11 years later we screen again Morning of the Earth, the historical film that closed the screenings of the first Surfilmfestibal, and that also was one of the seeds that sparked the vision of creating our festival.

Xabi Zirikiain from Loreak Mendian dj´ d over the film, in the same exact spot we are doing again in 2013, during one OpenZone (mithical longboard event). Apparently it was Josema Odriozola´s (Wavegarden) or Juan Aranburu´s idea to show Morning of the Earth. The success of the screening, and the fact of claiming “real Surf Films”, helped us shape the idea of starting the first surf film and culture festival back in 2003.

And now in 2013, in the 42nd anniversary of the seminal film by Albe Falzon, and with his absolute support, we are showing it again! Now it´s Odei´s turn (2 students from the Paris Music Conservatoire, the other an Electronic music producer) to reinterpret live the soundtrack. Drums, vibraphone, sintethizer, are gonna help create some magic at Sagues on the 29.06 and St Jean de Luz during WAKE UP! on the 06.07.
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The film is a delicious trip, an iniciatic journey to a bucolic World where we discover the first footage from Bali, Uluwatu, with Racetrack on fire, the cove… We can nearly smell the species, the clove cigarrettes and exotic fruits watching this testimony of a long lost era. Australia and its fabled sand points from Queenslad, the revolutionary surf of Michael Peterson and his cut back tattoed in the surf culture imagery, Angourie, the “Sultan of Speed” Terry Fitzgerald shaping in a farm in New South Wales surrounded by chicken, Nat Young… And Hawai… Barry Kanaiaupuni and his style, Gerry Lopez refining what was humanly possible to ride in the barrel with those surfboards at Pipeline…

The film is a celebration of nature, an invitation to live a more simple life running away from the over comercialized world that started to be and is now… An absolute must see film that all surfers, artists, festivals need to acknowledge as fundamental in our surf culture.

Thanks Albe Falzon for having created this masterpiece.

Surf Market in Sagües

Surf Market in Sagües, june 29-30 at 12.00pm.

The art scene around surfing is increasingly growing and varied, with lots of new creators working around surfing. We wish to support these projects, mostly independent and small, offering them a platform to showcase their stuff. With Montes+Mugica’s partnership and their Mercado La Central project.
PrintHere are some of the confirmed proposals for our Surf Culture Market ! We still have a bunch left to come ; you’ll find out soon. There’s something for everybidy : surfers, skaters, technology geeks, DIY defenders, vintage lovers, …

Last time update! Janina’s hairdresser tomorrow at the Surf Culture Market!
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In a Surf Market, you’re bound to find weird staff: paintings, clothing, endless crazy art and why not: lomography cameras!
How about Lomography dropping by Surfilmfestibal so you can test our cameras? Yes, we mean it! Besides showing you the different models, we give you the chance to embark on a begginers Workshop, where you’ll learn how to handle this amazing lomography cameras.
It’s all set! we’ll be at Surfilmfestibal Donostia, in Sagües, on June 28 & 29.To find out more about the Workshop, click HERE.


A vital urge to do things. A table, some food, two coffees, hand shake, heaps of flow and little cash. That’s how it all started three years back, at La Salvaje beach, in Sopelana, Oficina de Hechos (the Fact Office), where everything said is done. Hope remains high inside, the illusion of a better world, where people become persons. Come in and enjoy.

Besides making all sorts of handcrafted art: mugs, T-shirts, self edited books, lamps…they also organise spoken world, poetry and music gigs, surf short films and video poetry. Don’t miss them, they are definitely something else.


– Self Surfboards is the result of the combination of two passions : surfing and design. What once started as building a surf board by hand, just by curiosity, and now it’s become my daily life. Self surfboards are unique, and 100% hand made, for people who search something special and different.

– Peta Surfboards

– Luc Rolland

– Jupa


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Footloose, (Biarritz) Cruisers made in France, the pleasure of sliding above all. Aesthetic decks, locally produced using quality materials.

Pearson Longboards, (BCN) Born in Barcelona, since 1999 these boards are the result of blending design and fun. Pioneers in the longboard scene, we feel privileged and stoked to have them with us.

Phauna Longboards, (BCN) started in Barcelona in 2010. The project is about a dream, a challenge and most of all, a philosophy ; a good reason to create. Phauna longboards uses originality and singularity to offer any rider exactly what they are looking for. Every board is individually made by hand, in order to obtain a better finish and the features the rider is looking for.

Rekiem Skateboards, (Anglet): is a small French group which produces limited series of custom skates. Built at home, Rekiem is implied in every aspect of the creative process, from the design to the snading of the wood.

Rekiem skateboard how to make a board from jeremy hugues on Vimeo.


– Sophie Hindennach: Photography
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– Fabien Cayere: Photography

Marc Gasso: Photography

– Paul Lataburu: Art

La Pesadilla del Surfilmfestibal.