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We’re part way through the London Surf / Film Festival and it’s been a riot of stoke and filmmakers so far.

Julian and Joaquin Azulay

Julian and Joaquin Azulay

The first weekend was an extravaganza of premieres, award winning films, froth, beers, surfers and filmmakers including the award winning surf explorers Julian and Joaquin Azulay and top surfers including Mike Lay, Elsie Pinniger and Arthur Bourbon.

Editor Roger Sharp and top photographer Tim Nunn were in the house to present the world premiere of The Persistence of Hope.

Cornish filmmaker Ella Kite presented her Shortie, Ewen The Organic Surfer and walked away with the coveted “Emerging Talent’ award.

The final weekend is set to kick off tomorrow (30 September) and promises to be an epic celebration of the cream of international surf culture.

The birthplace of British cinema, the iconic Regent Street Cinema plays host to the weekend bringing to the big screen the hottest surf films from around the UK and across the globe – a line up to inspire, enlighten and entertain.

Festival Director Demi Taylor  said “Alongside the award winning features, Fire & Water and Dirty Old Wedge we’re delighted to be bringing to the capital Chasing Zero, a live audio visual performance and stunning collaboration between award winning filmmaker Chris McClean and musician CJ Mirra. On the same evening we’re hosting a very special 35mm screening of one of the year’s most hotly anticipated films, Forbidden Trim presented by the filmmaker George Trimm with a set from his epic Forbidden Trim Band over from the US of A.”

Accompanied by the best homegrown films, by talks with waveriding’s most inspiring heroes and icons including Irish big wave surfer Peter Conroy, top British pro Oli Adams this saline hit of inspiration is an essential cultural happening.

Tickets are available through the Regent Street Cinema box office. Check out London Surf / Film Festival for the full schedule.

Featured image Award Winning filmmaker Ella Kite. All photos London Surf / Film Festival

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