Between Land & Sea

Dir: Ross Whitaker (2016)

A year in the life of an Irish big-wave surf town.

Between Land and Sea, the stunning new documentary by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) spends a year in Lahinch, a small town on Ireland’s west coast, and the unlikely home of one of Europe’s best big-wave breaks.

This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself within Lahinch’s surfing community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day-to-day lives of the people who live and surf here, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline-fueled surf film to create an intimate portrait of the diehard group of surfers who want their local wave to be known around the world.

Featuring Ollie O’Flaherty, the current poster-boy of Irish surfing, former pro Fergal Smith, Aussie surf journalist Ben Mondy and a thrilling visit to Lahinch by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian, Between Land and Sea provides the most exhilarating of big-wave surf footage while also giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of County Clare.



Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

Sat 2nd June, 4:00pm

Sun 3rd June, 4:00pm

Lido Cinemas Hawthorn

Sat 2nd June, 4:00pm

Sun 3rd June, 4:00pm

Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd June


Ritz Cinemas Randwick

Fri 1st, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd June

Yamba Cinema

Fri 22nd June (one session only!)

Brunswick Picture House Brunswick Heads

Fri 22nd & Sun 24th June


Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival at New Farm Cinemas Brisbane

Tues 5th June, details and ticketing TBC


State Cinema Hobart

From Thurs 31st May


Mercury Cinema Adelaide

Fri 22nd June, 7:00pm

Sat 23rd June, 3:00pm

Sun 24th June, 6:30pm


Film Harvest at Orana Cinema Busselton

Wed 6th June, 6:15pm

Film Harvest at Orana Cinema Albany

Wed 6th June, 6:15pm

Film Harvest at Orana Cinema Geraldton

Wed 6th June, 6:15pm

Film Harvest at Orana Cinema Albany

Wed 6th June, 6:15pm

Director: Ross Whitaker

Year: 2016

Language: English

Run Time: 87 min

Rating: Exempt from Classification


"★★★ Brilliant. It's hard not to think of John Milius's immortal Big Wednesday"

- The Irish Times

“Mingles the epic and the intimate. A stunning exploration of what's great about Irish people”

- Balls.Ie

“Dramatic and thrilling”

- TheJournal.Ie