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Celebrating its 14th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is now open for submissions for 2013. Festival organizers are calling all possible directors to submit their action sport film now to save and receive a discount when submitted through Withoutabox.

Named one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Movie Maker Magazine, the Newport Beach Film Festival, held each year in Newport Beach, California, spotlights films from around the world including features, shorts, documentaries, and animations. The 2012 festival featured 460 different films, and the festival draws more than 30,000 attendees annually.

Since its establishment in 1999, the festival has presented many acclaimed films, including Crash (in its 2005 premiere), Dogtown and Z-Boys, Dust to Glory, Jewtopia (in its 2012 premier), Just Like the Son, and Spellbound, as well as anniversary screenings of classics such as The French Connection, Sunset Boulevard, and The Outsiders, and the 50th anniversary of the Jim Henson Company.

The festival also sponsors a Community Outreach Program through which they partner with over 30 non-profit organizations in Orange County from various sectors including the arts, health and human services, the environment, education, children’s causes and alumni clubs. The Community Outreach Program was created with the idea that film offers new perspectives and possibilities for a changing world. Each organization is paired with a film that is likely to attract an audience interested in its cause.

Next year’s festival will run from April 25th to May 2nd, 2013. Festival information, events, and schedule are available on their website at Continue reading

It’s that time of year – Halloween is right around the corner! Our New York-based fans can check out the Nightmare on 90th Costume Surf Contest presented by B&B Board Storage and Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Saturday, October 27th.

The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, a not-for-profit community organization and social club, helps promote the community of Rockaway Beach, a historic and up-and-coming New York City neighborhood and surf destination. Members can come together to exchange ideas, create art, make things, have fun, and improve the quality of life of the neighborhood and its residents.

Enjoy a day of surfing, costumes, music and movies.

To purchase tickets, go to More details on the event below:

When: Saturday, October 27, 2012

12:00 – 3:00 pm: Expression Session in Costume
Beach 90th Street and the Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, NYC
Prizes for: Best Wave in a Costume and Best Costume (male and female)

4:00 pm: After-Party at THE SPOT
302 Beach 87th Street, Rockaway Beach, NYC
Outdoor Screening of KOOK PARADISE
Live Performance by THE DEAD EXS

Complimentary Beverages from Dundee Ales & Lagers
Food available from 666 Burger

Online ticket buyers will be entered to win a Brand New Stewart Hydro Hull Surfboard from Global Surf Industries

Tickets: $10 in Advance, $20 Day of Event
Includes Contest Registration and After-Party with Open Bar
FREE for RBSC Members

**Space to Shower and Change after the contest at The Spot**
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Save the Waves has scheduled its fourth film festival and is calling all aspiring film makers and taking entries. This year, the festival will be traveling to three select California cities in November:

San Francisco: November 16
Santa Barbara: November 2
Santa Cruz: November 9

Save The Waves Coalition, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of surfing coastline and the marine environment, is a group of devoted surfers, scientists, and activists that share a common belief that our wild coastal areas around the world are precious and valuable, and need to be protected.

The Save the Waves Film Festival is a one-night event, featuring documentary surf films, live music, athletes, artists and ocean activist campaigns. Although entries are not restricted for any film genre and the coalition is open to all types of submissions, they encourage entries that explore all aspects and angles of surfing, coastal environmentalism, and the coastal lifestyle we all love. Film makers are free to submit cutting-edge and experimental artistry, documentary film, animation and any other unique works of ocean-inspired art.

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A benefit night for SurfAid International is planned for next Thursday, October 11th. SurfAid is an international non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, well being and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected through surfing. It was founded by Dr. Dave Jenkins of New Zealand in 2000. Dr. Jenkins will be at the event.

In 1999, Dr. Jenkins was on a surfing trip in the area and saw the health problems of the local people, which inspired him to establish SurfAid. After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, SurfAid came to international attention since it provided medical aid to its victims. It was able to reach people on small islands, who were among the hardest hit, using small boats with people familiar with the area.

Now, SurfAid has earned several international awards, and receives donations of about $3 million per year from private and corporate donors, most involved in the sport of surfing.

In addition to founder Dr. Dave Jenkins who will be on-hand next Thursday, October 11, appetizers and light pupus will be served. There will also be a stand up paddle board and paddle (estimated value $1,000) and other surf gear up for raffle.

October 11, 2012, from 7pm-9pm
The Greenhouse
685 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI
$20 at door, includes one raffle ticket for stand up paddle board
Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at event
Must be present to win.

If you have any questions, call Robin at 808-489-3253. For more information on SurfAid International, go to
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We love our surfing animals and next weekend’s fourth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, CA. is a celebration of their athletic prowess! Be part of the action September 28-30, 3012 for three days of doggone fun for all.

Once again, California’s dog-friendly Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach will be the site of this year’s competition since it’s specifically for the dogs. At Dog Beach, our four-legged friends rule year-round, and play, swim, dig and have a plain old fun time… mostly all off-leash.

Some of the activities planned this year include an Opening Ceremony and Dog Is Beachin’ Fashion Show, Surf City Dog Spaw Costume Contest and Expo and conclude with the Surf City Surf Dog Competition on Sunday.

For the competition, the surfing pooches will take part in four different weight classifications, from small dogs weighing under 20lbs. to extra-large pooches weighing in at more than 60lbs. Last year, more than 40 dogs competed at the event, with even a Guinness World record set by Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie and her owner Michael Uy, for longest ride on a board at 60 meters.

We’re looking forward to seeing if more world records will be set this year.

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