Surf / Film / Art / Culture 9 - 12 Oct 2019 Regent St Cinema, W1

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Presenting Partners


Approaching Lines is about telling good stories well. We delight in a finely turned phrase: in film, in print, on line, and in person. We produce happenings big & small, bringing people together to create new tales. We are a collective of surfers, writers and cultural commentators dedicated to preserving and communicating the spirit of surfing.

London Surf / Film Festival is an Approaching Lines Production.


Associate Partners


We’re stoked to welcome longtime friends Finisterre back on board as our wetsuit partners! We’ve know founder Tom Kay for some 15 years – we were living a few doors apart when he was launching his brand and we were writing our first surf book. Finisterre has gone from strength to strength, developing essentials for cold water surfers everywhere, supporting chargers from Noah Lane to Easkey Briton.

Nixon LogoBased in SoCal, fuelled by adventures far and wide, Nixon creates some of the most covetable watches on the planet and supports some seriously talented surfers & creatives (from Chippa Wilson to John John) so we’re delighted to welcome them on board as partners for this year’s Shorties!


Friends of the Festival 

Surf Ears ®

We’ve got to look after our ears if we want to prevent the dreaded exostosis – so we’re stoked to welcome Surf Ears onboard – their excellent ear plus let sound in while keeping the water and cold air out!


ArvinArvin Goods is a basics brand that feels anything but. With a love of wild spaces, they create some of the finest design-led, sustainably made socks & basics using closed loop recycling… engineered to look good & do good it’s a pleasure to have them on board!


Surf Sistas

Surf Sistas have been curating epic adventures since 2003 with heaps of happenings for surfers of all abilities; surf & yoga weekends, longboard clinics, progression weeks and more, plus a surf bus from London!


Sharps Logo

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.


 Specialty coffee roaster Allpress Espresso have a love of surfing and great coffee – just like us – so we’re stoked to have them fuelling the LS/FF fire!


We’re delighted to welcome Aluna Coconut to the festival, a Guatemala / Caribbean rum blend that’s loaded with all-natural toasted coconut flavours but lower in sugar and we’re serving up Aluna Coconut espresso martinis at our Allpress night!



Atlantic Blankets were born and raised in Cornwall and inspired by their coastal surroundings. These gorgeous blankets and super-soft throws accompany us on every goose chase – perfect for travelling, beach BBQ’s and post surf warm ups.


Media Partners

 Huck Magazine explores the many facets of radical culture, be it surf, skate, snow, music, art, activism, pop culture, the environment and the world at large; we contributed to the very first issue and have been long time friends collaborators.


magicseaweedMSWIcon is the surfer’s daily digest, delivering forecast information and up to the minute news, images, videos and editorial from the waveriding world. We regularly contribute to MSW and check their forecasts even more regularly so we’re stoked to have them on board!


The UK’s biggest surf magazine, Carve has been a platform for UK and International surfing for over 20 years. We’re delighted to be working with them again as our surf media partner.


Launched in 2003, SurfGirl is one of the world’s largest female surf lifestyle magazines and part of the Orca Publications stable , we’re stoked to have them on board!