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Bringing Waves To The Outer Banks

2024 Surfalorus Film Festival 

Celebrate 13 years of the Surfalorus Film Festival, presented by North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, taking place during the Eastern Surf Championships, September 16-18, 2024.

This three-day celebration showcases the year's best surfing films, sharing great surf movies from award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers in a supportive and laid-back atmosphere. For more information or to purchase Surfalorus passes, click the button below. Each evening begins with some tasty beverages, a few snacks, and some live music from notable East Coast bands.


About The Surfalorus Film Festival

Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between Dare Arts and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Film Foundation.


Surfalorus is an annual showcase of the year’s coolest surf films and ocean documentaries that started as part of the larger festival and grew into its own event.

Below is a list of the 2022 Surfalorus Film Festival award recipients:


  • Emerging Filmmaker Award: Mike Leech for HINES


  • Best Feature Film: Waterman by Isaac Halasima


  • Best Cinematography: Vona by Clint Davis


  • Best Soundtrack: Sweet Adventure by Peter Hamblin


  • Best Editing: Ruth Mamaril for Rocco Up

2022 Surfalorus Award Recipients

Surfing Equipment Repairs

2023 Sponsors

The 12th annual Surfalorus Film Festival is presented by North Carolina Aquariums, Jennette’s Pier and is a co-presentation of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Dare Arts.

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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