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New Smyrna Beach

FLA Surf Flim Fest Q2 2024 - Father's Day Weekend

The past 10 years it has been an honor and a privilege to provide a community event that brings us together and showcases the finest surf films available. We’re looking forward to kicking off another 10 years of stoke…. Yeeeewwww!

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FLA Surf Flim Fest Q2 2024 - Father's Day Weekend
FLA Surf Flim Fest Q2 2024 - Father's Day Weekend

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jun 15, 2024, 11:30 PM

New Smyrna Beach, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, USA

About the event

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New Smyrna Beach, FL – We are excited to announce the programming lineup for our second event of the 2024 Florida Surf Film Festival at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. Father’s Day weekend has been a staple for us over the last decade, and we can’t wait to have everyone back for a special weekend. One and two-night passes are now available, and don’t forget to check out our annual Green Room Membership, the only way to roll if you want the VIP experience with reserved seats, meals, T-shirt, YETI, and drinks included.

Scott Hulet, Creative Director of The Surfer’s Journal, will be around with his book, Flow Violento, due out June 12th. He will have a limited number of copies on hand for purchase and signing. Scott is a master storyteller, and we are thrilled to have him in attendance with his newest showcase of tales. We’ll also be recording a podcast with him that weekend so please subscribe to Surf Stories Podcast now or find where ever you listen to podcasts.

Friday night will open with a pair of films from the South African duo of Will Bendix and Alan Van Gysen. Turn and Go gives us a brief history of Dungeons, a coning behemoth, shaken with ice, straight out of the darkest, most white shark-infested brine off Cape Town. And who other than charger Grant “Twiggy” Baker could fill the lead role at his home break. Continuing with the theme of heaving pleasure domes is Place of Thorns – The Story of Puerto Escondido, a beautifully intimate look back at the historical significance of this sand-bottom, dream-machine, spinning into the occasional nightmare.

The second film set of the night will showcase a new short film from Roark and Finlay Woods titled Far Out East: The Teachings of Taro, which pays homage to Taro Tamai, one of the elder statesmen of Hokkaido, Japan. His life philosophy, of being at one with, and taking inspiration from, nature has solidified his place in the hierarchy of surf elders. Our feature of the night on Friday is Channel Man – Col’s Story, a fascinating recounting of Colin Smith’s shooting-star of a career and how the channel bottom became an integral part of surfboard design. With interviews from legends such as Rabbit, Wayne Lynch, Tom Carroll, and many others, it’s an entertaining document on the short, beautiful life Col lived.

Saturday night will kick off with Tosh Tudor’s first signature surf film, Tube Therapy, shot and directed by Cameron Vurbeff and features a diverse cast of tube pigs, including Florida’s own Justin Quintal. Following is Free Time from Layne Stratton and Cam Richards, both planning to attend a Q&A after the film, featuring some progressive, breath-taking surfing. Last, we close out the weekend with los gauchos del mar’s African Territory II, featuring Argentinian brothers Joaquin and Julian Azulay, completing more circumnavigation of the dark continent. It’s an insanely ambitious and fruitful journey down the southwest coast of Africa, revealing unseen treasures both in and out of the water. If you were at the festival in November 2022, you will no doubt remember part one. Joaquin Azulay will be in attendance again to present his film and host a Q&A afterwards.

June 14th, 2024:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

  • COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • Turn and Go – Will Bendix and Alan Van Gysen – 15 min.
  • Place of Thorns – Will Bendix and Alan Van Gysen – 37 min.
  • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

  • Far Out East – The Teachings of Taro – Finlay Woods – 10 min.
  • Channel Man – Col’s Story – Nicholas Cupelli - 75 min.
  • Raffle – Nixon, Yeti, Cronin Surfboards

June 15th, 2024:

5:00 PM – Doors Open

6:30 PM –

  • COMMENCEMENT with John Brooks, Festival Director
  • Tube Therapy – Cameron Vurbeff – 43 min.
  • Free Time – Layne Stratton – 39 min.
  • Raffle – Roark, Globe, Creatures of Leisure

8:30 PM –

  • African Territory II – Gauchos Del Mar – 107 min.
  • Q & A – Joaquin Azulay
  • Raffle – Nixon, YETI, Cronin Surfboards

We are proud to have Monster Energy serve as our presenting sponsor again for this year’s festival, providing travel and lodging for the filmmakers who attend the festival.

Podcast Sponsor: Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation

Principal Sponsors: State of Florida Division of Arts and Culture, Volusia County, Roark, YETI, Sun Bum, Wagner Vasileros – aka The Lawyer Dude, Anson Stoner, Globe Brand Footwear, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Major Sponsors: Persimmon Hollow, Cronin Surfboards, Florida Virtual School, Brian Layman Wealth Management, Cap’n Lu’s – A Health Food Store for Pets, Red Dog Surf Shop, Kembali Board Shack, Café Verde, Gallery 237, and Clancy’s Cantina

NSB Sponsors: Flaunt Electric Bicycles, Scott Yurchison Real Estate, Daytona Climbing Company, Dragon Alliance, LunDev Homes, Nixon, Mangrove Bay Design, Biological Consulting Services, Dr. Phil Stephens at MyEyeDr, Funxion IT, Pura Vida Bracelets, Beachside Tavern, Solento Organic Tequila, Dr. Matt Smith at Natural Health Practices, Daytona Drywall and Plaster, White Claw, Kula Yoga, Magnolia Acres, Jewelry of Joy, Oceans of Hope Foundation, and Surfrider Foundation Flagler/Volusia.

Media Partnerships include: Surfline, The Surfer’s Journal, Surf Splendor Podcast Network, Beach Grit, The SurfNetwork, American Surf Magazine, and Encyclopedia of Surfing.

Encyclopedia of Surfing provides our historical and archival needs.

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