Surf films are informational, inspiring and SO MUCH BETTER ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Load up the van because surf film festivals this year are reaching around the globe. Sure you could watch some of these movies later at home but you’d miss out on the gathering of surfers, filmmakers, ocean-lovers and good vibes!
Surf Film Festivals are filled with people who are equally stoked on what surfing is all about. Yes surfing is a sport, but more than anything it is a lifestyle. Certainly no one has ever regretted attending a surf film festival. Prepare yourself for a full spread of exhilarating and heartening films, plus who knows maybe you’ll win some free surf gear while you’re there.
Keep reading for the deets on a handful of popular surf film festivals in 2019 that you won’t want to miss!
New South Wales
February 20th - 24th, 2019
The Byron Bay Surf Festival has come and gone too quickly! Every year the mission of Byron Bay Surf Festival is to, “Present and maintain the culture of surfing, as an expression, art and lifestyle.” This festival was founded in 2010 and showcases the core of surf culture.
This 4-day festival is always packed with music, art, surf and movies. One film in particular you'll have to catch later is Momentum Generation starring Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and 6 other professional surfers!
Byron Bay Surf Film Festival is proud to be declared a Deep Blue Event, meaning waste free! Don't worry if you missed out, there is always next year.
March 1st - 5th, 2019
This film festival is calling all ocean lovers! “Bringing you the world’s best ocean films, from both above and below the surface.”
The vision of this tour is to inspire people everywhere to explore, respect and protect our oceans. These ocean films will be played around the world. For tickets for films being shown all over Australia, click here.
San Diego, California
May 8th - 11th, 2019
The San Diego Surf Film Festival has blossomed into one of the most respected festivals, globally. The beautiful city of San Diego serves as the perfect host city. Also, the amount of international surf films you can see in a few short days at this festival makes any amount of traveling worth it!
This festival not only has great films, but incredible art, live music and local beer. VIP passes are on sale now. This historic city gets pumped about this event every summer!
July 10th - 13th, 2019
Need an excuse to go to France?
The International Surf Film Festival is a 3-day event that takes place in France! This festival has built itself off a focused goal to give recognition to the artistic merit of surf films and put them in front of a wider audience to be discovered and appreciated.
We know going to France for a surf film festival already sounds great, but just wait... the festival projections and events are free and open to the public.
So it’s sounding like all that’s left to do is load up the van! Oh and pack!
Don’t Forget Your Anchor Chief Accessories
Whether you and your pals are going to make a trip out of it or find a surf film festival near you, don’t forget to pack your favorite surf accessories from Anchor Chief.
You’re Going to Need Something to Sit On!
You’ll probably be enjoying the sunset, towel changing quick before an event or watching a film on the grass, because of this a quality towel or blanket will come in handy!
Traveling With Your Board?
Odds are you will want to squeeze in a surf session or two, especially after watching the pros get pitted on film. Protect your board from scratches, dust and UV light while protecting the car or plane from wax with Anchor Chief’s Stretch Covers.
Choose from a variety of colors and sizes to ensure the safety of your baby.
Sorry we meant board…
Now that you’re prepared, go have fun! If you’re a rookie or a vet we hope your surf film festival experience is a rad one.
Make sure you’re fully prepared by checking out these surf accessories and more at Anchor Chief!