From humble beginnings, BSFF quickly became a massively successful and over subscribed event. In 2014 attendees from Cornwall, London, Wales and Devon joined a strong local contingent in Bristol’s iconic Cube Cinema. Then in 2015, organisers teamed up with Spoke & Stringer to make BSFF 2015 the largest surf event of its kind.
In 2016 the festival made use of the excellent space at The Paintworks – Bristol’s ‘creative quarter’. The Festival is a celebration of surf culture, film and creativity from the UK, Europe and beyond. A day and night of international feature films, home grown productions, food and drink and all alongside the music of Hello Operator, Boudica Boogaloo & EreWax. Exhibiting were brands and organizations that represent the core of grass-roots ride culture including Deus Ex Machina, TCSS, Pukas, Rareform, Kauskaki, Finisterre & of course Spoke & Stringer.
Photography by Alex Casado & Lewis Parsons
Wavelength Magazine teamed up with Spoke & Stringer to launch their 245th issue. Matt Crocker, producer and director of The Endless Winter (which featured Matt Corbett and Mark Harris and their obsession with waves throughout England) speak to us about the sequel; The Endless Winter 2, about chasing surf from France to Spain then Portugal to Morocco.
Sam Lamiroy of Wavelength Magazine then spoke about his family trip to Snowdonia and surfing the manmade wave. As well as leading the raffle which featured apparel from Brixton, Finisterre and Iron & Resin.