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The Australian Surf Movie Festival Tour 2020 featuring SwellChasers from Swell and Back, a voyage into the best and greatest biggest swells of the past 3 years
5 Short Films – 5 Locations – The best surfers on the planet
For the first time in 3 years, the amaysim Australian Surf Movie Festival will return to venues across Australia, featuring 6 jaw-dropping films that capture the world’s best big wave surfers battling the biggest waves on the planet. Screenings will take place in November and December.
The films feature an array of the world’s best big wave riders, including: Kai Lenny, Rodrigo Koxa, Matahi Drollet, Ross Clarke-Jones, Dan Corbett, Bradley Norris, Henry Davies, Shane Ackerman, Jake Osman and many more.
Renowned surf cinematographer Tim Bonython has spent the last 4 years chasing massive swell events for this year’s festival. It is an adventure that has taken him around the globe.
The footage he has collected records some of the most ground-breaking scenes in recent big wave surfing memory. These include pioneering big wave surfer Kai Lenny riding the futuristic foil surfboard in gigantic surf at Jaws, and fellow big wave rider Rodrigo Koxa breaking the world record for the biggest wave ever ridden.
“To see these big wave gladiators charging down monster waves is just the most exciting thing,” said Tim, who is not only the films’ main cinematographer, but also the founder of the event.
The first film features big wave surfers at Nazaré in Portugal, the second, at Mullaghmore in Ireland; the third, at Teahupo’o in Tahiti; the fourth, at The Right in Western Australia; the fifth, at Cloudbreak in Fiji. Together these five films make up the 14th Edition of the festival.
Right now, Tim’s passion for putting “big waves on the big screen” at the Festival could not be more needed. It offers viewers the chance to forget about the current world crisis and completely immerse themselves in the raw power of the ocean, along with the stories of the surfers brave enough to push the limits of what is possible. COVID-19’s taken the stoke out of a lot this year—the festival promises to bring it back, if only for a night.
All films featured are directed by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award-winning cinematographer and multi-award winning surf film producer Tim Bonython, who has over four decades of experience filming and documenting surfing.
Please Note: This is event is live in the theatre.
This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
We strongly encourage you to purchase 2 or more seats with friends, so there are fewer empty spaces and more people can enjoy the show.
For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.
The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.
N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Events Bar open
6.30pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – Australian Surf Movie Festival
9.30pm – Event concludes (Includes interval)