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Melbourne's Surf Park Urbnsurf Is Hosting an Outdoor Cinema Season Filled with Surfing Flicks

Yes, 'Point Break' is on the lineup.
By Sarah Ward
November 15, 2021
By Sarah Ward
November 15, 2021

What's better than catching waves at Urbnsurf, Melbourne's man-made surf park? Hopping on a board and living out your Point Break dreams, then watching Point Break on Urbnsurf's big screen afterwards. That's on the agenda this summer, with the Tullamarine spot announcing its first-ever outdoor cinema series. And yes, seeing Keanu Reeves play a surfing FBI agent trying to hunt down bank-robbing beach-lovers is definitely on the bill.

The best surfing-themed action movie that's ever been made — the 1991 original, not the awful 2015 remake — is part of a six-film, six-night lineup that kicks off on Friday, November 26 and runs through until Saturday, December 11. This outdoor movie setup really couldn't proceed without it; Point Break does famously end in Victoria, after all.

If you're keen to hang ten and watch a flick, you'll want to head by on Friday and Saturday nights — and you can even make a day of it from 2pm. That's when the food and beverage offering starts, including Gage Roads' brews and bites from Three Blue Ducks. Live music kicks off at 6pm each night, with the movie screening straight after sunset — so at around 8.30pm.

Excellent Australian surfing documentary Girls Can't Surf will start the program, with iconic fellow surfing doco The Endless Summer also a big highlight. Or, you can see She Is the Ocean, Reckless Isolation and Andy Irons — Kissed By God, with tickets costing $30, or $20 if you're an Urbnsurf member.

To get you in the mood, check out the trailer for Point Break below:

Urbnsurf's first outdoor cinema series comes just over a month after the venue started pumping out waves again following Melbourne's latest lockdown. Indeed, it's been a chaotic couple of years for the surf park, after it made its grand debut in January 2020, only to endure a ping pong match of closures and reopenings ever since thanks to the pandemic.

Located just 16-kilometres north of the CBD, the two-hectare space can thrown out up to 1000 waves per hour — day and night — with the waves coming from an 85-metre pier running down the centre of its lagoon. A series of pistons located on the pier push the water to the left, then to the right, to create the waves. Being ability to create waves means that the park is built for both pros who are looking for steep, barrelling waves and novices looking for a safe place to get their start in the surf.

Urbnsurf's first outdoor cinema series kicks off on Friday, November 26, and will run on Friday and Saturday nights until Saturday, December 11. For further details, head to the Urbnsurf website.

Published on November 15, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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