Local San Francisco band ‘My Peoples’ will kick off the festivities at 6 PM on Friday at the Victoria Theatre for Save The Waves Film Festival. This unique event, now in its third year as a non-profit fundraiser for Save The Waves Coalition, features an eclectic blend of local and international films, including a short guerrilla activist film about the organization’s local Save Sloat campaign to restore the bluffs at Ocean Beach. Get your tickets now, as this event will sell out before Friday.
In addition to being a celebration of ocean films and surfing, the film festival is a fundraiser for Save The Waves’ World Surfing Reserves program and its local campaign to Save Sloat.
Save The Waves Film Festival features the San Francisco premiere of Come Hell or High Water – the directorial debut film about bodysurfing from waterman Keith Malloy and Woodshed Films. The film festival also features Seven Ghosts – a journey to Indonesia by professional surfers seeking out one of the world’s largest freshwater tidal bores in the region’s remotest jungle rivers and far upstream from the ocean.
Great Highway, a local short film about the history of surfing in San Francisco and the brave watermen who endured the elements here, will premiere a special 5-minute cut of the feature length film which is still in production. Other short films by Save The Waves and ocean activists will highlight the environmental work done by surfers and lovers of the ocean.
International surfing royalty from all over the world will attend Save The Waves Film Festival thanks to the ASP world tour which is now contesting its penultimate contest at Ocean Beach in the Rip Curl Pro Search. Save The Waves Film Festival is proudly presented by the Rip Curl Pro Search, Clif Bar, Patagonia and Jim Beam. Save The Waves Film Festival is also supported by Zola Acai, Ocean Vodka, 7×7 Magazine, Pacifico, Peligroso, Hog Island Oyster Company, San Franpsycho, TransWorld SURF Magazine and Trouble Coffee.
Doors open at 6 PM and films begin at 7 PM. This event will sell out before this Friday, so get your tickets now at www.savethewaves.org/filmfestival