Australian Premiere of SPOONS, a Santa Barbara Story


Over the years BBSF has been super stoked to showcase a wide range of artistic endeavours with surfing as the focal point, SPOONS is no exception. Wyatt Daily romantically conveys the progression of surfing using the medium of film taking you right back to a time when surfing was about to be flipped on it’s head through the creative development of craft. Byron Bay Surf Festival alongside Byron Bay Community Centre will be hosting the Australian Premiere of this multi award winning film on
followed by a Q&A with a special guest panel

Spoons is a documentary about craft, heritage, and place. Featuring George Greenough, Renny Yater, Nat Young and Bob Mctavish. It chronicles the history of surfing from a little corner of California where perfectly groomed lines wrap around a cobblestone point to form Rincon, one of the best waves on earth. From the performance focused design of the Yater Spoon and George Greenough’s radical innovation, rose the world’s largest surfboard manufacturer and the modern surf industry as we know it. Their influence gave rise to the world’s best surfers and still resonates to this day. It’s A Santa Barbara Story.

Dusty archives have been painstakingly tracked down and remastered to bring a new perspective to one of the most crucial periods in surfing’s evolution. From Santa Barbara to Australia, this is a film compiled of never-before-seen footage from surfing’s Golden Age, with outtakes and extras from some of surfing’s most well known filmmakers to tell a history that has never been told before.

“Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story” is an exploration of how one of the most significant corners of the world produced, and continues to produce, some of the most talented surfers and innovators. Deeper than all is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition, a film that goes beyond the time spent in the ocean to define how one spends a lifetime.

“Spoons is not just a visual celebration of a golden era of surf culture, it also showcases the connective tissue between then and now through the never-ending progression of surfboard design.”

– Marcus Sanders, SURFLINE

“Spoons is an elegantly crafted and diligently researched documentary about one surfing most critical turning points. It’s also fun to watch.”