It is wonderful to sit outside and watch a surfing movie, and that is what we got to do tonight as the Dare County Arts Council’s Surfalorus Film Festival opened tonight at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills.
It was a bit windy, but the screen was anchored and things went really well.
Really good movies. Photography as always the case in surf movies was excellent, but some of the shorts, especially, raised some fascinating questions about how we view ourselves and what we consider important. The Malloy Brothers in particular stood out in that regard.
This is pretty much a surf themed weekend on the Outer Banks. Surfalorus runs through Saturday and Sunday sees the ESAs—the Eastern Surf Association championships kick off at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
The ESA is the largest amateur surfing organization in the world, and their championships, that last the entire week, feature competition from 10 to 75 or 80.
Last year there were some pretty rough conditions, but the early signs point to much better surf this year.
The competition includes, surfers, SUP, skim board and body boarding so there is something for everyone.