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What: 📽 CTAFF2024 - Surf Night | SOLD OUT

CTAFF2024 - Surf Night | SOLD OUT

When:

Where: 🕳 Jack Black's Taproom

How much:

🎟️ R200.00

Join us, alongside guests pro-surfer Mikey February, surf photographer and filmmaker Alan Van Geysen, pro-big wave surfer Matt Bromley, pro-surfer and waterman Dale Staples, adventure photographer Craig Kolesky and filmmaker Hayden Brown as we bring you a collection of all-African surfing stories.

Films start at 19:30. Ticket includes beer and burger combo [veggie burger also available]

Films:

Chasing The UnicornChasing the Unicorn traces the history of surfing in post- war Mozambique, while searching for a mythical wave known as the African Kirra. Along the way we meet Sung Min Cho and Julia Fernando, the country’s leading surfers, and get acquainted with Mozambique’s burgeoning surf culture that has risen up in the wake of 30 years of armed conflict.

33mins | Now Now Media + Monster Energy

Turn & GoNestled at the foot of the Sentinel on the tip of southern Africa, Dungeons is arguably the scariest, most challenging big wave spot in the world, according to three times Big Wave World Champ and XXL Big Wave Award winner, Grant Twiggy Baker. TURN & GO takes you into the line-up and peels back the layers on this mythical surf spot, set against highlight sessions from 2023. Along the way we get some candid insight into the world champ’s drive to keep charging the biggest waves on the planet.

14mins | Now Now Media

Good HopeA Vignette of Mikey February.And 2 weeks later we’re back in Cape Town. What have we learnt? We’ve driven 3000kms in a Hilux with one working door and returned it to the wrong airport, 16 hours away. We’ve learnt that honey badgers will chew off their own feet to escape bear traps and that wind forecasts will always shit themselves. We’ve learnt that Castle Lite is the best beer in the world and after 5 days of drinking them, they have screw tops. We’ve learnt that the techno scene in Cape Town is alive and well, and in a word, terrifying. We also learnt that Mikey Feb is a very nice bloke and quite good at surfing, and if you ever happen to be anywhere in Africa, Alan Van Geysen is your man and takes lovely photos.

13mins | Wasted Talent

The ArmstrongsThis is a short film documenting a South African surfing family that lives a life not many would deem conventional. Ian (48), a provider, shaper, former Big Wave World Champion and above all else, a father, along with his wife Lee (48) and their 8 children and 1 grandson redefine ‘what is normal’ and challenge the perspective of modern family values. The Armstrongs share strong bonds with each other and the ocean; making a point of placing well being, unity, love and a genuine connection with nature above financial gain and status. This is their story.

12mins | A film by Eyeforce