Tim Bonython

Tim Bonython

MEET NORTH STORM BRAND AMBASSADOR Tim Bonython – Tim Bonython Productions

Avalon Beach, NSW, Australia is where the extraordinary big surf film director Tim Bonython now calls home. As a pup Tim spent his earlier years living at Tennyson Beach in South Australia. Tennyson Beach would lay the foundations that continue to drive Tim toward the ocean today.

North Storm waterproof bag ambassador Tim Bonython and Dylan Longbottom sitting on jetski in the ocean. Tim Bonython is holding a video camera that is covered with a waterproof casing. There is an esky that the jetski is towing and both the men are laughing having a great time.
Tim Bonython and Dylan Longbottom out at Cape Solander.
Shooting their Foxtel show Swell Chasers.

Tim is a multi-award-winning surf film Cinematographer and Director. He is a self-proclaimed ocean lover and swell chasing addict! For over 40 years Tim has had an undying passion for shooting the big swells and big wave surfing footage. And we definitely are not joking about big waves!

4 Men sitting next to each other smiling wearing heavy coats. Their arms are extended toward the camera and all are clenching their hands into a fist. Men in the picture are Rodrigo Koxa - Guinness World Record holder for riding the biggest wave ever! North Storm ambassador Tim Bonython and Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton - shot at Nazare in Portugal.
Left to Right: Rodrigo Koxa – Guinness World Record holder for riding the biggest wave ever! Tim Bonython and Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton – shot at Nazare in Portugal.

Over the years Tim has produced hundreds and hundreds of remarkable surf films! Including – Biggest Wednesday. Encode. Immersion. Hawaii Nine O series. Strike Force. Speed. Stuff series. Blackwater. The Story Of Teahupo’o. Plus years and years of Australian Surf Movie Festival tours!

Swell Chasing at Cape Solander post Covid – Two days at the world’s most dangerous slab.

Tim Bonython Productions

Tim and his beautiful wife Sandrine own and manage ‘Tim Bonython Productions’. They specialise in cameraman and production services. In addition, ‘Tim Bonython Productions’ run the Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF). This is an annual national tour showcasing Tim Bonython Productions latest and greatest independent surf feature films. Presented throughout clubs, pubs and cinemas Australia wide. 

Tim Bonython and wife Sandrine Bonython who runs TBP – Tim Bonython Productions.

Tim has an incredible track record of awards and accolades within the surfing community. We cannot say how elated we are to have such a legend on our team!

Tim shooting at Nazare

More about Tim

Do you have any other interests outside of cinematography and chasing big swells?

AFL – Sydney Swans and GWS Giants, in fact any other teams besides Melbourne teams. Speedway as my Dad owned one and surfing of course.

Tim’s epic capture of Lucas Chumbo at Teahupoo

Who is your idol, hero? Who inspires you the most? 

My Dad who was absolute legend! He lived 10 lives in one. He inspired me from the beginning. Even where we lived which was next to the beach at Tennyson in Adelaide. The ocean was my playground.

❤︎ Click here to learn more about Kym Bonython

If you could travel anywhere in Australia where would you go? And why?

The Barrier Reef to document the coral and fish life. But really I already go to some of the best places.

What motivates you each and every day?

Life and feeling healthy. So gym, yoga and surfing is all part of my daily routine.

What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Goals?

The Surfing Symphony and making a lot more of my show Swell Chasers with a bigger budget.


What do you use your North Storm gear for?

I use my North Storm gear for simply keeping my gear dry and ready to go. Especially when I need it in wet locations.

Where to find Tim?

Instagram: @timbonython
Facebook: @timbonython.swellchasers
Website: www.surfingvisions.com YouTube: SURFING VISIONS

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