London Surf Film Festival Shorties short film contest submissions open!

Shorties 2015 – OPEN!

We’re stoked to announce that submissions to the 5th Edition of the prestigious Shorties short film competition are now open. “The Shorties is about showcasing the wealth of homegrown talent on our shores, giving emerging and established filmmakers a platform on the world stage,” says Festival Director Chris Nelson. Until 9th September filmmakers from or […]

EXIT - REEFxLSFF Boxpark surf cinema London

Celebration of The Shorties

Thursday 20th August we’re stoked to be hosting an evening of surf cinema and sounds in London with our friends Reef. From 6pm we’ll be taking over at Boxpark, E1 showcasing a line up of inspirational films in anticipation of the London Surf / Film Festival 2015, presented by Reef plus music from Warren Xclnce with drinks […]


London Surf / Film Festival 2015 Dates Announced

The 5th edition of the London Surf / Film Festival presented by Reef hits the UK 16th – 24th October 2015. Hosted across the capital and across two weekends, the London Surf / Film Festival is one of Europe’s most creative and relevant surf happenings bringing to the UK a showcase of international surfing’s hottest […]

Cold water surfing guru Chris Nelson reflects on the notion of adventure at Huck Magazine

Huck talks to LS/FF Founder Chris Nelson

For their Adventure Issue, Huck Magazine have been joining up with a motley crew of headstrong characters to explore uncharted territory, including London Surf / Film Festival founder Chris Nelson. This is what they say about him: “Whether he’s bringing free-flowing celluloid to a land-locked audience for LSFF or documenting the chilly side of waveriding for his book Cold […]

Westerley Windia Image: © Brodie Standen

Becoming Westerly Book Launch

Tuesday 28th July LS/FF friend, former pro surfer  Jamie Brisick is in London for the launch of his new book, ‘Becoming Westerly’ which traces Australian surfer Peter Drouyn’s transformation to become Westerly Windina. The book launch and party will be going off at 71a Gallery from 6pm where Jamie will share a reading from his book accompanied by clips […]


The Salt Trail

We were stoked announce that the ‘The Salt Trail‘ from LS/FF friend and multi award winning independent filmmaker Mark Waters is available now through VOD. We hosted the world premiere of The Salt Trail at the London Surf / Film Festival to a sell out crowd who packed out the house to watch to watch […]

The Cheddar Experiment Jack Bessant

Jack Bessant with The Cheddar Experiment Band

The boys from StringerBessant  blew everyone away when they played an exclusive set for us at the opening night of LS/FF 2014 so we were stoked to get a call from Jack Bessant about his new project  ‘The Cheddar Experiment Band’ – a beautiful collaboration headed up by Jack bringing his songwriting, vocals, guitar and harmonica to the project. The album […]

London Surf Film Festival 2015 Entries Open

LS/FF 2015 Submissions Open

We’re stoked to announce that submissions are now open open for the 2015 London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF, the UK’s largest celebration of international surf culture. “This year marks the 5th Edition of the London Surf / Film Festival,” says LS/FF Director Chris Nelson. “We’re inviting independent filmmakers from across the globe to submit their films […]

Forbidden Trim

The Art of Trimm

There are those films that you just can’t wait to see, where the trailer alone leaves you wide-eyed and ready. Forbidden Trim is one such film and everyone from Beach Grit to Surfer Mag is frothing on it too.  Here’s the shortline: using a group of surfers for cover, Kilroy, a crack commando is sent […]



Easing you into summer, our friends at REEF are serving up a fresh slice of cinematic delights on line now. EXIT directed by Brian Hanson & Tait Hawes delivers an unscripted look at life on the road in Japan, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, California, Indonesia, and Europe, blending personalities, from legendary power of Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, and Mick Fanning […]

London Surf / Film Festival 2015 bringing to the UK the very best in international surf film culture

LS/FF 2015 is coming…

This October will see the 5th Edition of the London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF kick off, showcasing the cream of international surf culture. Over the past 5 year’s we’re stoked to have worked with the most exciting and relevant filmmakers from across the globe to bring to the UK premieres of the very best in surf […]

Otter Surfboards / Image: Mat Arney

Boards>Bangers>Beers – Otter Surfboards

It’s proving to be a week for shapers and makers… If you’re heading to the Cornwall this weekend on Friday night friend of the festival Otter Surfboards are hosting their annual BBQ – a night of boards, beers and bangers and the chance to poke around their workshop of wooden wonders. From 6pm James and the crew will be lighting […]


Cord Surfboards London Session

Heritage isn’t something that can be measured in Volan glass or resin tints alone. Founded by brothers David “Humphrey” and Peter “Chops” Lascelles, Cord Surfboards was born on Australia’s sunshine coast in in the mid sixties and was a draw for the leading lights – Bob McTavish, George Greenough, Peter Drouyn and Nat Young to name but a […]

EXIT - Reef Premiere

Exit // European Premiere

Saturday 6th June we’re heading to Carnmarth Hotel, Newquay for the European premiere of Exit, Directed by Brian Hanson & Tait Hawes – the latest film offering from our friends at REEF. The film kicks off at 6pm and entrance is free on a first come first served basis. Surf legend Taylor Knox will be in attendance so if […]


Approaching Lines International Goes Off!

  Newquay shone for the Approaching Lines International Festival of Surf presented by Reef, turning on good waves, good weather and good times for the four day celebration of international surf culture and we were stoked to be part of it. For three nights the Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay was a beacon of stoke packed to […]

Kevin Richards tucking into something cold and delicious Image: Rich McMullin

Cold Water Souls Talk

This Thursday, 5th March, author,  writer and LS/FF founder Chris Nelson goes behind the scenes of his critically acclaimed book ‘Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers’ at the Finisterre Shop, London. For those of you who come to the LS/FF, you’ll know Chris as the person who’s usually asking the questions up on stage, […]


An Iceland Memory

An evocative new project from our friends at Huck Magazine – Project Outdoor. In this first film, An Iceland Memory, polar explorer Ben Saunders and marine biologist Monty Halls share their elemental motivations for plunging into the extremes of nature.  “The concept of this was to conjure up those dream-like memories you have of a place, particularly […]

Easkey Britton surfing Iran

“Into the Sea” out now!

We were stoked to host Director Marion Poizeau at the London Surf / Film Festival last year where she presented the world premiere of her perspective-shifting documentary “Into the Sea”.  This critically acclaimed voyage of exploration and hope reveals the true power of the ocean so we’re stoked to hear that this must-see film is now available on VOD HERE. The film follows Irish […]


The Winter Session Interview

November – February, our friends at Magicseaweed host a surf film competition that shines a light on the hard yards search required to commit just one epic winter session from one surfer to one 90 second edit, rewarding the eventual winner with a serious travel budget to spend on the dream trip of a lifetime. Well that’s just the sort of […]


Hunt for Hipmasama – full length feature online!

Oli Adams “Hunt for Hipmasama” scooped Best British film at the this year’s LS/FF and it was no mean feat, with no funding or filmmaking knowledge his project had been nearly a decade in the making, inspired by  a grainy picture of a mysto wave on a remote British island – un-surfed and un-named. The image haunted […]