Joel Sharpe


Documentary surf films from Latin America.

Las Olas

Las Olas, a surf documentary from Central America, exploring what it means to be a surfer. Through the telling of six stories from local surfers, we journey through Central America and discover the joy of surfing. MORE

Best Surf Film - Portuguese Surf Film Festival 2016

Spirit of Surfing Award - Bells Beach Surf Film Festival 2017


Rail to Rail

Zancudo grew up riding borrowed bodyboards but he didn't ride them quite like everybody else. In a small village of El Salvador, Rail to Rail is the story of one surfer equipped with little more than a bodyboard, surfing the way he always wanted.

Best Short Film - Portuguese Surf Film Festival

Audience Award - Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival



Salsa Brava is a legendary Caribbean reef break located in Costa Rica. Notorious for its punchy, hollow barrels and cheese grater reef, this wave leaves many a keen surfer watching from the safety of shore. But to the locals who surf it, Salsa Brava is a beloved world class wave.


Sea People

A lifeless city. A wild coast. People emerge and take to the sea. A short film that captures the oddity of surf culture in a city. Featuring the powerful waves of one of Peru's big wave  'Pico Alto.'

Exhibition Piece - ARNETTE SURFCITY FESTIVAL Barcelona 2017


Kim & the Alaia

Kim Feldmann finds a block of wood, both a beautiful and perfect piece to turn into an Alaia. But as the wood slowly reveals its flaws, challenges arise and the process changes course. A brief look into the shaping of a surfboard and a reflective journey of the creative process.



Situated in the middle of the Pacific ocean, Kiribati is facing a surge in rising sea levels. 14th generation I-Kiribati citizen, Teaote battles the sea at each high tide. Will her job of building a sea wall ever end?

Created for Fed Square Exhibition - Climarte