Surfers from the Cape and beyond will gather to celebrate the waves and the water on October 21 and 22 at the 4th annual Orleans Surf Film Festival. Held at Hog Island Beer Co. in Orleans, the event brings together both casual and dedicated members of the surfing and board sports community to enjoy films, memorabilia and all things related to the water.
A statement from the Orleans Chamber of Commerce states the festival will be highlighted by a series of feature length and short films about the surfing culture. Award winning films are currently being sourced from around the country and titles will be announced soon.
In addition to movies, the event will feature a gallery of old and new surfboards, photos, newspaper clippings and iconic surfing memorabilia. Hog Island Beer Co. will be transformed into a pop-up surf gallery, showcasing treasured boards from private collections. Last year’s event drew more than 600 people, establishing itself as a unique gathering to share memories and authentic stories about the surfing community.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to win raffle prizes, including a surfboard by Lower Cape shaper Jason Feist of J7 Surfboards, and Shawn Vecchione of Vec Surfboards. Other prizes include an exclusive internship with Fisherman’s Daughter boutique, prize bags from Pump House Surf Shop and much more.
The family-friendly festival will also include locally made short films, and food and beverages. The festival is hosted by The Orleans Chamber Foundation.
“This is a celebration of our waters and the importance of the ocean and water sports to the Cape’s community,” said Noelle Pina, Executive Director of The Orleans Chamber Foundation. “You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy this event, you just need to have an appreciation for the sea!”
The Orleans Surf Film Festival takes place from 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM on Friday October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Tickets are $15 per adult or $20 for a two-night pass. One-night passes for kids and teens 17 and under are $5. Advance tickets can be purchased at orleansurffilmfest.com. Proceeds from the festival will benefit The Orleans Chamber Foundation. Since 1997, the Foundation has distributed more than $162,000 in scholarship money to students at Nauset Regional High School.