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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]



We have some incredible prizes to be won at this year’s London Surf / Film Festival. Everyone who votes on the Viewers Choice Award – a prestigious category where you the surfing public get to sit in the judges seat and have your say about which film was the best – will be entered into a […]

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We have just few evening passes left for Saturday 11th October. Priced at £21 and available through the Genesis Saturday’s evening pass serves up a generous helping of cinematic delights! We’re delighted to be bringing you an unrivaled night of adventure and travel – journeying from the Italian coastline with Peninsula Dir. Luca Merli, to Indonesia […]


Tim Nunn Talks Photos

Tim Nunn has been a surf photographer and magazine editor for the last ten years, with a specialism in going to remote out of the way cold places in search of empty waves. We are stoked to announce that to accompany the European Premiere of What The Sea Gives Me on Saturday 11th October, Tim […]


LS/FF Writers Forum

LONDON SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2014 WRITERS FORUM ANNOUNCED We’re stoked to announce that in celebration of this year’s theme ‘The Narrative’ – putting the emphasis on writing and story telling in films and books – we are hosting a very special event THE WRITERS FORUM. We have invited a panel of award winning and best […]


Lines On Water Gallery

For 2014  we are celebrating 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 […]



UPDATE: FRIDAY EVENING PASSES ARE NOW SOLD OUT HOWEVER INDIVIDUAL TICKETS TO FRIDAY’S SCREENINGS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! CHECK OUT THE FULL FRIDAY LINE UP HERE Friday’s line up includes the COLD WATER TRIPLE BILL – the world premiere of The Hunt For Hipmasama presented by Oli Adams, the multi award-winning Cradle of Storms PLUS Chris McClean’s […]



Thursday nights should always look like this! We have a very limited number of evening passes available for THURSDAY NIGHT’S GALA OPENING for £15 which means more more film  for your buck!  Be quick because when they’re gone, they’re gone! The pass includes entry to the UK Premiere of Ava Warbrick’s critically acclaimed Stephanie in the Water – presented […]