Meet Your Local Shapers Tonight at Ocean Night!


Fitting for the holiday season, this month’s Ocean Night addresses the “The Story of Stuff” and “The Story of Solutions” – and then moves on to the the stories of your local shapers.

On hand will be Flying Fish’s Marc McClendon, Woodfoot’s Lucas Thornton, Sean Stanley and Pete Hudson.
We’ll top things off with a showing of BoardRoom – Legends of Surfboard Shaping.

Celebrate the art of making boards, support the cool people that make them and get inspired to get local if you’re not already!

Arcata Theatre Lounge
Doors at 6:30 p.m., films at 7 p.m.
$3 donation
all ages

Brought to you by the Northcoast Environmental Center, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper.

Ocean Night, Thursday, Sept. 4: Watermark

The simple name downplays the splendor that is Watermark.

Without water we are nothing, the traveller thought. Even an emperor, denied water, would swiftly turn to dust.
 Water is the real monarch, and we are all its slaves.”
— Salman Rushdie

Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life?

WATERMARK is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.

We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time.

WATERMARK is directed by multiple award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, and is the third part of Burtynsky’s Water project, which includes a book Burtynsky: Water and a major photographic exhibition. Filmed and produced by Nicholas de Pencier and three years in the making, it is a logical extension of the trio’s previous collaboration,Manufactured Landscapes. In WATERMARK, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.

Thursday, Sept. 4
Doors 6:30 p.m., Films 7 p.m.
$3 donation

Ocean Night, Thursday, Aug. 7: What the Sea Gives Me (feat Matt Beard) and Angel Azul

Join the Northcoast Environmental Center, Surfrider Humboldt and Humboldt Baykeeper for Ocean Night, Thursday, Aug. 7. This month, two amazing films!



Doors at 6:30 p.m., films at 7 p.m.

$3 donation, raffle!

Ocean Night: DamNation! and more

DamNation – Trailer from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Join us for a special Ocean Night featuring DamNation and a selection of short films at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

More details here.

Saturday, March 8th is Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge featuring A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) & Exploring Humboldt.

Saturday, March 14th is Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge featuring A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011) & Exploring Humboldt.

Master surf film maker Jack McCoy ventures into a new realm with his latest breakout feature, A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE. This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world. In eleven interwoven chapters, today’s leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture. This is a big picture of a memorable story, beautifully told. It is a film about feeling good to be alive…and it will make you feel good.

Exploring Humboldt is a pilot episode produced by KEET Eureka and directed by Humboldt State University Alumni Acey Aseltine. Our hope for this project is to continue to produce new stories with the help and support of our local community. The program features segments on the Arcata Marsh, Trinidad bay, and the Lost Coast.

10 Ways You Can Support Humboldt Surfrider

1. Join. Every membership results in a kickback of funds to the local chapter — and also provides more political power when we need it. 
2. Attend a beach or highway clean-up!
3. Come to Ocean Night and make a donation/buy raffle tickets (next Ocean Night isThursday, July 11).
4. Donate prizes to the Ocean Night raffle.
5. Volunteer to table at an event! Fun times, plus you get to talk to people about the importance of the local beaches.
6. Buy an awesome Surfrider hoodie or T-shirt! Available at your local surf shops or via
7. Donate cash, straight up.
8. Get involved with our anti-dumping campaign, Dunes Not Dump!, which addresses illegal dumping on the Samoa peninsula.
9. Purchase/donate a tablet, chairs and table, banner printing or other fundraising supplies to the chapter.
10. Go public! Show up at a meeting, comment on local news, show the world that people in Humboldt care about what’s healthy for the beaches, ocean and waves on our beautiful coast!

Want to really dive in? Consider running for a position on our Executive Committee! Elections coming at the end of the year.

Thanks for all the support!

2013 logo unveiled!

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Bobby Wright joins Matt O’BrienMatt Beard and Shawn Griggs in designing Humboldt Surfrider’s logo. (Disclaimer: The artist is also the husband of chapter chairperson Jen Savage.)

T-shirts and hoodies for women and men available now! Email for more info or check your local surf shop.


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