10th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival

September 21, 2021

“Surftember”, as many call this month, is underway and the 10th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival begins tomorrow! This unique event takes place at Jennette’s Pier, showcasing the best of talent on the Outer Banks, and awesome events.

Not only is this a film festival, but they’re also offering underwater filming workshops, hang gliding lessons, and jamming to some live music.

Tickets required to attend films, there is an offer of individual passes ($10) or a full festival pass, which includes all admission to all showings ($22). **Note that face masks are required inside NC Aquarium buildings (Jennette’s Pier and Aquarium on Roanoke Island)

For ticketing and details, click here.

For lodging during Surfalorus, click here.

EVENTS

  • OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION & OPENING NIGHT FILM – Jennette’s Pier
    Wednesday 9/22 @ 6pm
  • OPENING NIGHT PARTY – Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
    Wednesday 9/22 @ 9pm
  • HANG GLIDING LESSONS – Jockey’s Ridge
    Thursday, 9/23 @ 1pm
  • COROLLA SHORTS BLOCK – Jennette’s Pier
    Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm
  • UNDERWATER CAMERA DEMO – NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
    Friday 9/24 @ 10:30am
  • AWARDS CEREMONY & BUXTON SHORTS – Dare County Arts Council
    Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Features

GIRLS CAN’T SURF

Wednesday 9/22 @ 7pm

Runtime: 108 minutes

It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluro colors, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN’T SURF follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. Featuring surfing greats Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen, Pam Burridge, Wendy Botha, Layne Beachley and more, GIRLS CAN’T SURF is a wild ride of clashing personalities, sexism, adventure and heartbreak, with each woman fighting against the odds to make their dreams of competing a reality.

THE BIRTH OF THE ENDLESS SUMMER

Friday 9 /24 @ 7pm

Runtime 86 minutes

“The Birth of the Endless Summer” follows Californian surf pioneer, Dick Metz, as he vagabonds the globe from 1958-1961. Metz’s train-jumping, steamship-hopping tour, in the vein of On the Road and The Motorcycle Diaries, led to Metz’s discovery of “the perfect wave” at Cape St. Francis, South Africa. Dick’s travels not only inspired his friend, Bruce Brown, but also paved the way for The Endless Summer to become a reality. Birth of The Endless Summer follows the 90-year old Metz back to South Africa to retrace the steps of his original journey.

Shorts

A SURFER’S SEARCH

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 3:47

Erik Wilkie, reflects on his love for surfing in the Great Lakes.

BELIEVE

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 26:00

In the heart of the French Para Surf team. Meeting with some atypical athletes during the World Championship, just a short period before France got under lockdown. Tension, doubt, confidence and happiness dictated the 10 days spent in California, just before the world’s pandemic. When some “different” athletes go beyond their limit to get medals.

A surf adventure, a life adventure.

BEYOND TRADITION

Buxton Woods Shorts: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 15:39

The Urushi Alaia Project is based on a foundation of appreciation and respect for both nature and surfing. Surfing enthusiasts from Japan, Australia and America are working together to establish and maintain a beautiful world, a sustainable environment and a responsible society that can be passed on to the next generation.

CHARLIE SURFER

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 18:00

Charlie is 10 years old and diagnosed with Aspergers. He is proud of his diagnosis but sometimes he wishes he could be more like the other boys in his class. Feeling different makes him feel left out at times. Because of his Aspergers Charlie struggles with team sports. But he has found two things he loves to do, surfing and dancing. We follow Charlie through ups and downs at this year’s surf camp. 

EBB & FLOW

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 12:55

Follow the experiences of three fearless females and their love for the surfing waters off the west coast of Ireland.

I AM

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 5:13

This short film shares a perspective of shift towards a conscious lifestyle through the heart of Richard Kidd. The intention, to inspire beings to re-create their personal relationship to and with the present moment.

Maybe One Day

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 8:16

In Klitmøller the sea is the local community center. It is where all the social life is. Angelina is struggling to become a part of that community.

OUT FRONT

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 12:35

Out Front, created to celebrate core surf communities around the world by showcasing their unique wavescapes, culture and local surfers — filmed by local filmmakers. There’s a lot more to the Outer Banks of North Carolina than a few salty miles of Cape Hatteras real estate, OBX propaganda and pirate lore. Young local filmmaker and proud ‘townie’ Logan Marshall hunted high and low — and steep and deep — to unearth a fresh perspective on a historically enchanting place.

Precipitate

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime 3:47

Kauai Hawaii, while known for its garden of Eden-like beauty, has a handful of underrated, under-the-radar world-class rippers. They’ve been groomed over the shallow razor-sharp reefs and under heavy barreling sections that wrap around the island yearly. Here’s a handful of sessions from one summer on the South shore with Kuio Young. Unknown, unsponsored and unbelievable in the water, he deserves some recognition.

Shine

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 2:34

Music video for, “Shine,” the Mighty Olas first single off their new album, Scenes from the Aquarium, featuring women’s longboard surfing champion Callie Summerlin

Sinhala

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

From losing his home in the 2004 Tsunami as a child to becoming a free surfer as an adult – We journey through a Sri Lankan surfers relationship with the ocean. An exploration of life and spirituality 

Solace

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 8:00

A short, poetic surf film reflecting on navigating the COVID pandemic in Sri Lanka. It was a year that presented challenges and opportunities for everyone, despite our unique circumstances. But there was always something to find solace in. For us, it was the sea.

Sombrio Surf

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 3:21

Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island made headlines in the late ‘90s when its community of squatters was evicted. But the 13 years that Leah Oke spent surfing daily at Sombrio, solidified her future as one of Canada’s pioneers in cold-water surfing. She would go on to overcome unthinkable tragedy and become an inspiration to female surfers across the country.

We Are Like the Waves

Corolla Shorts Block: Thursday 9/23 @ 7pm

Runtime: 13:00

WE ARE LIKE WAVES is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, documenting the struggles and breakthroughs of becoming a female Sri Lankan surfer.


What I Talk About When I Talk About Surfing

Buxton Shorts Block: Saturday 9/25 @ 7pm

Runtime: 16:39

Surfing is in your blood. A competitive surfer teaches his daughter to surf. Does the drive to compete take the fun out of surfing?

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