We are taking over the historic Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara during their 150th anniversary! Once again our festival will feature prominent filmmakers & surfers from our local surf community and some live music to kick off the event 🏄♀️ 🏄♂️
Friday Tickets are on sale NOW!
Our evening program begins at 6pm with short films from HUNTER MARTINEZ, SEAN TULLY, JOSH POMER and STEVE OLSON, followed by 805 Film’s MIND SURFING: THE CONNOR COFFIN STORY. The evening continues with a Q&A featuring SHAUN TOMSON and other special guests & the remastered 70’s classic FREE RIDE.
Friday will conclude with a performance from Santa Barbara local band GLENN ANNIE.
More locations= Double the fun!
Guests will have TWO Venues to soak up all the action
FRI 6/9 & SAT 6/10
Grom Program Saturday 10-12
Buy a VIP ticket to get exclusive access to our VIP party in the theatre courtyard.
2.SBSFF Block Party: ( 117 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA )
SAT 6/10(12pm-6pm) - a community centered event featuring all day live-music and dj-sets, brand activations, vendors, artisan drinks, and tasty treats! We also have some exciting new additions to our festival!
Show your Friday VIP or Saturday VIP Lobero ticket and get free entry!
Separate Block Party tickets will be available for purchase SOON!
In line with our mission to protect and conserve our oceans, we have partnered with three important and inspiring non-profits, Heal the Ocean, Surfrider Santa Barbara & The Surf Happens Foundation.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info coming soon!
SBSFF Team 🤙
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SURF FILM LINE UP
Friday Line Up
Saturday Line Up
Curated Short Film Program from local filmmakers Hunter Martinez, Sean Tully, Steve Olson, Josh Pomer
805 Films Presents "Mind Surfing: The Conner Coffin Story" directed by director Keith Malloy
"Free Ride" Presentation and Q&A with w/ Shaun Tomson, Victoria Delaney, and other special guests
"Free Ride" directed by Bill Delaney
Musical Performance by Glenn Annie
($56 Day-of Festival)
includes GA entry (first come, first serve seating)
($106 Day-of Festival)
includes entry to the SBSFF VIP Lounge
(1) complimentary beverage in VIP Lounge
(1) VIP swag bag
Theater seating is first come, first serve early entry/preferred seating
Includes entry to the SBSFF Block Party on Saturday, June 10th (across the street from the Lobero Theater - must show Friday VIP ticket purchase at the door)
** Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.
On Sale SOON!
2023 FEATURED FILMS
From capping leaking oil-wells to Styrofoam recycling and cleanup orders, HTO is a non- profit organization that fights for a cleaner Ocean for all. Heal the Ocean focuses on wastewater infrastructure - sewers and septic systems - as well as Ocean dumping practices that have contributed to Ocean pollution. We are focused on Santa Barbara County, but our methods are now serving as a model for other coastal communities across the country.
Surfrider works to keep the oceans in Santa Barbara and the surrounding community clean by doing clean ups, working with restaurants to make them more sustainable, informing the community on how to be more environmentally friendly, weekly ocean water testing, and raising money for resources that make being environmentally friendly in Santa Barbara easier.
The Surf Happens Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships and free surf programs to deserving youngsters in partnership with Surf Happens Surf School. Improving lives by sharing the joy of surfing and inspiring ocean stewardship. We strive to build a natural connection to the sea for every person we teach - and we create the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. We believe human beings must be stewards of our environment and we our students to respect and protect our natural resources.
SURF FILM FESTIVAL
117 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
SBSFF Block Party: ( 117 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA )
Starting at noon on SAT 6/10, we have our SBSFF Block Party which is a community centered event featuring all day live-music and dj-sets, brand activations, artisan drinks, and tasty treats! We also have some exciting new additions to our festival! Show your Friday VIP or Saturday GA/VIP Lobero ticket and get free entry!
Apply to be a part of #SBSFF2023 today!
SBSFF Know Before You Go
Where is the SBSFF being held?
The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival is taking place at the Lobero Theatre 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
What are the dates/times of the SBSFF?
SBSFF 2023 is taking place on Friday, June 9th and Saturday June 10th.
More info coming soon...
Where can I buy SBSFF tickets/passes?
Click the link on our website or head to the Lobero Box Office for movie tickets. Block Party tickets can be purchased through our website.
Where can I pick up my SBSFF tickets/passes?
Passes can be picked up at the Lobero Box office
Will there be food/drink at the SBSFF?
Yes food & drinks will be available for purchase at our block party 6/10! We partner with local business food & beverage exhibitors. We will also have alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage options, Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Be prepared to show ID.
The Lobero Theatre has concessions open during all screenings & if you have a VIP ticket you have the option to purchase SBSFF special drinks & treats in the back VIP zone.
What should I bring to the SBSFF?
No oversized bags are allowed. No outside food or drink are allowed in the venue. The following articles are not allowed inside the venue: audio/video recording devices, lawn chairs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, pets, smoking, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and skates.
What if I misplace or forget to bring my SBSFF tickets/passes?
Please email email@example.com before 3:00PM on the day of the festival or allow extra time to request new tickets at the venue box office. VIP wristbands will not be replaced if lost.
What if I lose something at the SBSFF?
Please check with our event staff at the Lobero box office.
Is the venue ADA accessible?
The Lobero Theatre is ADA accessible and we have seating accommodations for all screenings that are ADA accessible. If you need to make prior arrangements with us please contact us at SantaBarbaraSurfFilmFestival@gmail.com