The Yallingup Surfilm Festival, West Oz
By Press Release | 16 January 2012
Rasta and whale from 'Minds in the Water'.
There’s only one week to go until the best of world surf culture comes to Western Australia’s southwest for
the Yallingup Surfilm Festival (20 to 22 January).
This one-of-a-kind festival brings together artists and filmmakers from around the world to celebrate their
creativity and explore surf culture and the natural environment
Clancy’s Fish Pub Dunsborough is the nightly base for music from John Whiteland, Jay Grafton and
Moana Lutton, plus nightly shorts and feature films under the stars.
Escape the summer heat during the day and enjoy daytime film screenings at Samudra in Dunsborough
plus public forums at the Yallingup Hall.
Over the weekend, Clancy’s will also be home to an exhibition of surfboards painted by local and
international artists as part of the Surfboard Lineup! exhibition. The unique creations will go to a live
auction on Sunday 22 January with proceeds to SurfAid International. There will also be an exhibition of
paintings by acclaimed international Quicksilver artist Peter Webb who is in town for the Festival.
Acclaimed surf author and film judge Tim Baker will be at Clancy’s on the Saturday night for a reading and
signing of his new book ‘Surfari’, based on his year spent travelling the Australian coastline. Local author
Sullivan McLeod and his book ‘Tunnel Vision’ will accompany Tim to talk about their books and the world
of surf literature.
Musician Josh Whiteland.
Festival workshops at Yallingup Hall will include a Surf Culture Forum on Saturday, looking at the current
and future trends of surfing culture. On Sunday there is a Filmmakers Forum exploring new surf film
making techniques and trends.
If you’ve always wanted to try surfing but don’t want to jump in the water join in Sunday’s Tarp Surfing
demonstrations. Mark Hills from Yahoo Surf and his mates from Drifter Skateboards will demonstrate the
best of barrel riding on Sunday from 2pm to 3.30pm at Dunsborough Sports Oval at the basketball court.
On Sunday morning don your best costume and take part in the Fancy Dress Surfing Competition. If you
don’t surf come down to watch what is sure to be an entertaining display on the water.
Throughout the festival also 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.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.yallingupsurfilm.com.au, from local NAB branches in
Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River, and Samudra in Dunsborough. Volunteers will also be
selling tickets at Clancy's Fish Pub Dunsborough daily from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.
With a Day Pass or Weekend Pass you get access to both sets of film screenings and the discussion
forums, so it pays to get your tickets beforehand!
A new bus shuttle service around the capes, with a stop at Clancy’s, means you can leave the car at
You can stay up to date with updates and information online at our website, on our Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/YallingupSurfilmFest and Twitter - @yallsurfilm.