The 2022 festival will be a different experience that celebrates Santa Barbara’s rich surf history at our new venue. This year, our Covid friendly event will be held at the Community Arts Workshop space - 631 Garden St. in Downtown Santa Barbara- features indoor and outdoor activities that allow plenty of room to roam around, have fun, and feel comfortable. In line with our missions to benefit the community, our silent auction and raffle proceeds will benefit our three partner non-profits: The Surf Happens Foundation, Heal the Ocean and Santa Barbara Surfrider.
We’re very proud to announce our feature films for the festival, "Searching for Tom Curren," “Waterman” and “Morning of the Earth”, and our short films “93 Letter from Marge,” “Re-Mote: The Lost Reels,” and “Artform.” The art hall, open both days, will be a large format exhibition of works by Albert Falzon. We'll be kicking off the fest with a Nosotros sponsored happy hour while listening to live music by the folk-rock band, Uncle Uncle.
We’re dedicating Saturday morning for our youth program which will include short clips featuring local groms sponsored by Surf Happens, and music from the kid's band Wombo Combo.
Come out to enjoy extraordinary films, all-day live music, great food, and drinks while strolling through our open-air market featuring local vendors, sponsor activations, and non-profit booths. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.