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Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival Unveils Lineup For 4th Annual Event June 7th– 8th, 2024

June 7 @ 11:00 pm PDT

The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival (SBSFF) has announced the captivating film lineup for its fourth annual event, June 7 and 8, at the historic Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. The festival will showcase two short film series, a Grom Program, an Environmental Program, two feature film World Premieres and a remastered classic that is sure to draw a crowd. The festival is also awarding a Legendary Surfer award to a notable surf legend. In conjunction with the film screenings, SBSFF will host an outdoor Block Party on June 8th 11:00PM-6:00PM. The full program and links to buy tickets can be found at www.santabarbarasurffilmfestival.com.


“As a lifelong surfer, I’m proud that the community has embraced the festival and that it has added to Santa Barbara’s culture that is already so rich in surf history,” said Sean Maurer, founder of the Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival, who is a lifelong Santa Barbara local and avid surfer. “I’m very excited about the film lineup we’ve put together this year including international films, environmental films, local Santa Barbara films, world premieres and a cult classic – we have something for everyone.”


The festival kicks off on Friday at 5:00 pm with an opening party open to all Friday ticketed guests in the back of the Lobero with live music from Pat Curren and the Meatpilots. Film screenings start at 6:00pm on Friday with a shorts program, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the remastered classic Wave Warriors, a Herbie Fletcher film. An exclusive Apres Surf VIP Party with live music will follow the films.


Saturday programming begins at 10:00am with the Grom Program in association with the Surf Happens Foundation, then the Environmental Program at noon in association with Heal the Ocean. Saturday evening programming begins at 5:00pm with a short film program and a World Premiere feature film “The Tyler Warren Experiments”, and another World Premiere feature film “Some Like it Classic” at 8:00pm, followed by a closing night Apres Surf VIP Party ft Dj Cucia.


The SBSFF Block Party will be on June 8th from 11:00am-6:00pm down the street from the Lobero. The Block Party brings the community together to experience a vibrant showcase of exhibitors and vendors. Attendees will have the opportunity to relax in the wellness Zen Zone, watch a fashion show featuring local designers, take aim at the “Dunk the Surfer” dunk tank for charity, explore the works of local artisans, groove to all-day live music and Dj sets from Mendeleyev BlissRastanThe Upbeat, & DJ Jez Danz and indulge in delicious food & artisanal drinks.


To further support the local community, the festival will also be running a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the three non-profit organizations we support, Heal the Ocean, Surf Happens Foundation and Surfrider Santa Barbara.


Don’t miss out on the Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival – the ultimate celebration of surf culture, community, and creativity. Visit www.santabarabasurffilmfestival.com to get your tickets today!





$56.00 – GA

Includes general admission entry for Friday opening night (first come, first serve seating)


Includes VIP entry for all Friday screenings

Includes entry to the “Apres Surf” VIP After Party after the screenings on Friday

Includes VIP Gift Bag


Saturday JUNE 8, 2024

$14.00 – Saturday A.M. Grom ticket

Includes entry to the Grom program

$19.00 – Saturday Environmental Program

Includes entry to the Environmental Matinee

$26.00 – One Film General Admission

Includes entry to Saturday evening Evening Program 1 or Evening Program 2


Includes VIP entry for all Saturday screenings (Grom, Environmental, Evening Program 1, Evening Program 2)

Includes entry to the “Apres Surf” VIP After Party after the screenings on Friday

Includes VIP Gift Bag


Block Party Saturday, June 8th 11:00am-6:00pm

(Located at 115 E. Canon Perdido St.)

$20 General Admission, Kids under 10 free (12pm-6pm)

$25 Yoga and Sound Bath (11:00am-12:15pm, includes entry to Block Party)



For decades Santa Barbara has attracted and cultivated a melange of surf innovators. From board shapers like Renny Yater, Al Merick, Matt Moore, and George Greenough, who have taken shaping to a whole new level. To surfers like Bobby Martinez, Chris Brown, and Tom Curren, whose unique styles have stood the test of time. There is a certain element to “Santa Barbara Surf Culture,” which combines tradition with radical innovation, that has played an influential role in the international surf scene for over 50 years.


The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival celebrates this rich surf history and the diverse storytelling styles of filmmakers, artists, shapers, and surfers who have started it all.


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June 7
11:00 pm
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Lobero Theatre
33 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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