"The documentary La Primera Ola focusses on 7 key moments that defined the early days of Spanish surfing. Stories like that of Félix Cueto, a young kid from Oviedo who made himself a surfboard with only a Beach Boys album cover for guidance, surfing it for the first time in 1962; or of the Casa Lola hippy-surf commune in the 70s, whose residents were among the first in our country to make surfboards of real quality. Stories like the birth of surfing in the Mediterranean, which was thanks to the tenacity of Pepe Almoguera and a handful of hardy surfers; or how the Canary Islands became the Hawaii of the Atlantic - and was overrun with crowds as a consequence. Stories like that of the Gulley brothers, two Australians who found waves on the coast of Asturias better than any they had surfed in their native Australia.
How were Spain’s most mythical waves discovered, and how did the early surfers manage to get hold of the equipment necessary to surf them? We will see for the first time the inside story of the young men and women who saw in surfing an escape from the adult world - a world that wanted to make respectable citizens out of them, when all they wanted were good waves, empty beaches, and fun, lots of fun…"
"Hermosa Particula is the short film directed by Keiichiro Mukai for Surfilmfestibal13. For its 13th edition, our festival has partnered with a very soulful team of japanese artists, surfers, who have art directed our visual identity.One surfer said "To understand about the sea, it is necessary to understand about mountains", threading this line along the short as a celebration of nature as a whole, and a message of respect. The team has included Taro Tamai and his fantastic and revolutionary snow surf, Taishi Hirokawa and his fantastic photography, Yoshiiko Kushimoto´s amazing surfboards, Yoshiiro Saijyo´s music, and Kurando as production manager. Harigato Hosaimas, eskerrikasko from the Basque Country."
"The Fisherman´s Son, is the new film from Chris Malloy. It is the story of Ramon Navarro, the fantastic surfer from Chile, big time charger, barrel hunter, but mostly a person in love of his coastline, his waves, and in the quest to preserve the nature around him. He is a total role model, using his popularity, to lead the preservation of his place. A total icon and example for the global surf community, we must follow his example. This new film project by Chris Malloy, is backed by Patagonia, our main sponsor, and we are really proud! Besides manufacturing great apparel and wetsuits, they sell ideas not only products. Surfilmfestibal represent!
We take this opportunity to announce Ramon Navarro & Chris Malloy will be with us during Surfilmfestibal13, presenting the film on the big screen, and talking about the #LOBOSPORSIEMPRE campaign."
More info about Surfilmfestibal soon on nordicsurfersmag.se