Nine films with a strong South African influence are set to impress audiences at the
10th Wavescape Surf Film Festival from 7 to 16 December in Cape Town.
Some of the films include Now Now by South African surfing star Jordy Smith, filmed
in Mozambique, Indonesia and Durban; the African premiere of Russia showcasing
surfing remote breaks in Kamchatka; and a Latin American movie, Killas y Un Kiwi,
about top women surfers.
The movies Berg Boys and Kushaya Igagasi track the progress of street kids in
Muizenberg and Durban respectively, portraying how the simple act of surfing can
have a deep effect on people’s lives.
In Salt Trail, South African Mark Water depicts a surfing trip to the immaculate
waves of Indonesia; while the Sleepy Sun is a quirky take on Cape Town’s top
underground surfer crew; and short film Dungeons covers a day at South Africa’s
scariest big wave reef.
Other films that will feature are Alaska Sessions, about a surf trip in the winter
darkness; The Old, the Young and the Sea, which depicts the European surf and
cultural experience; and Learning to Breathe, a documentary featuring a drug addict
surfer from California.
Adding snow to the ocean mix are the films Into the Mind, a snow skiing film set
among the most breath-taking mountain ranges in the world; and McConkey, a
moving story of a revolutionary freestyle ski pioneer.
Once again, sustainable seas and ocean activism are trademark themes at
Wavescape as specifically portrayed in Revolution, a film which addresses powerful
messages including research that shows the diminishing ability of the Earth to house
humans as a result of ocean acidification and marine species loss.
Ross Frylinck, festival co-director, says: “The festival was born from a love of surfing
and surf culture, and the simple idea of sharing these good feelings with our
audience. Ten years on, we present film, music and art events in South Africa,
Reunion and New York, with the aim of having fun, building community and promoting
A total of 32 films from around the globe will screen at three locations in and around
Cape Town, namely 4th Beach in Clifton, the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay and the Labia
Theatre in the city centre.
Visit http://www.wavescapefestival.com for more information.