Surf, ocean films on big screen

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival 2019.

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will host an extended line-up of 15 events – with the screening of more than 30 surf and ocean films – at 10 venues. 

Extra emphasis in 2019 has been placed on conservation awareness, ocean activism and community upliftment.

Wavescape will work with partners to host beach clean-ups, an ocean filmmaker’s master class, oceanic panel discussions and talks, themed conservation evenings and film screenings. 

The festival started this week and runs for a full month, packed with events, including 10 days
of film screenings, the exhibition of 11 surfboards for the Artboard Project, with the Artboard charity auction set for Wednesday November 27. 

All proceeds from the event are donated to beneficiaries including the NSRI, Shark
Spotters, the 9 Miles Project, Ocean Pledge, Beach Co-op, South African Adaptive Surfing and Sentinel Ocean Alliance. Last year’s art auction raised R782 000.

The highest priced board – by Andrew Sutherland – went for R105 000, closely followed
by Kirsten Beet’s board for
R102 000.

Some of the events include: Thursday November 14 – Ocean Pledge Film Night, The Electric, District Six, at 6pm. 

Wednesday November 20 – Oceans Alive: evening of surf, ocean and activism, Two Oceans Aquarium,  at 7pm.

Saturday November 30 – Clifton 4th Beach Screening, at 8pm·         

Monday December 2 – Slide Night, Centre for the Book, at 7pm.

Wednesday December 4 – Changing Oceans Master Class, InvestSA One Stop Shop, at 6.30pm. 

Thursday December  5 to Sunday December 8 – Film Festival, Labia Theatre, 6.15pm and 8.30pm.

Visit www.wavescapefestival.com for the fill line-up.