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Santa Cruz, CA
United States



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october 11 + 12, 2019

At the historic Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz


Jury Panel Best Feature Film AND Jury Panel Best Cinematography:

Beyond The Noise

Director Andrew Kaineder wins a YETI Panga 50 Duffle, YETI Panga Backpack 28, a YETI 12 oz Rambler bottle with hot shot cap, and a Nomadix towel.


Jury Panel Best Short Film AND Viewers’ Choice Short Film:

The Scenic Route

Director Kyle Buthman wins a YETI Panga 50 Duffle, YETI Hopper Flip 12 and a Nomadix towel.


Viewers’ Choice Feature Film:

White Rhino

Director Brent Storm wins a YETI Hopper Backflip 24, YETI Rambler 24 oz. mug and YETI Rambler 26 oz. bottle with chug cap.


Thank you to this year’s sponsors:


Exclusive hotel sponsor of the festival:


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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.