The SDSFF 2016 will highlight over 40 international films, dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, intimate Q&As, filmmaker panel and workshops, an amazing surf art gallery, surf legends and shaping demos, beach clean-ups and expression sessions, incredible live music, serendipitous live art, book-signings, rad folks and raging after-parties and an invitational winner take all Wompfest.
We welcome surf enthusiasts and filmmakers from around the world to come celebrate the art of surf cinema in the heart of beautiful San Diego.
The SDSFF SESSION 1 May 18-24th is more geared towards the 21+ crowd as we have beer tastings and brewery visits, etc.
SDSFF SESSION 2 May 22-28th is more geared towards the entire family leaning towards wholesome entertainment.

Director’s Notes:
Welcome to the 5TH Annual SDSFF!
What a crazy ride this has been and we want to thank you all for the support.
Over the past five years, we put our heads down and when we looked up, we became one of the largestĀ  and most respected surf film festivals in the world.
So to celebrate, we are ripping off the roof for 2016 and have devised our most ambitious schedule yet.
11 full days of SDSFF.
Why?…because San Diego deserves it.
In fact, this year’s theme is “CELEBRATE SAN DIEGO” and we have arranged a lot of wonderful activities that highlight everything we love about our beautiful hometown.
So come on out and have a great time.
It will be good to see you all there.
- Pierce Michael Kavanagh


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Pierce Michael Kavanagh – SDSFF Co-Director
Petra Kavanagh – SDSFF Co-Director
Damian X Fulton – SDSFF 2016 Featured Artist
Val Reynolds – Audio/Visual Legend “YEAR OF VAL”
Matt Beard – Safety Net
Interns and Volunteers