrounds and highlight ways they can be preserved and enhanced.

Media Partners

Huck Magazine explores the many facets of radical culture: surf, skate, music, activism, art, the environment & the world at large; we contributed to the first issue and are long time friends & collaborators.


Looking Sideways

Looking Sideways helmed by Matt Barr is the essential podcast and community that has managed the difficult task of covering all branches of slide culture and beyond, deftly teasing stories and insight, never backing away from a tricky question. His 150+ interviewees traverse the spectrum from world champs to countercultural icons and from industry giants to underground heroes and best selling authors.



The UK’s biggest surf magazine, Carve has been the magazine for UK and International surfing for more than 25 years. We’re delighted to be working with the core of UK surfing as our surf media partner.


Launched in 2003, SurfGirl is one of the world’s largest female surf lifestyle magazines, championing women in and out of the water, and we’re stoked to have them on board.

Surfline is the world’s largest surf forecasting platform. With live wind conditions, live surf cams, a 16-day long range forecast and more, it’s never been easier Know Before You Go.”