The 5th Edition of the London Surf / Film Festival, presented by REEF, hits the capital 16 - 24 October, bringing to the UK 2 weekends of the very best surf films from around the globe – a hand picked line up including 2 World Premieres, 2 European Premieres, 7 UK Premieres, a host of award winning films and the best of British shorts to inspire, excite & entertain while redefining the parameters of possibility. From pioneering big wave riding, the exploration of frigid frontiers and beyond, accompanied by talks with surfing's most inspiring heroes and icons including XXL Champion big wave surfer Chris Bertish, award-winning female big wave charger Paige Alms, surf adventurer Kepa Acero, leading surf photographer Tim Nunn, plus filmmakers, a gallery show presented by POW, music from Colin Macleod, art, artisans and more, this is an essential cultural happening and a must attend for wave sliding folk.

See the full program here.

“We’re privileged to work the most exciting directors and relevant names in waveriding to bring to the UK the very best in independent surf filmmaking which this year includes 2 World Premieres, 2 European Premieres, 7 UK Premieres plus a host of award winning films and ground breaking shorts," says LS/FF founder Chris Nelson. “We’ve curated a feature programme that explores all aspects of surfing from Fish and Uncharted Waters that celebrate the totems and icons of our culture, The Wave I Ride and Ocean Driven that shine a light on those individuals pushing themselves at the very limits of human endurance to the mind blowing Attractive Distractions and Nix Nic Nooley which reveal just what is possible at the cutting edge of performance surfing. We have extraordinary films that explore the overwhelming lure of surf exploration through some of the most inhospitable landscapes like Bear IslandFaroes, Freezing and Headache. For many of the films we showcase, the festival will be the only chance you’ll get to watch them as they were intended to be enjoyed – on the big screen, accompanied by a packed crowd of likeminded, wave sliding folk – the original “social media" experience!"

Attractive Distractions featuring Chippa Wilson (above) has its UK Premiere at London Surf / Film Festival on 17th October

·      Friday 16th October – Saturday 17th October, The Genesis Cinema, E1 plays host to the opening weekend.

·      Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th October LS/FF brings an all-new line up of talks and premieres to Regent Street Cinema, W1. 

Tickets are available through the cinema box offices priced from £8.50, with a limited number of evening passes from £15 delivering more films for your buck and some exclusive goodies too. For full line up information and ticket details: www.londonsurffilmfestival.com.

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Paige Alms - The Wave I Ride has its European Premiere at London Surf / Film Festival on Friday 23 October 2015