Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival- Support CEPIA

Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival- Support CEPIA

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Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival- Support CEPIA.  Enjoy Surf & Turf … and More Surf.  Along standing charitable event in Tamarindo will be packed with more action than ever this year during the mid-March weekend when it normally attracts thousands of fun seekers. The Robert August Surf & Turf golf tournament and surf competition, supporting CEPIA, is adding the 1st Annual Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival to the lineup of activities taking place March 15-17, 2019. All event proceeds benefit CEPIA, a non-profit organization that offers educational activities, sports, culture and health services to hundreds of underprivileged children and adolescents in the Guanacaste area.

The Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival is hosted by Tamarindo resident and life-time surfer, Jerry Hirsch. “Our mission is to energize the multicultural surf community in Costa Rica through the magic of cinema,” states the press release, “and to celebrate the artists and filmmakers who take us there.”

The weekend highlights include a golf tournament on Friday, March 15 at Hacienda Pinilla, a surf competition Saturday on Tamarindo beach hosted by Cheboards and SunBum, and screenings of short and feature surf films at Multicines Tamarindo Friday and Saturday night at 6 p.m. It all culminates Sunday with a free screening of a children’s movie for the families benefiting from CEPIA services. There is something for everyone to enjoy and give back to the community.


  • Golf: $160. Includes golf cart, golf fee, lunch and  goodie bag.


  • Surf:  Four men team comp. Each team will get one set of Cheboards ( 9’ – 8’ – 7’ – 6’ ) available to surf the 15-mi.  heat. $50/team or $13/individual


  • Registration price for the overall contest is $250. This includes VIP goodie bag, golf and surf tournament registration and entrance to the Film Festival both nights.

More info: Kristina at or (506) 8447-6900.

At this can’t-miss inaugural event, CEPIA is thrilled to be screening some of the most interesting and creative surf films released in the past year:

Cult of Freedom: The Taj Part by Joe G.

Aloha, Brother by Sam Sykes

The Forgotten Archipelago by Ben Weiland

No. 4 by Matt Payne, Octopus

Jungle by Morgan Maassen

Momentum Generation by Mike and Jeff Zimbalist *

Brainwork: Adam Replogle by Kyle Buthman

Naussica by Luca Merli

Trouble, The Lisa Andersen Story by Chas Smith

Cult of Freedom: The New Zealand Part by Joe G.

TAN by Alena Ehrenbold

White Rhino by Brent Storm

* The screening of Momentum Generation will be followed by a Q&A with internationally acclaimed, award winning film director Jeff Zimbalist, making a special guest appearance in Tamarindo!


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