Between Land and Sea

#IrishFilm: Watch a new clip from acclaimed surfing documentary Between Land and Sea

After selling out its first seven screenings, Between Land and Sea continues its run at cinemas all over Ireland. To celebrate we have a new clip for this extraordinary documentary.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Ross Whitaker (When Ali Came to Ireland, Saviours, Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story), Between Land and Sea is a year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean.

This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end. The decisions we make early in life can have consequences more far-reaching than we imagine when we make them. Young surfers dedicate their lives to the ocean, consumed by the excitement and beauty on offer but how can they balance that with the inevitabilities of later life – money to earn, mouths to feed?

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline-fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle. Between Land and Sea features some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian. It’s an exhilarating and moving, humorous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Audiences are responding to the big waves and small moments in the film and word of mouth has played a huge part in spreading the word about the film. Ticket and venue info is available from

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