The 9th annual Surfalorus Film Festival takes place September 17-19, 2020 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This three-day celebration showcases the year's best surf films, supporting the work of award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers. Surfalorus is presented by Come Hear NC and is a partnership between Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council. Festival venues include Jennette' Pier, Jack Brown's, Roanoke Island Festival Park, and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

Surfalorus brings surfers and filmmakers together for three days of sharing and celebrating. Watch some of the year's coolest surf films each night and surf the best waves on the East Coast during the day. Visiting filmmakers get free housing and a chance to take a Hang-gliding lesson at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Soundtrack
Best Cinematography
Emerging Filmmaker Award

Surfalorus accepts surf and aquatic films by filmmakers of all backgrounds. Films must have been completed within the past two years, and films with world premieres before September 2019 are not eligible. All films must be OBX premieres to qualify. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact

Overall Rating
  • Michel Garcia Samino

    Un super festival! Une excellente communication vis à vis des filmmakers et un vrai plaisir de partager la passion du surf autour de films venant du monde entier. Je recommande!

    September 2020
  • Lizzie Bankowski

    Surfalorus has all of the creative soul-feeding energy of a film festival with the easy going feel of being in the best place in the world—the OBX. If you love Cucalorus and the water, this one is for you. Beach during the day, awesome collection of films and people in the evening. So glad I could be a part of it this year!

    September 2019