This weekend welcomes another surf film festival, this time to La Plancha beach bar in Bali, Indonesia. Taking a break from the perfect waves to watch movies about surfers catching perfect waves is, in a word, perfect. This is the 6th straight year of the Ombak festival, and they will be presenting 20 films in total. They’ll also be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Rip Curl Invitational with what they say is an “awe-inspiring beachside exhibit” featuring photos from the past decade. There will also be live music and they’re guaranteeing good times all around. Bonus: the whole thing is free.
Here’s a list of the usual suspects and some new names that will be showing at the fest. Get trailers and showtimes on their website.
Groundswell – Chris Malloy
Waverider – Karl Lear
Secret Sound Underground – Jack Coleman
Code Red – Jamie Brooks
This Time Tomorrow – Taylor Steele
Kill the Matador – Patrick Pearse
Nazare Calling – Garrett McNamara, Paulo Caldeira & Gustavo Neves
Indo – Sean Gilhooley
Nordfor Sola – Inge Wegge & Jørn Ranum
Hangs Upon Nothing – Jeremy Rumas
Beyond the Scars – Chris Mcclean
The Uprights – SlamJam Brothers
Step ‘n Soul – Toma Joblan
Perfect Holiday – Karim Rejeb
In Winter’s Arms – Tom Lowe
Of Souls, Water: The Warrior – Skip Armstrong
Ode to California – Patrick Trefz
Winter – Mickey Smith & Fergal Smith
North of Nowhere – Peter Clyne
Brave – Justin Karten
Surf in Iran – Marion Poizeau
*Photos courtesy Ombak Bali Facebook.