4 Unique Surf Films coming to SLO Film Fest soon!

15418465_10154986457249170_321172442211366447_oThe 12th Annual Surf Nite in SLO promises to be another epic one when Irish surfers Tom Doidge-Harrison and Ollie O’Flaherty arrive in San Luis Obispo for the North American Premiere of Between Land and Sea on Friday, March 17th. That just happens to be St. Patrick’s Day and the perfect excuse for a Surf Nite bash for the ages! The event will begin with Adam Montiel from Coast 104.5 and a great short film called Chandler’s Ark, about a record number of surfing dogs who ‘hang 20’! You have to see it to believe it! More about Surf Nite.

second-sight-bandA concert on the Fremont Theatre stage will follow the movie, when Hollywood studio execs grab their instruments and play some great rock classics, while the party continues in the lobby and theatre. Tickets are only $20 for the movie night and concert, and there’ll be a no-host bar in the lobby. Click here for tickets.

Thanks to The SLO Collection, SLO Wine, SLO Brew and the City of Pismo Beach, Apple Farm, Cliffs Resort, Sycamore Mineral Springs, Sea Venture Resort, Quality Suites of SLO, and Coast 104.5 for their support of this event that is now a SLO Film Fest tradition!

northcoast-surfers-copyThe next morning, on Saturday, March 18th, head to Morro Bay for two more must-see surf movies at the Bay Theatre at 10am. Great Highway, sponsored by the Madonna Inn, traces the history of surfing in the San Francisco/Santa Cruz area. The stories are told by those who lived it, from the 1940’s lifeguards to the ‘groms’ surfing the chilly northern California waves today.

resurface_owen_bissell_1Before that, the short film Resurface focuses on the healing power of surfing, and how it is being used to help military veterans dealing with the mental and physical symptoms of PTSD. This film, that includes local surfing instructor Van Curaza, focuses on organizations that are helping veterans suffering from trauma gain a new lease on life through the therapeutic benefits of surfing. Both play together starting at 10am and tickets are only $12 ($10 for students.) Tickets are available at the door that morning, and all festival passes will be accepted.

See you at the Festival! For lots more information, the full schedule and tickets for all special events, go to slofilmfest.org!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director