Over the past decade, the Save The Waves Film Festival has screened some of the most beautiful and inspiring environmental surf films, focusing on surf adventure, ocean conservation, activism, plastic pollution, women’s empowerment, climate change and so much more.

STWFF has featured filmmakers from over a dozen countries – from first-time filmmakers with a passion for storytelling, to legendary auteurs in the field such as Taylor Steele, Chris Malloy, Morgan Maassen, Rodrigo Farias Moreno, Nathan Myers, Patrick Trefz, Sachi Cunningham, Chris Burkard and many others.


Founded in 2008 with a single screening at the historic Victoria Theatre, the Save The Waves Film Festival was established as a platform to educate and inspire audiences to protect our coastlines and the oceanic environment.

Since it’s humble community-minded beginnings, the STWFF has grown steadily from what was a bi-coastal US tour to become the only internationally-touring environmental surf film festival in the world, which now spans five continents.  Although growth is a great metric for success, staying connected with and supporting the locals in every community we visit is what matters most to the Save The Waves team.


Interested in bringing the Save The Waves Film Festival to your community?  We have created a licensing program to support like-minded environmental and educational clubs and organizations.  Current partners include Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, Project Clean Uluwatu, and the Portuguese Surf and Flagstaff Mountain Film Festivals.

Please fill out the below form to begin the partnership licensee process!

Be sure to view / download our Terms & Conditions for becoming a Licensee Host of Save The Waves Film Festival and check the last box of the form before submitting.

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