Heads-up, Bristol massive, this is pt I of our Wavelength Surf Film Festival preview, which is returning to the Blue Earth Summit On Thurs, October 12.
Between films, Wavelength editors Mike Lay and Ed Temperley will be joined by a selection of filmmakers and contributors from WL Vol. 265, plus a live interview with 2x World Champion, @john_john_florence dialling in from Hawaii
Tickets also include access to the Blue Earth After Party, with food, drinks and a DJ set from legendary party starters and Spring Classic favourites, The Nextmen.
When: 6pm, Thursday 12th October
Where: Prop Yard, Bristol
Grab your tickets here.
In the Family of Things
Filmed by Nathan Oldfield and long-time collaborator Dave Rastovic, this short effortlessly came together over consecutive mornings during a long run of autumn swell.
“In The Family Of Things’ is a small, simple celebration of the gift of being alive,” Nathan said of the inspiration behind the production. “For me, the film is about belonging, about finding our place in the suchness of things. About being at home in ourselves, just the way we are, and in the present, just the way it is. About being awake to the beautiful realization that each of us are siblings of the Infinite. Each of us belongs in this world. I really feel like this is a message that people, particularly young people, deserve to hear.”
Tip: this is best viewed on the big screen.
Despite never seeing another woman surf, Siska Tasiripoula began surfing at 11-years-old on the tiny shore-breaks of Toloulaggo, a hidden jungle paradise.
In doing so she became the first female surfer of Mentawai and is a true pioneer riding a finless, snapped, wax-less and leggy-less surfboard, which she received after many months of persistent begging to her older brother Mull.
Have you ever imagined doing something that nobody has done before? Are you brave enough to pursue what you love and not care what anyone thinks?
This film is credit to the below people who did everything in their power to share this story with the wider world: Ruby Southwell, Siska, Jack O’Grady and Kat Davis –
In the Family of Things by Nathan Oldfield, starring Dave Rastovic
Siska by Ruby Southwell and Jack O’Grady
Rainforest Project by Matt Smith
Charging Nazare starring Andrew Cotton
Reclaim the Sea by Reclaim the Sea
Plus more films to be announced.
John John Florence & Asher Clark – Vivobarefoot
Matt Smith – Hometree/Finisterre
Rebecca van der Veer – Reclaim the Sea
Further details on the running order will be released next week, with films on screen and ambassadors on stage from the likes of Finisterre, Patagonia, dryrobe and Ocean Bottle.
2021 was standing room only, so booking early is recommended – and tickets are available here.