Surf’s up for filmmakers


Surf coach/filmmaker Kash Cook.
Surf coach/filmmaker Kash Cook.

Kash (16) said he encouraged all young people in the area to pick up a waterproof camera and have a go themselves.

“You need to have a start middle and end rather than just surf footage,” he said.

“Prizes are available; you can win a free surfboard, vouchers or a Go Pro. It’s a great vibe and heaps of people come down and watch a bunch of surf movies.”

Along with surf coaching, the Year 12 Carine Senior High School Student said he enjoyed photography in his spare time.

“I’ve been surfing at Trigg beach all my life,” he said.

The Grom Film Festival will be shown before the main feature films at this year’s North Beach Surf Film Festival on February 19 and 20.

North Beach Film Festival committee member Paul Cook said the Grom entries were getting better each year.

“The kids have seen what’s transpired the year before which pushes them on,” Paul said.

“We’re trying to open up the criteria a bit more, and when we first started there really was an emphasis on the individual surfer, but now it’s more about your ability to make a surf-related film.”

Paul said the festival was a highlight for crowds.

“We are excited to get things under way for another year,” he said. “It’s time to get your creative hat back on and start shooting new film and working on your concept.”

Entry closes at midnight on February 7.

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