The 8th annual Surfalorus Film Festival takes place September 19-21, 2019 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 Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council.

Surfalorus is a fun-and-sun filled cinematic synthesis of all things aquatic, showcasing the year’s hottest surf films with a series of sunset screenings and accompanying festivities. The festival creates an opportunity for engagement between surfers, filmmakers, nature lovers, water weirdos, and cinephiles.

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 2018 are not eligible. All films must be OBX premieres to qualify. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact

Overall Rating
  • 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