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On March 18th and 19th, we had our second annual Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival!

The 2022 festival was an experience that celebrated Santa Barbara's rich surf history at the beautiful Community Arts Workshop space. We showcased captivating surf cinema, live music, art in multiple mediums, local charities & vendors, and food & artisan drinks. In line with our mission to support our community, we partner with three local non-profits The Surf Happens Foundation, Heal the Ocean, and Surfrider Foundation.

 

We were honored to work with an incredible group of film directors, creatives, and surfers to feature a fantastic lineup of films. From "Searching for Tom Curren," "Snapt4," "Birth of the Endless Summer," "Waterman," and "Morning of the Earth." Along with featured short films "93 Letter from Marge," "805 Presents: Beautiful Silence featuring Nate Tyler," "RE-MOTE: The Lost Reels," and "Art Form." The festival also showcased a two-day curated large format art exhibition of works by Albert Falzon. 

 

Our sold-out event was filled with art, live music, great food & drinks, local vendors, sponsor activations, and non-profit booths. We are grateful for our surf communities support in making this the best festival yet.

Keep an eye out on social media for 2022 pics, and join our email blast below to hear about all future events.

We hope to see you all again this next year!

 

Cheers,

SBSFF Team

Thank you to all who came out to support SBSFF 2022 🤙

It was an incredible event! Special thanks to all volunteers, sponsors & partners.

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The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival celebrates filmmakers and wave riders who live to surf, are artisans of their craft and stewards of our oceans.

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FRIDAY

March 18th

3-6pm

Happy Hour Festival Kick Off
 

Featuring Nosotros Tequila & Music by "Uncle Uncle"

6pm

An 805 Film: Beautiful Silence

Born and raised just inland from the Central Coast, Nate Tyler was introduced to surfing through his father, who’d take Nate and his friends to the beach every weekend. As Nate progressed, sponsors started taking notice and thus ensued the chaotic life of a pro surfer. Burned out on the fast lane surf industry, Nate has hunkered back down on the central coast with his family where he pursues artwork and surfing in the place he loves most. Watch the beautiful silence unfold in this tale of free-surfing legend.

6:30pm

Re-Mote: The Lost Reels

Directed by: Albert Falzon

Produced by: Matt Wessen & Justin Misch

 In the process of remastering Albert Falzon's 1972 classic film, Morning of the Earth, 90 minutes of never-before-seen 16mm camera original outtakes were unexpectedly unearthed. Because of the wealth of this material, a 38-minute film was produced. Getting back to where it all began, this artistic showcase of the “Lost Reels” paints a more complete picture of the filmmaker's journey, and reveals culturally, environmentally and socially significant details of a forgotten past. The film covers Australia, Bali and Hawaii, and is accompanied by an all original soundtrack.

7:10pm

Live Music

7:50pm