The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival is screening a record 32 films at the Labia this year, running from Thursday, 7 December until Sunday, 10 December 2017, many of which are premieres. Bunker77, the crazy story of Clark Gable’s son Bunker Speckels – the heir to a massive fortune who became one of surfing’s most infamous characters as he blasted his way across the world blowing his fortune while surfing – will be having its African premiere.
There is also the screening of the film Proximity – a series of conversations between the world’s top surfers. Proximity is the latest in the Taylor Steele stable, starring Kelly, John John, Rasta, Stephanie Gilmore, Albee Layer and Craig Andersen.
Nathan Oldfield’s film Church of the Open Sky will also be another highlight, while I am African is a soulful film about a soulful Moroccan who dreams of surfing Skeleton Bay in Namibia and travels the lengths of Africa to do it.
A quick list of all the films at the Festival includes: Proximity, The Jump, Biarritz Surf Gang, Given, Optimist, Paradigm Lost, Sea Wolf, Blue Road, Bezerke, Week up West, I am African, and Scarlet’s Tale and the shorts are A Million Waves, Awen, Woza, Shape qui Rit, Masa, The Edge of North, Sea Lone, Secret Waves, Welcome to Raglan, Night Rose,The Scramble Gamble, Left in Lagos, Blackboy, Visit and Zion’s Gate.
To see the programme, synopses and trailers, go to the Wavescape website. Tickets for the Festival can be bought on Quicket.