November 19 – 22, 2009
Produced by and as a benefit for the California Surf Museum
The California Surf Museum operates under a lease agreement with the City of Oceanside which gave the museum a perfect, 5,600-square-foot space in a perfect location in return for certain things. One of those certain things was that the CSM would strive to establish a surf film festival in the fall. That was no problem and for the second year, the California Surf Museum has added more than film to make it a more all-encompassing surf culture event: “We decided to call it California Surf Festival,” said Tara Torburn, a volunteer for the CSM. “This year, the street banner we will be hanging says ‘Surf Music • Surf Movies • Surf Culture.'”
The California Surf Festival for 2009 is featuring 12 feature films and 12 short films – including a sneak peak at the trailer for Kelly Slater’s new IMAX film. Those movies will show at three different venues over the four-day event.
But that’s not all. This is a surf culture festival which will feature performances, speeches and slideshows from three of the most talented people to bubble up out of the surfing world: Evolutionary surfer and author Nat Young, master ukulele strummer Jake Shimabukuro and Clark Little – whose shorebreak art photography is setting the world on fire.
A schedule of events for the California Surf Festival is listed below. For more information and ticket purchases, go to the California Surf Museum website at www.surfmuseum.org or call 760-721-6876. Films and schedule subject to change.
Three downtown Oceanside venues:
CSM = CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM
GRACE = Grace Theater (at the Grace Chapel), 102 N. Freeman St.
BROOKS = Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
7:00 to 8:30 An Evening With Nat Young
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
6:00 – 7:00 Jake Shimabukuro VIP reception.
5:00 – 6:30 Short film: Madera. Feature film: Shaped.
8:00 – 10:00 Jake Shimabukuro in Concert
6:00 – 7:30 Short film: Verve. Feature: Dear & Yonder.
8:00 – 9:30 Short film: Gum For My Boat. Feature film: Still Filthy
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009
The Museum is open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
6:00 – 7:00 Surfer Magazine 50th Anniversary tribute VIP reception.
12:00 to 1:00 = to be determined
1:00 to 3:00 Short film: All Points South. Feature film: Waveriders
3:00 to 4:30 Feature film: Sea of Darkness
5:00 to 6:30 Feature film: HighWater
8:00 to 10:00 Surfer Magazine 50 Year Anniversary Tribute
12:00 – 1:00 Hot Grom Shorts
1:00 to 2:30 Clark Little champagne reception.
2:30 to 4:30 Short film: Tom’s Creation and Plantation. Feature film: Hanging Five
5:00 to 6:00 Feature film: Echo Beach
6:00 to 7:30 Feature film: The Drifter
8:00 to 9:00 Short film: Inundation. Feature film: Lost Prophets
NOVEMBER 22, 2009
12:00 to 1:00: Hot Grom Shorts
1:00 to 2:30 Feature film: BS!
3:00 to 4:30 Short film: El Día Despues. Short film: Shaping A Life. First “Silver Surfer Award” presented to Gary Linden
4:00 to 5:30 Awards ceremony.
The California Surf Festival is a presentation of FUEL TV and the California Surf Museum. Funds raised from the California Surf Festival will assist the California Surf Museum in its growth and outreach to the community. The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, Calif. 92054; (760) 721-6876; www.surfmuseum.org. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission.
MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP: Lou Niles, (760) 579-3826, firstname.lastname@example.org
FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING: Keiko Beatie, (949) 395-0879, email@example.com
TICKETS AND EVENTS: California Surf Museum, (760) 721-6876, CSM@surfmuseum.org