The annual New York Surf Film Festival has officially opened the 2013 submissions for their 6th edition in New York. The NYSFF is the premier showcase for international independent and established surf films. Their mission is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a broader audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. They not only aim to build upon and shape the idea of what surf movies are, but they also foster the growth of this global community in NYC.