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.

Ocean Night: ‘Trashed’ and ‘Polyester’ this Thursday at ATL

Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present Ocean Night, featuring Trashed and Polyester on Thursday, April 4, at the Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St., Arcata.

Doors opens at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m., cost is $3 donation, free for Ocean Conservancy, Surfrider and Baykeeper members.

If you think waste is someone else’s problem, think again. Humboldt Waste Management Authority and Zero-Waste Humboldt co-sponsor this week’s screening.


Trashed is a 2012 documentary produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady selected to receive a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Narrator Jeremy Irons stands on a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon. Above him towers a mountain of rubbish-a pullulating eyesore of medical waste, household trash, toxic fluids and dead animals-the result of thirty years of consumption by just one small city out of how many in the world? As the day’s new consignments are tipped on top, debris tumbles off the side and into the blue of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by a vast reach of plastic bottles, a forlorn Jeremy Irons stares at the horizon. “Appalling,” he mutters. Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Brady’s narrative is vividly propelled by an original score created by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis.

Polyester is when true visual expression meets the artistry of surfing. The film features the surfing life of California’s Al Knost.Polyester is independent filmmaker Jack Coleman’s first feature length surf film, running time is 35 minutes. The film is a completely independent production, with no branding. Shot, edited, and produced entirely by Jack Coleman. A surf film captured all ‘in camera’ with no digital imagery or after effects. Polyester took one-year to complete. Featured locations in project were Mainland Mexico, Central Baja, and a lot of the famous Southern California surf spots that Alex frequently visits.  

TONIGHT: Ocean Night! Birth of an Ocean, Surfing for Life

TONIGHTOcean ConservancyHumboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present “Birth of an Ocean” and “Surfing for Life” as part of our ongoing Ocean Night series at the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

Birth of an Ocean 
More than four billion years ago, the most important event in Earth’s history took place – the ocean was born. It completely transformed the planet, creating a watery oasis that gave rise to the air we breathe, our climate, and a stunning array of life, including the critical species that first crawled out of the sea to inhabit land. The ocean is what transformed Earth into the livable, blue planet it is today. Learn how we are just beginning to understand the complexity of the ocean and the immense influence it has on the planet and our own survival.

Surfing for Life
A vibrant and award-winning one-hour documentary about inspiring well-spent lives, offers a totally fresh look at successful aging. Narrated by Beau Bridges, it profiles ten legendary surfers who model healthy aging by staying active and engaged into their 7th, 8th and 9th decades. Through interviews, contemporary day-in-the-life footage, and a wealth of rare archival material, the film provides an eloquent and powerful antidote to the negative images of aging presented in America’s youth-obsessed culture.

Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Films: 7 p.m.
Raffle to follow
$3 donation

Hope to see you there!

Ocean Night: Michael Kew, surf flicks, silent auction, raffle, fundraising for shark bite victim

In addition to our usual Ocean Night goodness and more, we’re raising funds for today’s shark bite victim. As of posting this, the T-S is reporting he’s in “fair condition.” Story here.

So we’ll have a raffle that includes a brand new 4/3 wetsuit, and local artwork and two locally shaped boards will be auctioned off during the event. Want to donate, but can’t make it? Email humboldt@surfrider.org.

Here’s the rest of the scoop:

Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Surfrider and Humboldt Baykeeper present Ocean Night at Arcata Theatre Lounge, Thursday, Nov. 1 featuring Humboldt State University alumni Michael Kew. Kew brings two films – Triptych and Guacamole – plus shares excerpts from his new book, Crossings. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. Ocean Night is all ages. A $3 donation is requested at the door.

Ocean Night, tonight! With Otter 501 and surf flicks!

Ocean Night! This Thursday! It’s a BIG DEAL!

Hello, ocean lovers!

Below is the info for June’s Ocean Night event, which is special for a number of reasons, specifically:

1. We’re celebrating the completion of the Marine Life Protection Act along California’s coast.
2. We’re showing Disney’s Oceans movie!
3. We’re raffling a surfboard and a painting (both locally crafted) to benefit the family of Heather Bonser-Bishop.


So join Humboldt Baykeeper, Ocean Conservancy and Humboldt Surfrider in celebrating the adoption of California’s newest ocean parks at Ocean Night, Thursday, June 7 at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. The all-ages event includes a rare and beautiful look below the sea with Disney’s Oceans movie, plus Grey Whale Sessions, the story of four artists-surfers traveling through Baja.

In addition to the usual raffle, this Ocean Night features a surfboard shaped by Flying Fish’s Mark McClenden and an original Matt Beard painting, the proceeds of which will benefit the family of Heather Bonser-Bishop, a 39-year-old mother, nonprofit consultant and active community member in Trinidad, who drowned April 28 while paddle boarding with her husband and two daughters on the Chetco River.

Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance at the Neighborhood Board Shop, 685 11th St., Arcata, and Flying Fish Surfboards, 2006 Fourth St., Eureka, as well as during Ocean Night.

A donation of $3 is requested at the door. Films start at 7 p.m.

See you there!