OMBAKBALI FESTIVAL 11 YEARS
South East Asia’s one and only international surf film festival hits the beachfront yet again, and this year we are celebrating our 11th(!!!!) edition on 21 & 22 September 2019.
Turning 11 is pretty unbelievable and we couldn’t have done this without the support of the community. We have been, and always will be a free event and we welcome everyone to join us for this year’s action-packed festival filled with fantastic films, inspiring art and great music!
Expect mind-blowing visuals with an amazing selection of films fuelled by wild adventures, personal pilgrimages and low budget escapades by those impassioned by the motion of the ocean. Films lead us from the isolated coastlines of Peru to the islands of Indonesia, from monster waves in Tahiti to picture perfect beaches in W.A. to the gnarly, concrete of Johannesburg. This year sees a strong line-up of female surffilms with the personal story of surf icon & 4x world champ Lisa Anderson, an insight in the life of big wave charger Paige Alms from Hawaii and a salty doccie on a beautiful French long boarder from our fav surf spot Batu Bolong.
We are deeply grateful to all the filmmakers who have trusted us with their films. We can only imagine how much love and energy you have put into them and it’s an absolute privilege to be able to screen them for you here in beautiful Bali.
We are also stoked to present the Ocean, Islands & Light photo expo by travel and adventure photographer Tommy Schultz, as well as a very cool line up of live bands and DJs. One of our all time favourite bands, Marapu will kick things off on opening night, bringing their unique reggae sound and vibe to the sandy shores of Canggu.
We want to thank our new venue The Lawn for hosting us in their beautiful beachfront lounge and of course our sponsors Parley for the Oceans, Albens Cider & Balihigh Media. A big thank you to all our partners, volunteers, friends and everyone who’s supported us through 11 years of Ombak Bali Surf Film Festival. It’s been an awesome journey since it all began back in Kuta in 2008.
See you out there!