Watch: ASMF 2020 // Trailer

Stu Nettle
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From all reports there are better waves, better filming, and better editing than ever before, meaning this year's Australian Surf Movie Festival is hands down the best one yet.

The tour is already under way, some venues have sold out, some new venues have been added.

Check the details here.

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harrycoopr commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 7:40pm

Whoa looks good. Hope the corony don't shut the Glenelg cinema before I claim my $27 seat!

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 12:03am

Last weekend I bought two different six packs of fancy beer & two bags of ice, Forty six bucks! Almost fainted!

This surf movie is a bargain......

Pristine

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 12:11am

Beer's ok but you probably should lay off the ice Rabs. Especially if you're prone to fainting.

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 12:41am

Haha! Classic. Yeah I needed the extra ice for other worldly goods the esky was harbouring. You’re right though. I probably could've got away with one bag however it wasn't worth the risk......

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 8:08pm

For an extra $5 you get to try the wipeout simulator.

(it's actually just two bouncers that drag you into the cloakroom and kick the shit out of you)

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Numbatt commented Monday, 16 Nov 2020 at 9:57pm

You gotta have magic to whip slabs of death.

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mrkook commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 10:06am

Went to the first showing - it was epic! Another great job from Tim, and watching those crazy waves on a big screen with the music pumping was awesome, although some of the wipe outs leave you feeling pretty nauseas.

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scrotina commented Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 at 10:50am

Mr Bonython, please post footage on here of Shane Ackerman being caught inside. My chances of getting to a cinema ever are slim to none, but I would love to see that Shane Ackerman footage. The still shot of it is by far the scariest thing I have ever seen.

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sangsta commented Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 at 9:01am

How dare the "League" put the State of Origin decider on tonight. Didn't they check with the local surfing fraternity that are heading to Tweed City for the ASMF? I am putting my money on Tim B. providing much better entertainment value.

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Spacecadet commented Thursday, 19 Nov 2020 at 7:39pm

Biggest waves on the planet and no Bells? Bodhi would not be happy.

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thermalben commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 6:38am

Saw the ASMF Film Festival last night - it's fantastic.

Because we all see so many surf clips online every day, it's easy to forget how much better it is on the big screen.

Nowhere is this more apparent than with Nazare - TBH I've been disinterested in most videos from that spot for a while now (as an armchair viewer, of course) as it all looks the same - massive peak, fast chattery drop, then nothing.

But... Nazare on the big screen - wow. You see so much more detail that's lost on your phone or computer monitor, and I felt right in the thick of it. Loved the spread of international characters at the boat ramp getting ready too. Online, we're all time-poor (watching surf videos instead of working), but sitting back in the comfy cinema chair with a cold beer and the music cranked, Tim's really good at building the anticipation, but in a way surfers are most familiar with - frothing in the carpark. Doesn't matter if you're suiting up for 3ft Manly or 80ft Nazare - we all amp up in exactly the same way.

Other highlights - well, there were a few actually. Some amazing waves at Teahupoo, and the big Cloudbreak session from a few years back was given broader context with pre-swell discussion on the safety teams that are working behind the scenes. And man, that drop of Laurie's is phenomenal - again, Big Screen matters! 

But by far and away, the Right stole the show. There were a couple of sessions filmed - one raw with gusty sideshore breezes and long period swells making most waves unsurfable - but the best session was from this gallery in 2018, which has some of the biggest, bluest, most perfect barrels I've ever seen on the screen. 

And yeah, it's got the entire footage of Shane Ackerman's wipeout (photo below - he's about to duckdive what appears to be the entire Southern Ocean). Shane's recollection of the event is staggering, and the interviews with all of the lads provide amazing insight into their mental fortitude. Those blokes are NUTS!

If you're on the fence as to whether to go (and if there are tickets still available, many sessions are sold out), definitely go and check it out - it's a great night out.

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zenagain commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 9:44am

Wicked! Did you try the wipeout simulator?

Any chance of this being released internationally?

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thermalben commented Friday, 20 Nov 2020 at 10:09am

Wipeout simulator! Now there's an idea for Wet n' Wild.

Not sure re: international release. Part of the appeal is the way Tim puts on these shows in person, so I imagine he won't be able to release it OS until he's able to travel.

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dangerouskook2000 commented Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 5:11pm

Hey Tim,
Saw your ASMF show in Yamba on Friday and it was epic. The insight you provide on the world of surfing big waves is a really good eye opener (what a characters they all are especially Garrett McNamara) and a pleasant change from the mostly mundane clips that are the user friendly internet clips these days. It was amazing to watch those waves on the big screen for a change where the format does it justice.
The film had a big variety of locations, not that I'll ever go to any of them, but was a nice showcase of range from the cold gloom of Ireland to the crystal blue paradise of Fiji. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time not just from watching the amazing power of the ocean unloading but also the combo of the soundtrack to it all. The intensity was palpable. Makes you realise your mortal existence.
I recommend you movie highly to everyone, if you can get tickets, because these movies are so popular that it's the quick or the dead. Plus the atmosphere of these shows is unreal and bring back surfing to the big screen I say. There should be more of it. The only negative is that I didn't win any of the door prizes. I never win anything!!!

5/5 stars Great show