Florida Surf Film Festival – November 7-8, 2014

The Florida Surf Film Festival’s mission is to invigorate Florida surf culture through film appreciation and artistic expression, exhibiting contemporary films.


New Smyrna Beach, FL - On September 12, 2014, the Florida Surf Film Festival is proud to screen Uncharted Waters, a feature documentary film about the life of Wayne Lynch, at 7PM at Atlantic Center for the Arts.  The film is entered for competition in the feature category of the festival, which will take place on November 7 – 8th.  Tickets are $5.

Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style. He was a champion, a draft dodger, an outsider, a revolutionary, a messiah, an environmentalist, a victim, a wild man, a pauper and an enigma. He tested himself against the big waves and produced something beautiful and exhilarating and elegant in the process.

If you’ve ever surfed, or if you appreciate the sheer grace of a board rider racing down the face of a big wave, this biography of one of Australia’s legends will make your heart beat that little bit faster and have you longing for the freedom, beauty and simplicity of a wave and a board.

Uncharted Waters – The Personal History of Wayne Lynch from Patagonia on Vimeo.


November 7, 2014 – Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Florida Surf Film Festival is proud to present a full day photography workshop with Chris Burkard, Senior Staff Photographer for Surfer Magazine.   Workshop includes:

  • 9:00AM – Meet and Greet
  • 10:00AM – Slideshow
  • 11:00AM – Camera Systems
  • 12:00PM – Water-housings/Shooting tips
  • 1:00PM – Lunch
  • 1:30PM – Freestyle/Shoot/Mess Around Time
  • 2:30PM – Editing and Style
  • 3:30PM – Photographic Theory, Business, and Social Media
  • 4:30PM – Question and Answer
  • Plus: Florida Surf Film Festival 2 night Patron Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with Filmmakers of the Festival on Saturday
  • Festival T-shirt and other sponsor donated take aways
  • 20% Discount on Lodging at Atlantic Center for the Arts
  • Price = $495

Apply HERE.

Please bring:

  • DSLR camera, required.
  • Water housing, not required, but helpful for further knowledge.
  • Laptop and editing software, very helpful.

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California, whose work is layered by surf, outdoor, lifestyle and travel subjects.

At the age of 28, Burkard has established himself as a known name in the surf and outdoor industries, accomplished a deep body of work, held staff and senior photographer positions and has been recognized continually for his distinct creative compositions. Currently, Burkard serves as Senior Staff Photographer for Surfer Magazine. With ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean’s intricate personality and then extending out to include the human personalities that draw meaning from this same source. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature.


Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops and exhibitions.