“FOOTY” at the 2023 Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival! Sat. June 10th

DON’T MISS THIS ONE!! My film “FOOTY” is an official selection of the 3rd annual SBSFF! This one is jam-packed with an hour of the greatest clips I’ve filmed from 1990-2006. I rarely get the chance to show this film, and it’s really only been shown once before in 2006. FOOTY is as close to a “best-of” as you’re going to get from me, with a little 2023 update. A “directors cut” if you will.

It is also notable that FOOTY will be the first SKATEBOARD FILM in the SBSFF! My goal is to pack the house!

This showing will be at the prestigious LOBERO THEATRE. In a town with many beautiful theatre’s, this one is at the top of the list. The Lobero is also celebrating it’s 150th anniversary! COME BE A PART OF HISTORY!

There will also be a BLOCK PARTY! Food, Drinks, Live Music, and Vendors. This is going to GO OFF! Is there a better way to spend the beginning of summer than in sunny Santa Barbara with our Surf and Skateboard community? I DON’T THINK SO! Get here!

Tickets are on sale now!



Tickets for the Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival can be purchased online at www.santabarbarasurffilmfestival.com/ and at the Lobero Theatre Box Office located at 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


For decades Santa Barbara has attracted and cultivated a melange of surf innovators. From board shapers like Renny Yater, Al Merick, Matt Moore, and George Greenough, who have taken shaping to a whole new level. To surfers like Bobby Martinez, Chris Brown, and Tom Curren, whose unique styles have stood the test of time. There is a certain element to “Santa Barbara Surf Culture,” which combines tradition with radical innovation, that has played an influential role in the international surf scene for over 50 years.

The Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival celebrates this rich surf history and the diverse storytelling styles of filmmakers, artists, shapers, and surfers who have started it all.


The 3rd annual Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival is set to take place June 9th & 10th at the historic Lobero Theatre in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA.​

#SBSFF2023 will celebrate Santa Barbara’s rich surf history and diverse storytelling styles of the filmmakers, artists, shapers and surfers who started it all. Our festival will showcase captivating surf cinema from notable film directors, creatives, and surfers to feature a fantastic lineup of classic and cutting-edge feature films.

A highlight of our 2023 event will be the outdoor Block Party which will host a variety of exhibitors, local artisans, all-day live music, food & artisanal drinks. 

In line with our mission to protect and conserve our oceans, SBSFF has partnered with three important and inspiring non-profits, Heal the Ocean, Surfrider Santa Barbara & The Surf Happens Foundation

Friday Line Up
6:00 pm
 Curated Short Film Program featuring:
“Water III” by Morgan Maassen, “Archival Board Video” by Hunter Martinez, “Queens of the Break” by Jordyn Romero & Jo Anna Edmison, “Innocnts”by Sean Tully, & “The Pusher” by Steve Olson 
7:00 pm
805 Films Presents “Mind Surfing: The Conner Coffin Story” directed by Keith Malloy 
7:30 pm
“Free Ride” Presentation and Q&A with w/ Shaun Tomson, Victoria Delaney, & other special guests 
8:00 pm
“Free Ride” directed by Bill Delaney 
9:45 pm
Musical Performance by Glenn Annie

Saturday Line Up

Grom Program with shorts featuring Rincon Classic Youth Division Winners, “Protect Your Ears” by Jason Baffa, Waiakea presents “Forever Surfing Together As One” by Layne Stratton, “Black like Plastic” by Graciela Cabello , “Cyanotyping with Oriana” by Lindsay Bauman, and “Sendo” featuring Parker Coffin
1:00 pm
“JFEB” by Jeep
“Footy – A Skateboard Video Anthology” by Erik Hatch
3:00 pm
“Maybe One Day” by Angelina Owino 
World Premiere of “Rebirth the Kill” by Joshua Palmer
4:30 pm
“Standing on Water” by Tommy Corey
The Allen Sarlo Super 8 Time Capsule
6:00 pm
 Untitled (Big Sky Limited by Andrew Kidman)
“6 Pack” by George Greenough
“Balance,  An Alex Iaffalo Story” by Mike Bromley featuring LA kings player Alex Iafallo
“Ground Swell: The Other Side of Fear” by Paul Taublieb, Narrated by Josh Brolin


  1. The Lobero Theatre: On both FRI 6/9 & SAT 6/10 our lineup of films, Q&A’s with surf legends & live music will be shown in the theatre.
    Buy a VIP ticket to get exclusive access to our 21+VIP lounge in the theatre courtyard.

  2. SBSFF Block Party: [117 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA]
    From noon to 8pm on SAT 6/10, we’re going BIG for our outdoor BLOCK PARTY! This community centered event will feature many of our local businesses, surf partners and brands, non-profits and more. Come jam out and party to all-day live music, shop local artisans, meet new friends & neighbors, while enjoying tasty treats and refreshing drinks! Show your Friday VIP, Saturday VIP and Grom Program Lobero tickets to get free entry!
Where is the SBSFF being held?


Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival 🏄

June 9th &10th 2023

The Historic Lobero Theater




Official Hashtag #SBSFF2023 & #SBSFF



Official Hashtag #SBSFF2023 & #SBSFF



SBSFF | Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival



Official Hashtag #SBSFF2023 & #SBSFF


Santa Barbara Surf Film Festival

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