The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival, presented by VANS, hosts a lineup of 15 events – with the screening of more than 30 surf and ocean films and blockbuster documentaries – that take place at 10 venues around Cape Town and False Bay. 2019 sees more emphasis on conservation awareness, ocean activism and community upliftment.
To underscore the increasingly urgent mandate to save our oceans, Wavescape works with partners to host beach clean-ups, an ocean filmmaker’s master class, oceanic panel discussions and talks, themed conservation evenings and film screenings.
The Wavescape Festival was born of a love of surfing and surf culture, and the simple idea of sharing these good feelings with an audience. Ten years on, they present a range of film, music and art events in South Africa and Reunion, all with the aim of having fun, building community and promoting conservation. Sponsors for the festival include the likes of the Save Our Seas Foundation, Jack Black Beer and Billabong.