The fourth annual Surfrider Short Film Fest went off with a bang, locals and visitors packed the house at The General Store on October 18th to watch inspiring short films from near and far that tell environmental and/or surf stories. As discussed during the night, we also focused effort into showing films that help us understand intersectionality in surf and in the environmental movement.

For the folks that couldn’t make it and want to watch the films, or want to rewatch, please see the list below (note: not all films are online yet)

Ghost Nets, Ben Giesbrecht
Waterspider, Marcus Paladino
Sean Foerster, Mike Dandurand
Parley Canadian Highlight Cleanup
Traction, Liam Cook, Mark from On the Beach and Ryan Teremy
Solidified Oil Spill, Surfrider Vancouver Island
The Future of Plastics Recycling, Forrest Stevens
Finding Solitude, Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg


The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers
Wealth not a Waste
A Plentiful Feast
Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee
Looking Out
Street Surfers
Treasures in the TrashMukune

Huge thanks to all of the sponsors and partners that made this event possible: The District of Tofino, The General Store and Mackenzie Beach Resort, Lil’ Ronnie’s BBQ, Patagonia Vancouver, Tofino Brewing Co., Alle Bernardi, Tuff City Radio, Claire Watson Art and Octopus Events.

Thanks to all the filmmakers who shared their incredible works of art and all of the volunteers who brought the night together: Jason, Michelle, Elena, Nina, River, Clover, Warren, Alys and Kim!

And finally, thanks to all businesses that donated to the raffle: Megan Rivard RMT, Harbour Health Integrated Therapies, Slowtide Towel Co., Nixon, Patagonia, Tuff City Radio, Let’s Matcha and Caravan Beach Shop!