Save The Waves Film Festival is a one-night film festival and nonprofit fundraiser tour of 3 California cities, on consecutive Fridays in November 2012 - in the thriving coastal enclaves of Santa Barbara on November 2, Santa Cruz on November 9, and San Francisco on November 16. This innovative event brings together our singular community of surfers, environmentalists and ocean lovers for intimate screenings of environmental, surf and ocean-adventure documentary films in a unique and artistic style.
Save The Waves Film Festival features the world premiere of a new surf documentary, Groundswell, by award-winning filmmaker Chris Malloy and Woodshed Films. “Groundswell” is about the adventures of a group of activists who set sail for an exploratory surf trip along British Columbia’s unspoiled but threatened west coast.
Save The Waves Film Festival also features the world premiere of “Ode” --a groundbreaking new surf-adventure film that celebrates another side of California -- by underground filmmaker Patrick Trefz. Also featuring the world premiere of surfer-activist Kyle Thiermann’s latest film in the “Surfing for Change” series, as well as a handful of other highly anticipated films.
Save The Waves Film Festival inhabits a unique niche as an entertaining, thought-provoking and fun festival that gives back to the ocean environment it loves to celebrate. All event proceeds benefit the environmental programs of Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves.
Live music by Arann Harris & the Farm Band
Patagonia + Teva + Clif Bar
Zola Acai, 7x7 Magazine, Peligroso Tequila, Sierra Nevada, LoaTree, San FranPsycho, Cannonball Press, Surfers Village, Guayaki, Ocean Vodka.