Save the Waves Film Festival Comes to Santa Barbara

World premieres, live music, celebrating the ocean and the waves that bless our shores – welcome to the Save the Waves Film Festival on November 2nd at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California.

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 style.

Based in northern California, Save the Waves is a global non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value.  Annually they bring this film festival to the west coast of California with stops in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

Save The Waves Film Festival on November 2nd features the world premiere of Chris Malloy’s latest surfing documentary, “Groundswell” about a group of activists set sail for an exploratory surf trip along British Columbia’s unspoiled but threatened west coast.

Save The Waves Film Festival will also feature the world premiere of “Ode” – a new film by underground Santa Cruz photographer and filmmaker Patrick Trefz. “Ode” explores another side of mystical northern California through Trefz’s unique lense.

Patagonia Groundswell Trailer from george manzanilla @ rundfunk on Vimeo.

What’s on tap for this year’s Festival?

The Movies (note…most films are 15 minutes or less):

Yukon Kings (World Premiere) by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Upcycling (World Premiere) by Henry Perrone from Brazil

How To Body Surf (World Premiere) by Keith Malloy

Groundswell (World Premiere) by Chris Malloy

ODE (World Premiere) by Patrick Trefz

Sea Pathways by Brandon Aroyan

Black Diamond by Rodrigo Farias

The Twenty, Scott Walker (trailer)

The Music:

Tom Curren

Todd Hannigan

+ special unnamed surprises

Where to Buy Tickets: At the Arlington Box office or here.

There will also be a VIP party & reception from 5 – 6pm. Proceeds from VIP tickets to benefit Santa Barbara Surfrider.

Come one, come all. The film festival is for all ages and will be an incredible time to connect with the change makers in the surf community!

For more information, go to Save the Waves.

LoaTree is a proud partner of the Santa Barbara Save the Waves Film Festival.

Save The Waves Film Festival is presented by: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Teva and O’Neill Wetsuits.

Special thanks to our supporting sponsors: LoaTree, Zola Acai, 7×7 Magazine, Cannonball Press, San Franpsycho, Peligroso Tequila, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Sierra Nevada, Ocean Vodka, SurfersVillage, Hotel Indigo.

-By David Fortson, LoaTree

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