Wayne Lynch comes to Adelaide this Friday for ‘Uncharted Waters’

17 October 2013

In the words of our Associate Director Adele, “Wayne Lynch is a legend. He pretty much invented vertical surfing, and is the greatest innovator when it comes to surfing. He’s walked across the water from Victoria to be at Adelaide Film Festival this Friday for the screening of Uncharted Waters, then he’s catching a big fat wave to Goolwa for a sold-out screening at Centenary Hall as part of AFF and Country Arts’s Travelling Picture Show.”

Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style. He was a champion, a draft dodger, a hippie, an outsider, a revolutionary, a messiah, an environmentalist, a victim, a wild man, a pauper and an enigma. He tested himself against the big waves and produced something beautiful and exhilarating and elegant in the process.

If you’ve ever surfed, or if you appreciate the sheer grace of a boardrider racing down the face of a big wave, this biography of one of Australia’s legends will make your heart beat that little bit faster and have you longing for the freedom, beauty and simplicity of a wave and a board.

Uncharted Waters screens Friday 18 October, 7pm at Palace Nova Cinema 1. Tickets available online, by calling our Box Office on 7070 0999 or by visiting the Box Office in person at 6 Cinema Place, Adelaide.