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06.06 Clean Waves


Surf and the sun is here! But it starts rain again this afternoon! Crazy spring here in the basque country, poor surf, non stop rain… Today is the day Ines Susaeta starts

Yesterday Inés Susaeta set up her Workshops at Montes + Múgica. After a very succesfull opening last week, 2 persons were allready waiting for her and her Jewels. She is going to have her pop up workshop, in the amazing space located at the Narrika 1 street, until saturday 08.06.  A unique opportunity to see her working live, to see how she shapes her delicate but powerfull vision on her work. SUSAETA . REINHARDT . DECOSTER  is the most sophisticated exhibition we have organized. The mix of Susaeta´s Jewels born from the sea, Valentine Reinhardt and her fantastic, irreal landscapes, and Pandora Decoster and her unique film universe. 3 girls, second generations surfers, iconic names in the Basque Coast. Unique!
IMG_4416Photo: ©Roke
1rPhoto: ©Marc Gasso

Clean Waves days continue in the Aquarium. At 20.30, surf and oil. Antje Beyen is bringing us Clean Ocean Project, and tells us what sustainable development alternatives can be found in the Canary Islands. Juanjo González brings us his National Manifest for the Protection of Waves, a radical needed Project! Lets see how we can Project our best waves with this concept
Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 23.25.41Photo: ©CleanOceanProject
To finish it off, the European premiere of Groundswell, directed by Chris Malloy. We will discover an untamed, wild area in British Columbia, Canada, and how its pristine nature is at stake due to the possible construction of a oil pipeline, and port to ship the oil out. Follow the Malloys, style master Trevor Gordon, hear the locals and see its magic, perfect set ups.

Patagonia Groundswell Trailer from george manzanilla @ rundfunk on Vimeo.

Sancho Rodriguez

Adventure No11

It´s 22.28, tuesday June 4th. Tomorrow starts the heavy week of the festival. Clean Waves, Aquarium of San Sebastian, 19.00 NY After Sandy, screening curated by my friend Tyler Breuer, Mastermind behind SMASH NY. As a last second film, we are going to screen NY Surfers, codirected by my dear friend, Jamie Brisick, and Gisela Matta, in honour of Gi…

Doing Surfilmfestibal has been, is and always will be a great adventure. This year the Adventure nº11, 11 editions of the festival, and title of the mockumentary Kepa Acero starred. That 11th of april started the countdown to the festival, the last sprint before opening the gate. Ondartxo, Pasaia. The Jaizkibel dredging boat, it´s 09.30 in the morning, the whole team is there, Kepa as our basque Bill Murray, Pitxu, the basque Seu Jorge, Estaban Ramos the ace filmmaker (after also editing, colour correcting, well everything!), Iker Basterretxea, my great friend Roke with his analogic quiver of cameras, Marc Gasso, my brother from the Maresme, the master of “cebo” shots, where 1 foot looks epic (thanks mediterranean upbringing!) , Elise Toledo, all style, taking care of the stylism of the boys, Laida Nagore, with her delicate embroidery of the “11” as an Z in homage to Zissou…, and trying to put order in all this, Angela Zozaya, the key person in this organization! 2 magic days, Kepa was outstanding, Pitxu too, Karla Unanua en her brief star appearance in the desert Beach of Gros. Perfect! We sincerely thought that only about 10% of humanity would relieve it! It seems quite a few more did… bravo Kepa! Thanks to all the team!
a bandPhoto: ©Marc Gasso
JaizkibelPhoto: ©Marc Gasso
We hope the work of a year is worth it, that the contents are the best. Thanks to all the filmakers, artists, that have sent their work of art created with pure passion. Unfortunately we´ve had to leave out very good Works for a lack of space for everything… now hope all the boys come to the screenings, environmental sessions, art exhibitions and of course, the super party!!! ROCKERS vs SURFERS vs MODERNOS!! IT´S FREE! SO YOU KNOW! COME OVER!!

dalePhoto: ©Marc Gasso
IMG_1066©rokePhoto: ©Roke


05.06 2 very special sessions. The first one, NY After Sandy, curated by Tyler Breuer, original founder of the NY Surf Film Festival, and now leading SMASH. I asked him to design a session to Discovery the surf vibe in NY. He has prepared some Jewels, some heavy, the vision after the hurricane, other simbolici, others with very good surf, and a jewel, absolutely ironic, a nod to classic surf Films in a contemporary, COOK assault way! Thanks Tyler for showing us your surf. I hope our people will get to know better your scene, and this helps in the rebuilding of the community. Mike Machemer, original partner with Tyler, has prepared a playlist of NY themed songs to listen in our cinema, but I can t seem to connect with his spotify!
532238_280131995427351_2059213677_nPhoto: ©Kook Paradise

The second is about erosion, and sand traficking! SOS Litoral denounces the Project to sell dredged sand from our beloved beaches of Anglet. I remember perfectly when we used to surf the waves of La Barre (not the mithycal point which disappeared in the 70s) at the end of the 80´s, the long Leith sheltered by the Cavallier breakwall. Kakas, Jos, Tom and Juantxo would take Peta, Poti, Paco and I surfing there. Long lefts, good walls, magic memories for a teenager… it doesn´t break like this anymore. And the boys from this NGO explain us why, through classic photos of La Barre, La Madrague… And after this, the projection of SANDWARS, a MUST SEE! Discover the different qualities of sand, the story of truly sand trafickers who contribuye to global erosion!!
sandwarsPhoto: ©SandWars

By Sancho.

Surfilmfestibal 11: Program preview

Surfilmfestibal 11 is around the corner! Here’s JUST a PREVIEW OF THE PROGRAM.

We’ll be announcing the whole film program on May 31! But mark this dates on your agenda!


                    CLEAN WAVES. Aquarium SS. 05-06.
Our program around environment.

                                 TEATRO PRINCIPAL. 07-08.06
The best productions from the world and from here, very juicy premieres.

                                  SURFILMFESTIBAILA. Gazteszena. 07.06

The Lookers
Thee Brandy Hips
Djs Rockers (Ayo Silver) VS Djs Surfers (Primo) VS Djs Modernos (Nimu).

. University. 24.05

From the creators of La hora chanante, Muchachada Nui and Museo Coconut, Raul Cimas and Julián López: “Breve disertación sobre lo clásico y lo moderno”.
Tickets refund:  http://www.kutxasarrerak.net

SURF, HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION. Guardetxe, 25.05 19.30h

A new fun gig to kick off Surfilmfestibal11 in one of the festival’s favourite venues, Guardetxe / Casa del Guarda. Besides the horror and surf films, we are pleased to announce a last minute addition: the European premiere of SECRET SOUND UNDERGROUND, the new film by Jack Coleman!
The night will end (or not) at BeBop bar, where Pedro Temboury –amongst others- will be mixing his selection of tunes. Program

SURFILM PRO: Surf Film and Photography Workshops

At this new stage of Surfilmfestibal, we focus on workshops by professionals within the surfing audiovisual scene to transmit their experience and form future artists.

Extended Vision. 06-18.06
Surf short-film workshop: the process from the development of the idea, to the filming and edition. An intensive course given by Centa, and a master class with Juan Aizpitarte. More info and registration.

Surf Foto. 21.06
Digital and analog photography workshop applied to surfing with Pacotwo and Roke, two of the most active photographers in our coast. Free registration, 4 intense hours, no previous experience required Program and registration. (Casa Cultura de Gros-Okendo)


FEMALE ART born in the ocean

REINHARDT, SUSAETA, DECOSTER. Montes+Mugica Narrica 1. Opening 31.05 19.30h (until 28.06)

3 female artists and second generation surfers: Valentine Reinhardt, the daughter of Christophe Reinhardt, a respected surfer from Gethary; Inés Susaeta, the daughter of Jon Susaeta, one of the first locals to surf legit Mundaka barrels; and Pandora Decoster, from the Decoster dinasty, Gerard was the driving force behind MIACS and the classic surf shop Hangar in Biarritz.

Their art drinks from the sea, iodine, rocks. Valentine’s surreal landscapes, where the limit between sea, sky and earth is faded; Ines’ mind-blowing jewellery, born from rocks, the reef and the marine fauna from spots around the world; Pandora’s films, delicate, dreamlike, cosmic.

An amazing proposal in a magic venue, Montes+Mugica Narrica Uno shop, which holds a vast artistic background, supported by the family’s second generation, who claims through a contemporary artist program.

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DANIELA GARRETON. Galería NoColor. Opening 29.05 19.30h (until 28.06)

Now she lives in Donosti, but Daniela started drawing in Chile, a country with 4.000 km of coastline, therefore, the ocean soon became her passion. Her work spreads the respect and love she feels for the ocean through different techniques and a defined, intense line.


INTERSEXXYON 2. Deadline extended til 29.05!

A contest open to all local rippers. Send us your mega compressed 1 MINUTE short-film before May 29. Best turns, drops, barrels, 60 second long pure adrenaline explosion! Más info.


Have you seen the Iberian wall lizard who lives in the island? Come and join our caravan and see it! Grab your SUP (or rent one at en C4SupCenter), a chorizo sandwich, some drinks and paddle to the island. Community picnic –self catered- including Treasure Hunt, courtesy of Patagonia. You can also come on a boat. Info and Registration.

. Sagüés Esplanade 28, 29 and 30. 06

Two days of outdoor activities in Sagúes, the city’s surfing epicentre, just like the typical neighbourhood parties. Live music at sunset with Betty the Shark (Lee an Curren’s band) and dj Frank good films and grilled sardines for everyone!

We want to claim the artist and new creator scene around surfing, that’s why we have organized 2 days of culture market, thanks to Montes+Mugica’s partnership, with 20 market stands –exhibition and sale. We provide the space, and you set up the stall! Info and conditions

. Pasaia 30.07

Ondartxo is pure magic. Anyone entering this space will feel something special at the sight of the amazing project held in this ancient shipyard from the 50’s. A living space dedicated in body and soul –thanks to its members. to recover the fantastic legacy of shipbuilding in the Basque Country.

An Outstanding Program:  European premiere of a restored version of Pacific Vibrations, the classic film by John Severson, which showcases the magic 70s, the link between psychedelic music and surfing. Then, Mikal Cronin, in concert, a surfer from Laguna Beach, to finish with Ayo Silver djs.

As surfers, we value the technology applied in shipbuilding, as we value the art of sculpting surf boards. The perfect association of tradition and modernity, of Albaola and Surfilmfestibal to open to our public the door to this spot, definitely a benchmark in the marine environment.
Ticket sale http://www.kutxasarrerak.net 



Travelling is rediscovering, no matter where you go, and that’s exactly what Kepa Acero and Surfilmestibal do on their latest craze called “Adventure No 11”. A mockumentary that vindicates the classic venues, which will host this year’s festibal’s gigs. This will be our look for this edition: red beanies!

Adventure No11 – Surfilmfestibal 11 por Surfilmfestibal11

See you in the festival!