Catch two exciting short surf films premiering in Dubai this week.
If you’re looking for something to do this week, the legends at Joe & Sons in Al Quoz are hosting another of their epic movie nights. From 7pm on Wednesday 1st November, the cafe will host the Middle East premiere of two short surf films. Kick back in super comfy deck chairs and chow down on their delicious Mexican street food while losing yourself in some serious surf escapism.
Winner of Best Short Category at the Portuguese Surf Film Festival, this short film directed by Dustin Humphrey tells the story of Deni Firdaus, who comes from a remote beach town in West Java, Indonesia, called Batu Keras. Although the town’s major industry is growing rice, people in the town collect vintage cars, ride custom 2-stroke motorbikes and love to longboard. – it’s definitely not your typical Indonesian village. In this 10-minute profile, Deni introduces his town, his life and shares his passion for the unorthodox local customs.
A Week Up West
Written and directed by Nathan Myers, A Week Up West shines a light on Noosa longboarder Harrison Roach keeps falling asleep while surfing. So he travels with his shaper Thomas Bexon to a faraway island to try to build a board that will cure his sleep surfing syndrome. But that’s just the beginning of their adventure.