Jack at Pipeline with his first water housing. Photo captured by the great Dick Hoole


We’ve just caught wind that Jack McCoy – the legendary surfing filmmaker behind iconic surf movies like Tubular Swells, Bunyip Dreaming, the Billabong Super Challenge movies, the Occumentary, Blue Horizon and many many many more – will be featuring in Sydney’s Vivid Festival ideas as part of his Talk Story East Coast Tour.

Taking place this June, Jack McCoy’s Talk Story is a two hour audio-visual evening of full on stoke, taking audiences behind the scenes of 25 classic surf movies, joined on stage by a line-up of special guests.

The program for the run of shows for Vivid Festival features two separate Talk Story shows back to back on Friday June 14. The first will feature free surf star Craig Anderson and leading modern surf filmmaker Kai Neville (Modern Collective, Dear Suburbia). The second show Jack will be joined on stage with legends David Rastovich and Wayne Lynch.

The Talk Story tour will then travel to Noosa, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour Newcastle and the Central Coast. Those dates will also feature either Wayne Lynch, Rasta or World Champions Mark Occhilupo and Joel Parkinson.

Jack is the definition of a living legend in surfing culture and history, and these one-off nights will surely be a special experience we can’t recommend enough.

The Deets:

Vivid Festival

Session 1 – June 14, 4PM –530PM – Crystal Gazings
Session One will feature Jack’s presentation with his special guests Kai Neville and Craig Anderson sharing stories and forecasting the future of surf filmmaking and media.

Session 2 – June 14, 7PM –830PM – Classic Lines
Two will feature Jack’s presentation with  his special guests David Rastovich and the legendary Wayne Lynch talking about the behind the scenes of the classic projects they have made together.

The rest of the Talk Story tour:

Noosa – June 20 (with special guest Wayne Lynch)
Gold Coast – June 21 (with special guests Mark Occhilupo and Joel Parkinson)
Byron Bay – June 22 (with special guest Mark Occhilupo)
Coffs Harbour – June 23 (with special guest David Rastovich
Newcastle – June 28 (with special guest Mark Occhilupo)
Central Coast – June 30 (with special guest Mark Occhilupo)

For more info on each event, and to find tickets for any of them, head over here.

Surfing World