Australian Surf Movie Festival on its way to Yamba
FOR the first time in three years, the Amaysim Australian Surf Movie Festival will return to venues across Australia, featuring six jaw-dropping films that capture the world’s best big wave surfers battling the biggest waves on the planet, and will be coming to Yamba Cinema next month.
Renowned surf cinematographer Tim Bonython has spent the past four years chasing massive swell events, and the adventure that took him around the globe has formed the basis for this year’s festival.
The footage he has collected records some of the most groundbreaking scenes in recent big wave surfing memory, including 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.
“Each story is a voyage that takes us all to unique places, memorable scenery, meeting incredible people, witnessing some crazy moments and outstanding surfing from all big wave surfers.”
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 and the fifth at Cloudbreak in Fiji.
Tim said with the COVID-19 pandemic dominating much of 2020, the timing was perfect for this year’s festival.
“Right now putting big waves on the big screen could not be more needed,” he said.
“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.”
All films featured are directed by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award-winning cinematographer and multi-award winning surf film producer Tim Bonython, who has over four decades of experience filming and documenting surfing.
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