Yallingup Surfilm Festival kicks off tomorrow
There's only one sleep until the Yallingup Surfilm Festival kicks off!
Tomorrow night (Friday 20 January) the one-of-a-kind festival hits Yallingup for a weekend of surf culture celebration. Based at Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough, there will be a great range of films, music, art exhibitions and discussion forums throughout the entire weekend that's bound to keep everyone entertained.
World-renowned surfboard shaper Len Dibben, and dynamic young artist from Scotland, Jamie Harris, announced this week they will both have exhibitions at the festival. Historic surfboards from Len and surf art from Jamie will sit alongside paintings by international Quiksilver artist Peter Webb and individually painted surfboards in the Surfboard Lineup! exhibition. These will all be on display at Clancy's.
Each evening enjoy entertainment from local musicians before screenings of our feature and short films under the stars. On Saturday and Sunday escape the daytime heat with discussion forums at Yallingup Hall in the morning, and more film screenings at Samudra in the afternoon.
On Saturday night catch acclaimed surf author and film judge Tim Baker reading from his new book SURFARI. He will be joined by local author Sullivan McLeod reading excerpts from his entertaining book Tunnel Vision and taking part in a discussion on surf literature. Sunday night will see the artwork in the Surfboard Lineup! exhibition go to live auction, with proceeds to SurfAid International.
There's plenty of activity around Yallingup all weekend, with Tarp Surfing demonstrations on Saturday afternoon and a Fancy Dress Surfing competition on Sunday morning. Keep an eye out for multi-award winning photographer and cinematographer Jon Frank, legendary board shaper Simon Anderson, USA Shaper of the Year 2012 Tom Wegener and international film directors who will also be attending the festival.
If you haven't got your ticket yet, don't stress! You can purchase tickets at the door for film screenings at Samudra and Clancy's, and entry into the discussion forum at Yallingup Hall is just $5 per person.
When heading to the evening festivities catch a ride on one of the shuttle bus services from Yallingup General Store or the Dunsborough Visitor Centre, stopping at Clancy's, and avoid the hassle of driving.
Source: Yallingup Surfilm Festival
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