In less than a month, the 7th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival returns to the Outer Banks for three nights of stellar surf films, live music, surfcraft, shapers, surf-inspired art, some fire and tons of family-friendly fun.
Film curators selected Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s pioneer surf documentary Momentum Generation, Outer Banks local Logan Marshall’s OUTER and Graham Nash’s Can’t Steal Our Vibe to be featured at Surfalorus, which will be held September 20-22.
“We were blown away by the caliber of films submitted this year,” said Rachel Taylor, Cucalorus’ Programming Director. “It’s amazing how you can take this limited category, oceanography and surfing, and find such a breadth of people and places represented. We traveled from local coastlines to Cape Town, South Africa where Graham Nash’s documentary Can’t Steal Our Vibes chronicles Waves for Change, helping young people overcome poverty and abuse, and to Kochi, India, in Luke Williams’ The Chapati Surfers, where North Carolinians team up with Home of Hope India to launch a surf camp for orphaned girls. Some of this year’s submissions gave us deep belly laughs while capturing vulnerable truths, and some showed us immense hope for the efforts to protect our oceans and to empower our young people- and of course, so many good vibes.”
The free film festival kicks off on September 20 upstairs at Jennette’s Pier, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The doors open at 6:30pm with live music by members of Blurky’s Quirky Friends and local surfboard shapers and artists showcasing their handcrafted goods. The single must see surf documentary of the year, Momentum Generation, will make its North Carolina premier on Thursday at Surfalorus. While viewing Momentum Generation, Surfalorus guests can enjoy kombucha from Haypoint Live Culture Foods and froyo from Surfin Spoon.
The Surfalorus Lifetime Achievement award will be given on Thursday evening at Jennette’s Pier. This award will be presented to a filmmaker who has had a significant impact on surf culture in North Carolina.