The twelfth Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) is touring across the country this spring/summer from 12 November to 14 December 2014.
“Tim Bonython and his surf movie concept has single-handedly re-invented the old school cinema-style atmosphere with new school cutting edge high-performance and big wave surfing,” said radio surf reporter Teza McKenna. “It’s an experience that anyone who loves the ocean needs to see first hand.”
In the mid-90s tow-in surfing in Maui changed the surfing landscape. The big waves that could be seen breaking out at sea were now the focus of what was possible and what could be surfed here in Australia.
Over the past 10 years, Australia has become a Mecca for surfing big waves known as ‘slabs’ that come out of deep ocean swells and unload onto very shallow reefs. With the aid of a jet ski, these intensely dangerous monster barrels can now be surfed and filmed!
The ASMF shows us where the sport is at now—highlighting the best slabs on the planet and the stories behind the brave and talented Australians who surf them—through the lens of Cinematographer/Director Tim Bonython.
“Each year I search for the greatest moments the ocean can offer to surf and shoot,” said Tim. “When it comes to surfers versus nature and the pure exhilaration the ocean can deliver, the Southern Hemisphere has the greatest playground of options on the planet.”
The ASMF will screen films shot this year in Bombora, a secret spot off the south coast of NSW, Pedra Branca, a reef 27 kilometres out to sea and hot off the press! Western Australia and Shipsterns, Tasmania.
For more information, dates and tickets visit: http://www.asmf.net.au