Monday, November 2, 2009

STW Film Festival: List of Raffle Items

You can win these epic raffle prizes on November 13 at Save The Waves Film Festival:

* Las Olas Hand Shaped Fish Surfboard: size 6'2"
>surfboard photo here
* Patagonia Wetsuit: brand new, you choose the size!
* The North Face jacket
* Patagonia backpack & Patagonia fleece jacket
* Framed art by Travis Weller
* Art by Chivo
>see Chivo's art at
* Jack Johnson signed CDs and DVDs
* a custom framed, signed & numbered limited-edition film festival screen printed poster!
* "The Cove" limited edition T-shirts
* a Mavericks surf contest jersey signed by 2008 contest winner Greg Long
* stay tuned for more surprise raffle items!
Get your admission tickets & more info here:


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Save The Waves Presents Captain Paul Watson

Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will present The Cove and a short talk at Save The Waves Film Festival at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco on November 13.

More information and advance tickets at

Save The Waves Film Festival features Capt. Paul Watson, The Cove, Lost Prophets, All Points South, The Devil's Teeth, an art exhibit by Travis Weller and live music by The Eldorados.

Monday, October 12, 2009

SharktoberFest is October 16 & 17:

We love sharks! Come to SharktoberFest - featuring live sharks, amazing shark films, shark talks by the world's leading experts, and more. Buy tickets and learn more at

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Save The Date: November 13

Save The Waves Film Festival
November 13, 2009
at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco
Doors 7:00PM / tickets go on sale online in late October.

Featured films include:
> The Cove
> Lost Prophets
> All Points South - Best Short Film, NY Surf Film Fest
> Keeping Coast - Best Short Film, Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Fest
> Devil's Teeth

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"All Points South" Wins Best Short Film at NYSFF!

New York City, NY:

Save The Waves Coalition and the New York Surf Film Festival are very proud to announce that Save The Waves’ documentary film, All Points South, has been awarded Best Short Film by the festival jury. The surfer-activist film, about pulp pollution, surfers, and fishermen in Chile, was chosen as best short from a field of over 15 films in the short films program.

New York Surf Film Festival co-founder Tyler Breuer announced the award to a packed audience gathered at the awards ceremony in lower Manhattan on Sunday night. “This short film is an emotional and compelling story with great surfing, and it completely deserves the award. It was an overwhelmingly strong decision by our 12-member jury panel to award the prize to All Points South.”

Save The Waves environmental director Josh Berry, who wrote and co-produced the film, was in New York to accept the award. “We took very serious risks to expose this ocean pollution drama in Chile, so it’s a great reward for the hard work put in by everyone involved in the film. The story of All Points South is not over yet and the people of Chile are the true stars of this ongoing chronicle.”

Said film director Sachi Cunningham, “We're thrilled with the recognition and hope that it inspires surfers everywhere who are concerned about the environment to not only think globally about our oceans' health, but also act locally to keep their breaks clean.”

Photo - a scene from All Points South: the installation of a massive forestry waste pipeline into the Pacific Ocean.

About the New York Surf Film Festival: The New York Surf Film Festival is the premier showcase for international independent surf film. The mission of the New York Surf Film Festival is to provide filmmakers who are exploring the diversity of surfing an opportunity to present their work to a larger audience. As surf culture becomes more popular, the notion of what it means to be a surfer expands. The New York Surf Film Festival's aim is to build upon and shape the idea of what a surf movie is, while fostering the growth of this global community in NYC.

About All Points South:

Photo: Canadian Raph Bruhwiler surfs in Chile for All Points South.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mavericks Beach Cleanup: Saturday, September 19


Meet our team at 9AM at end of West Point Ave, Half Moon Bay: map it here

Or, find another local beach that's participating!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 19 is California Coastal Cleanup Day!

Join Save The Waves at Maverick's in Half Moon Bay for our local beach cleanup, part of the statewide movement on Saturday, September 19, to clean up California's beaches! We are the official stewards of Pillar Point's beach park and in partnership with California Coastal Cleanup Day we are organizing a group to pick up trash at Maverick's.

More information soon at

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weekend Cleanup at Ocean Beach

Join us for a beach cleanup this Saturday and Sunday with Surfrider, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, and surprise celebrity guests!

10 am-12 noon.
Saturday and Sunday, August 29 & 30.
On the beach at Stairwell 17, where Golden Gate Park meets Ocean Beach.
San Francisco.
More info at this link.

Monday, August 24, 2009

STW / Mavericks Tee Shirt

Surf photo by Seth Migdail
Epic ingredients for a surf t-shirt: 1 huge wave, our WSR program director João de Macedo charging, 8.5 recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton, $5 per tee shirt sale donated to STW by Mavericks Surf Ventures:
see the tee here.


Click here to view tee and purchase.

Friday, August 21, 2009

"The times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you're really sort of becoming one with nature. Surfing's as raw of a sport as it gets.”
- Kelly Slater

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bare Necessities Tour

'Bare Necessities' is a bike and surf trip along the wild coasts of Oregon and California by two young adventurers and friends, Ryan Ebersberger and Charlie Clark. They have generously decided to support Save The Waves on their epic journey through outreach and fundraising:

> Bare Necessities Tour 2009 <

Visit their website at the above link and support their fun efforts!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We are very proud to announce:

Save The Waves Film Festival
November 13, 2009
at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco
Doors 7:00PM / tickets go on sale online in October.

Featured films include:
> The Cove
> Lost Prophets
> Keeping Coast
> Devil's Teeth
... and more to be announced soon.

Poster art for this event is in the works, by Travis Weller!
Very special guest activists and filmmakers to be announced soon!
Stay tuned for more information at

Monday, August 17, 2009

A quote:

“When you do dance, I wish you a wave o' the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that”

- William Shakespeare