Momentum Generation

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London Surf / Film Festival


When Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele, and Pat O’Connell, drifted together in the 1990’s in a small house overlooking Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu it was the start of something huge. Fired by an explosive cocktail of camaraderie and deep-seated competitiveness, this tight knit crew pushed each other to levels of performance previously unseen in surf culture.

At the same time a young filmmaker called Taylor Steele was on-hand to record their exploits, lighting up the surfing world through a series of groundbreaking movies. Fusing new school manoeuvres with driving punk music, Momentum broke the mould and the ‘Momentum Generation’ was born –reshaping youth culture, winning world titles, pioneering huge waves and redefining the world’s perception of surfing.

For the first time in their careers, surfing’s most legendary crew have come together to tell their stories, granting award winning documentary filmmakers The Zimbalist Brothers unprecedented access to their inner circle and tens of thousands of hours of private archives. Momentum Generation is the most hotly anticipated film of the year, with frank interviews this is an honest and insightful into the friendships forged and relationships burned in the white heat of competitive surfing.

This is a very special screening with news of our very special guest host to follow!

Audience Award – Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Showing with: SHORTIES Shortlisted film

BBFC rating
Running time
108 mins
Jeff & Michael Zimbalist
Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian

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October 12th

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