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Approaching Lines Festival of Surf returns to Cornwall

Approaching Lines Festival of Surf returns to Cornwall Chris Burkard - Faroes

The 3rd Annual Approaching Lines International Festival of Surf presented by REEF returns to Cornwall. It brings international and homegrown surf films to the big screen from European Premieres to multi award-winning movies.

The film festival is accompanied by inspiring talk, the inaugural Approaching Lines charity surf quiz night, and the UK’s most exciting alt wave riding contest.

Festival Director Chris Nelson said: ‘We’ve curated a programme of the year’s most exciting movies that explore surfing and surf culture. Showing just what is possible at the very edge of human endurance, we’re delighted to host the European Premiere of Dirty Old Wedge, which is guaranteed to blow minds. Multi award-winning Fish and Uncharted Waters combine stunning cinematography candid interviews celebrating the icons of our culture.

‘Faroes from celebrated filmmaker and photographer Chris Burkard explores the overwhelming lure of surf exploration in some of the planet’s most inhospitable landscapes, while the multi-award winning British film Freezing has taken the surfing world by storm.’ Freezing is also featured in Volume Six of Sidetracked.


The line up includes:


Multi-award winning film from talented crew behind The Shaper and #Vanlife. Freezing is a hilarious journey to the icy fringes of cold water exploration – in search of a mythical wave – that pushes friendships, frontiers and fortitude to their very limits. Dir. Rob Lockyear & Jeremy Joyce, UK


Critically-acclaimed filmmakers present a spectacular travelogue that goes in search of the secrets of the Faroe Islands and never before surfed waves. Featuring: Dane Gudauskas, Tyler Warren, Justin Quintal and Sam Hammer. Dir: Ben Weiland & Chris Burkard, USA


Groundbreaking, multi award-winning documentary exploring one of surfing’s most influential and enigmatic characters, Australian surf legend Wayne Lynch. The film lifts the curtain to glimpse Lynch’s character and motivation, while showing the massive influence he has had, and continues to have on our most groundbreaking surfers. Not to be missed. Dir. Craig Griffin


Multi award-winning and Surfer Poll nominated, this is an epic exploration of the board design that revolutionised surfing forever. At a time when logs ruled the line-up, San Diego surfer Steve Lis came up with a design so radical it remained an underground sensation for years. Combining awesome action footage with contributions from a who’s who of surf culture, from pioneer Steve Lis through to modern creatives like Dave Rastovich, via Derek Hynd, Mark Richards, Tom Curren and Rob Machado, this really is a must see. Dir. Joseph Ryan, USA



The Wedge is a mythical man-made mutant. Since its creation, people have flocked to stand and stare in awe as a tight crew of surfers and bodysurfers take on the monstrous waves where injuries are common and where even deaths have occurred. Featuring epic womping, wipeouts, hard charging and insight from Keith Malloy, Mark Cunningham, Ron Romanosky Mike Stewart, Danny Kwock, Bill Sharp and the hard charging WEDGE CREW this is an epic ‘eyes-on-stalks’ visceral feast not to be missed. Dir. Tim Burnham, USA. Screened with Of Viking Minds by Chris Case.

Tickets are available priced £6 via the Lighthouse Cinema (01637 878650). A limited number of evening passes are also available for £10 delivering a full evening of films plus a complimentary Sharp’s ale.