A life on the ocean wave

A still from Touched By The Ocean, which is being shown as part of the Ocean Film Festival
A still from Touched By The Ocean, which is being shown as part of the Ocean Film Festival
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THE Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for 2018, bringing an evening of inspirational ocean-themed films to Southsea as part of its 35-date run around the UK.

This brand-new selection of films features seafaring adventurers rowing treacherous oceans, intrepid surfers riding the world’s biggest waves, and explores our planet’s spectacular hidden depths.

As well as thrilling films, each screening will see a free prize giveaway to win ocean-related goodies too.

Highlights from the programme include:

Kiwi Breeze – Steve is not your average Londoner. For a start he’s a Kiwi, and instead of wallpaper his house is decorated with charts and plans. He has also been building a 44ft yacht in his back garden, and after nine years of toil, it’s finally ready to set sail. The first obstacle, however, is how to get the steel vessel from the backyard of a small, suburban street to the London docks. Kiwi Breeze tells the inspirational story of Steve’s 24,000km voyage home to New Zealand.

Touched by the Ocean – Latvian friends Karlis and Gints have a second-hand rowing boat, no rowing experience and a grand plan to become the first team ever to row across the South Atlantic Ocean, from Namibia to Brazil. 

A still from the film Touched by the Ocean

A still from the film Touched by the Ocean

The Big Wave Project – Five years in the making, it follows a tight-knit crew of leading big wave surfers as they work together to attempt a goal that drills into the core passion of surfing: riding the world’s biggest wave.

It is at The Kings Theatre, Southsea on October 15, 7.30pm. Tickets £13. Go to kingsportsmouth.co.uk.