‘Broken Buckets’ – 2013 Byron Bay Surf Festival Short Film Comp!


Byron Bay has always been a Mecca for surfing. In the late ‘60s, George Greenough, Bob McTavish and Nat Young were among those pioneering the region and innovating a completely new form of surfing.

Their testing ground for shorter boards and their tube-riding skills was Broken Head, a destination Nat said had perfect waves, with barrels shaped “like broken buckets”.

Inspired by this, we have launched the ‘Broken Buckets’ Short Film Competition. Open to filmmakers of any level, the competition asks you to create a two-to-four minute short film focusing purely and solely on the region’s ‘Broken Buckets’.

The autumnal swells and conditions offer a wealth of potential and we are challenging you to get out there, get your friends involved, get barrel-hungry and create a short film about getting shacked.

The film needs to feature the waves of the region, from Brunswick Heads to Ballina, and depict in whatever way you see fit that breathtaking experience of getting barreled off your nut!

So grab your camera equipment and get creative.

YOU HAVE SIX MONTHS to shoot and edit a 2-4 minute flick of your best barrels of 2013 in this region. Shoot from the land, in the water or even using GoPro technology to take us along for the ride.

Last year’s prizes included a brand new McTavish surfboard, GoPro camera gear, top of the range Skullcandy Headphones and a life-changing mentorship from surf filmmaker extraordinaire, Taylor Steele, and this year’s prizes are shaping up to be no less impressive.

Get out there, get inspired – get barrelled!

For further information visit www.byronbaysurffestival.com