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 […]

2015 London Surf / Film Festival presented by REEF submissions open

Submissions Open for 2015 London Surf / Film Festival

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 […]

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 […]


The Wave

You can’t fail to have heard about The Wave, a new surfing project taking root in Bristol. This ambitious plan fusing inland surfing and sustainability is the brainchild of Nick Hounsfield whose enthusiasm and dedication has taken The Wave from pipe dream to a reality that will be opening its doors in the next year. They’ve launched a crowd funding campaign (with […]

Seba - Five

The Art of: Distribution

  It’s fair to say the world of filmmaking has changed. The digital revolution has ushered in an era where the technology to make high quality surf films has become more accessible, yet the route of progression and distribution has become less clear. So what is the next step once you have filmed, edited, scored […]


LS/FF Charity Gallery Auction

For 2014  LS/FF celebrated the art of storytelling and the power of narrative in surf filmmaking. For all great works have one thing in common – they take the viewer on a journey, convey a message, tell a tale. The best of those finely turned phrases and iconic lines stay with us, go on to […]


Rewind – LS/FF 2014 Redux

 The 4th annual London Surf / Film Festival presented by Reef hit the capital 9 – 12 October 2014, bringing to these shores the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary surf culture – four nights of pure stoke and the very best independent surf films from around the globe. After 4 nights of packed screenings, World, […]


Closing Gala Screening: The Granite Stoke

TICKETS £5 AVAILABLE HERE We are stoked to announce that on Thursday 16th October at 7pm we are hosting a very special Closing Gala Screening with our good friends at Allpress Espresso at their roastery and cafe on Redchurch Street in the heart of East London. We have the UK Premiere of the award winning […]


LS/FF 2014 Winners Are…

The 4th annual London Surf / Film Festival, presented by Reef, is stoked to announce the winners of this years awards. After four nights of packed screenings in the heart of the capital, World, European and UK premieres, a mind blowing set from StringerBessant, 16 directors in the house, 2 WCT surfers, 6 authors, countless […]



The London Surf / Film Festival is a melting pot and meeting place for filmmakers and creatives. We were stoked to meet filmmaker Rebecca Coley at the festival this year. She’s making a film about how surfing transformed Nias, told through the eyes of a local girl who surfs on the Asian Surfing Championships. She […]