Tue, 19 November 2019

A rockin' live music and skate film premiere kicked off the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival presented by Vans: next up is Oceans Alive tomorrow, then surf movies in the Deep South!

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It was a legendary night at Jack Black's Taproom last Saturday when about 240 pulled in to watch the premeire of The Story of Tony Alva, the seminal tale of perhaps skateboarding's main pioneer, and certainly the dude accredited with starting the aerial.

The evening warmed up with the eclectic beats of Diamond Thug before the screenings, followed by the sounds of The Dinosaurs afterwards to keep the party going. Before the films, which included the classic Mikey February short Nu Rhythmo, Warren Talbot of Vans had the crowd cheering when he presented Nigel Savel of 9Miles Project with a donation for 20 grand.

Savel was over the moon, saying that the money "would go towards our Clubhouse Project in Elands Bay in procuring containers and converting them". His 9Miles Project has expanded to include Elands Bay, spreading the love from False Bay.

The next event in the month-long lineup of ocean-conscious items is OCEANS ALIVE, an evening of surf, ocean and activism in collaboration with Gone, Patagonia, Mike Schlebach and Sealand Gear, Two Oceans Aquarium, Sea Change Project, Wildoceans, and Frank Solomon’s Sentinel Ocean Alliance. We host a panel discussion on the many ocean challenges facing Cape Town in recent times, and screen two short films, along with presentations and a panel discussion.

A record 30 surf and ocean films retain surfing documentaries and films remain the core of the festival. Wavescape is screening big-name surfing documentaries, including Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story; Andy Irons: Kissed by God and Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.

A two-day mini film festival is being screened at Scarborough to cater for the Deep South community. Venue is Camel Rock restaurant this Thursday and Friday. Join us for two evenings of epic surf films, beers and good vibes in the Deep South!

R60 gets you entrance and a free Jack Black beer and you can win Vans swag giveaways.


Thursday, 21 November
- Nü Rhythmo
- Inner Wild
- Tan Madonna
- Trouble: The Lisa Anderson Story

Friday, 22 November
- Between the Lines
- Alternativa
- White Rhino


SCARBS SCREEN GRABS: some of the films that are showing at Camel Rock.


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About the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival

Takes place in Cape Town between 9 November and 9 December 2019 with favourites the Artboard Project, Clifton Beach Screening, Slide Night, Film Festival and Filmmakers’ Master Class. The 2019 iteration includes activations, events, talks and beach cleanups with Ocean Pledge and the Beach Co-op. All proceeds from our charity events (spearheaded by the Artboard Project) go to ocean beneficiaries NSRI, Shark Spotters, 9Miles Project, Ocean Pledge, Beach Co-op, South African Adaptive Surfing and Sentinel Ocean Alliance. The Festival headline partner is Vans. Supporting partners are Wesgro, Jack Black Beer, Petco, Long Beach Capital, York, CLiP, and Gone.

Remaining Lineup 2019

Sat 9 Nov – Vans Opening Night, live bands, premiere, Jack Black's Tap Room, 18:00
Thu 14 Nov – Ocean Pledge Film Night, The Electric, District Six, 18:00
Sat 16 Nov – The Beach Co-op Seaside Scavenge, Strandfontein Beach, 09:00
Mon 18-27 Nov – Artboard Exhibition, Jack Black's Tap Room, 09:00-17:00
Wed 20 Nov – Oceans Alive: surf, ocean and activism, Two Oceans Aquarium, 19:00
Thu 21-22 Nov – Deep South Surf Films, Camel Rock, Scarborough, 19:30
Sat 23 Nov – Beneath the Surface, The Beach Co-op, Harvest Cafe, Muizenberg, 18:30
Wed 27 Nov – Artboard Charity Auction, Jack Black's Tap Room, Diep River, 19:00
Sat 30 Nov – Clifton 4th Beach Screening, 20:00
Mon 2 Dec – Slide Night, Centre for the Book, 19:00
Wed 4 Dec – Changing Oceans Master Class, InvestSA One Stop Shop, 18:30
Thu 5-8 Dec – Film Festival, Labia Theatre, 18:15 and 20.30
Thu 5 Dec – Vans Night, 20:30
Fri 6 Dec – “Plastic China” screening with The Beach Co-op, 18:15
Fri 6 Dec – York Night, 20.30
Sat 7 Dec – All Africa Night, 20:30
Sun 8 Dec – Gone Night, 20:30

More details: www.wavescapefestival.com
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