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Are you a surfer, a filmmaker, a storyteller, an ocean-lover? We'd love to hear from you.

Santa Cruz, CA
United States



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5th Anniversary Edition

Presented By


october 5 + 6, 2018

At the historic Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz

Oct. 5 + 6, Rio Theatre


Every attendee gets a chance to win prizes from our awesome sponsors, and the first 50 people at every screening get a goodie bag!


Our fantastic sponsors: 


Exclusive hotel sponsor of the festival:


media sponsors:


To learn about opportunities to take part in the Festival as a sponsor,

please contact us at

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The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is a tribute to the arts of waveriding and  filmmaking. We strive to spread the stoke that we get from surfing, bringing together surfers, filmmakers and ocean enthusiasts to share stories, ideas and history in one of the most beautiful surf towns in the world.