Pierce Kavanagh, Director
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SAN DIEGO SURFING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
For Immediate Release:
The San Diego Surfing Hall Of Fame Returns June 7th 2023
San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club
2606 N Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
DATE AND TIME:
June 7th 2023
6:30: VIP Meet and Greet
7:30: Induction Ceremony
The San Diego Surfing Hall Of Fame Awards return for the third year, inducting some of the greatest San Diego’s surfing legends from all eras.
“San Diego is at the epicenter of the surf industry and the people who shaped, quite literally, the designs, surfboards and culture that the world enjoys today,” says founder Pierce Kavanagh.
“We’ve worked closely with the surf community in San Diego to select those who deserve special recognition for their contributions to the culture in regards of influence.”
Previous inductees read like a who’s-who of legends. People like Skip Frye, Michael Hynson and Larry Gordon are just a few who have previously been inducted into the San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame. Their reach of influence is known globally from the surfboard designs they created to surf their favorite waves right here in San Diego.
Join us for an evening under the stars on Mission Bay to welcome the 2023 class of inductees. This is an all-ages venue with alcohol for those over 21.
To purchase tickets please visit: https://sdsurffestival.com/june-7-2023/
THE SAN DIEGO SURF FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CELEBRATE AND UNITE SURF COMMUNITIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
April 8, 2019
San Diego, CA
For immediate release-
Over a dozen of the finest international surf films vie for top honors with eager filmmakers and film stars descending upon San Diego Thursday, May 9th to Saturday, May 11th for the much anticipated annual San Diego Surf Film Festival. The festival which was started as a grassroots campaign to celebrate surf filmmaking and our local surf community has elevated itself to one of the most prestigious surf film festivals in the world with surfing royalty showing up every year. You never know who you will be sitting next to you…Tom Curren, Taylor Steele, Paige Alms, Skip Frye, Jen Smith, Shaun Tomson, Tiare Thompson or the next World Champion.
“Now in our eighth year, the amazing films and the riveting Q&As with the directors and stars will always be the backbone of the festival as they provide insightful access into surf cultures not necessarily our own,” states SDSFF founder and director Pierce Michael Kavanagh, “but this year we pull out all the stops to give attendees a complete surf culture experience surrounding these great films. We interweave film, art, interviews, music, surfing, cuisine and community in the most thoughtful ways.”
Highlights of the San Diego Surf Film Festival 2019 include an Opening Night at the Belly Up Tavern featuring films. live art, silent auction and live music from Chris Cote, The Montalban Quintet and The Voices. An incredible Farm to Table seven-course, organic dinner at Cyclops Farms in Oceanside with a Special Slideshow Presentation from world-renown surf photographer Grant Ellis prior to a set of films viewed under the stars. A photo exhibit from Oriana Poindexter featuring Treasures from the Scripps Collection. In addition, Featured Artist Fay Wyles assembled a team of incredible artists to create live art at all the major SDSFF events this year in what has become one of the most sought after aspects of the festival.
Congratulations filmmakers, we are honored to announce our San Diego Surf Film Festival 2019 Official Selection:
AUSTIN HIGGINS: UPLIFT – Marcus Macfarlane
BODYSURFIN’ THE MOVIE II – Dan Bennington
BONZER(S) – João Sousa
DOLPHIN BOARD OF AWESOME – SeaLevel TV
THE EXPLORATION: AN ODE TO SURFING AND VAN LIFE – Christoph Zingelmann
INSTANT SURF – Adam Bell
LAS SHAPERS – Camila Saldarriaga
PADDLING FOR HAPPINESS – Michael Durban
PAIGE – Bjarne Salen
PRIMARY DISTRACTION – Swanson Studio
SHE IS THE OCEAN – Inna Blokhina
TIMELESS AREAS – SeaLevel TV
VOYAGER – Victor Rodrigues
WHERE THE DESERT MEETS THE OCEAN – Véna Píša
WHITE RHINO – Brent Storm
For more information on our schedule, VIP Passes and SDSFF 2019 Tickets visit https://sdsurffestival.com
San Diego, Ca
With the return of the 7th Annual San Diego Surf Film Festival one can only ask themselves what new could possibly be done by a hometown festival which brings together some of the most renown names in surf filmmaking let alone the surf world year after year.
“Simple, bring them all together at once,” offers SDSFF founder Pierce Kavanagh with a smile. “Last year we presented Skip Frye with the Spirit of the SDSFF Lifetime Tribute Award which had a ripple effect far greater than originally imagined. It was such an incredible and heartfelt evening that we knew we had to continue. We recruited Skip and a select panel to compile a list of the 100 Most Influential Surfers to call San Diego home. For 2018, with the guidance and approval of the legends we are excited to announce we are turning that list into the San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, film submissions or festival details please visit:
or contact Pierce Michael Kavanagh
Cura Caos Radio – May 7, 2017
San Diego City Beat – May 1, 2017
The Ocean Magazine – April/May 2017
La Jolla Village News – May 9, 2017
Yew Online – April 25, 2017