double pass to be won


double pass to be won

AMAYSIM and have a double pass to give away to either the Newcastle or Nelson Bay showing of Australian Surf Movie Festival.
For your chance to win, email and in 25 words or less, tell me why you deserve to win this double pass.
Leave your name, number and preference for which venue you would like to attend.
The Newcastle showing will be held at Lizotte’s on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and the Nelson Bay showing will be on at the Nelson Bay Golf Club on Thursday, January 9, 2014.


presented by GoPro

Adult $25
Group of 4 (min) $22 per ticket
Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids) $75
Children (under 15) $15
Pensioner $20

Adult $30
Children $17
Family (2 adults + 2 children under 15) $85
Pensioner $25

Tim Bonython’s independent surf movie tour initiative is back with the AMAYSIM ASMF presented by GoPro tour in January – February 2014 with two incredible movies – THE JOURNEY and ENCODED.
Now in it’s 11th year the festival is touring Australia with up to 30 stops around the Australian coastline. Each venue provides a unique surf movie experience incorporating local businesses, surfers and music.
Tim Bonython’s previous film IMMERSION THE MOVIE won two prestigious Awards at the 2013 New York Surf Film Festival held in New York last week, for Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography.
IMMERSION THE MOVIE was the only film to win two awards on the night.
Director Tim Bonython talks about the AMAYSIM Australian Surf Movie Festival.
“Each year I am searching  for the greatest moments the ocean can offer. When it comes to surfers verses nature and the pure exhilaration of what the ocean can deliver, the Southern Hemisphere has the greatest playground of options on the planet. It’s seasonal but there’s always so many amazing options to surf and shoot.”
“This year was again nothing short of wonderful experiences. We call the first half WILD AUSTRALIA – THE JOURNEY… Two of our experiences were with the KING, Kelly Slater who had two windows of opportunity to join us.”
“The first one was down to Shipsterns in Tasmania easily the best day ever there in years.
Kelly mixed it up with Laurie Towner, Wade Goodall and the locals in perfect 15 foot sunny bomb waves.”
“I invited Kelly to the desert coast with Californian Alex Gray & young up and comer Russ Bierke from southern NSW. As Kelly tells us “if the Great Whites don’t get you then the swarms of flies will.” Even though they survived the sharks & flies, Kelly and crew found some amazing waves in and around the dust.”
“Two months later I headed back to that region that I have been politely naming on social media as ‘Spot X’, with Mark Mathews, Richie Vass & Ryan Hipwood. The guys are  confronted by flies, big sharks & perfect slabs in a location known only to its devoted locals.”
“Intermission of the show this year will include the amazing and generous traditional ASMF door prizes thanks to our associated sponsors and local supporting sponsors at each show. After intermission will be the Short Film competition winners of the 2012 AMAYSIM ASMF who have won the chance to have their film screened as part of the tour.”
“The main feature film of this years AMAYSIM ASMF is called ENCODED. It is part 3 of the BLACKWATER series about Teahupo’o. The Teahupo’o wave located on the south western side of Tahiti, is no doubt the worlds most dangerous wave and when its on, the best surfers want a piece of it.”
ENCODED [behind the name] “The last big swell at Teahupo’o in 2011 was called Code Red (as the maps depicted a lot of red which means huge seas) This year they started to name the first monster swell heading to Teahupo’o Code Purple as the was a lot of purple in the map (which means huge seas, maybe not as big as Code Red).
With each swell event having been labeled a code colour, we decided to call BLACKWATER 3 “ENCODED”, as each time Teahupo’o creates monster waves it becomes encoded in our minds as something that is beyond normal.
It’s naturally encoded in our brains as dangerous & always associated with huge barrels that could kill you in moment.”
“Encoded is a documentary of how Teahupo’o has evolved since the place became famous with Laird Hamilton’s Millennium Wave Code Red, and this years two amazing swells that arrived back to back, were where the media became the victims as well as the surfers.”
The 11th Annual AMAYSIM Australian Surf Movie Festival presented by GO PRO tour is made possible thanks to our sponsors AMAYSIM, GoPro, Corona, Surfing World Magazine, Coastalwatch, House of Marley, Filtrate Eyeware Australia, The Surf Travel Company, Froth Surf Wax, Air Tahiti Nui and Kirk Bierke Surfboards.
These two movies will enthrall, entertain & captivate you in every moment that was exclusively captured for your entertainment all on the BIG SCREEN around Australia.
Each show promises to deliver the biggest and best surf footage with loads of the best quality prizes provided by our sponsors including; GoPro cameras, surfboards, sunglasses, wax, headphones, tickets to TAHITI, magazines and much more. Everyone is in for a chance to win these prizes at each show with our famous interval door prizes.


* The Australian Surf Movie Festival has incorporated live acoustic music since it’s first tour in 2002. Each year Tim scouts an up-and-coming artist to provide a chilled out set at the show’s interval.
In 2014 we are thrilled to announce JACK DAWSON joining the tour at selected shows
(excluding cinemas). Jack has a rich instrumental set for the show that encapsulates a
great raw musical talent.

The national tour will start in Sydney on January 2 and travel right around the country to
Central, Mid Coasts, North and South Coasts of NSW, Noosa and Coolangatta, Adelaide,
Fremantle, Melbourne and Hobart until the end of February.

Contact details: | office: 02 99733842 | Tickets


For further information of tour dates and booking information, please see schedule on 1st page or visit
All shows are on sale now!
For photos, interviews and review tickets, please contact: Dianna O’Neill Publicity P. 029337 2288 M. 0418 468 148 E.

Grant Sproule
Grant Sproule

Grant Sproule has worked in Newspapers and Surf Media for 22 years and is also graphic designer and photographer. His eye for detail and deep passion for surfing has led him to develop one of Australia's leading Surf Magazines. Grant Started shooting surfing at a young age and is now regarded as an industry pro.

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