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Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival Returns in 2024: Celebrating Surf Culture,  Conservation, and Community 

The Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival is set to make waves once again in 2024, inviting surf enthusiasts and culture aficionados to experience the magic of Costa Rica’s blue zone, where pristine beaches meet the perfect waves.  This annual event, taking place March 15th and March 16th, 2024 at TRIO Tamarindo, promises a unique blend of surf cinema, cultural exploration, and community engagement, all in the spirit of giving back. 

The festival is graciously sponsored by Las Catalinas, receiving invaluable financial support from esteemed partners including Las Ventanas de Playa Grande, Christie’s Real Estate  Costa Rica, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp, Beachman Bikes and Studio Alto.  

Joining this distinguished group of sponsors are other key contributors: Cheboards, Grande  Real Estate, Ripjack Inn, Access ACCESS Golf, Martin & Alejandra Salerno, La Oveja Surf House, Channel Islands, Frijoles Locos, ONDA Playa Grande, Grafika, and IMC.  Their generous support fuels the vibrant celebration of surf culture, conservation, and community at the Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival. 

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD 

Our festival stands out for its unique approach to awards, putting the power of recognition in the hands of the audience. The coveted Best Film Award is exclusively decided by the choice of our festival attendees. This democratic, audience-centered approach adds a special touch to the Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival. 

EXCLUSIVE RAFFLE! 

We continue the festival tradition with our highly anticipated raffle, offering a unique selection of sports and luxury items, adventurous experiences and exquisite home and fashion products.  After each feature film, excitement grows with the opportunity to win exceptional prizes, such as customized surfboards from CHEBOARDS ($1200 each), a vintage electric bike from BEACHMAN Bikes ($6000) and an unforgettable trip on one of the most luxurious Catamaran  PLAYGROUNDS ($2500). Join us for another round of thrilling moments at the festival.  You can purchase extra raffle tickets during the event. Don’t miss out! 

SURFING IN PARADISE: TAMARINDO’S BLUE ZONE 

Nestled along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Tamarindo boasts some of the nation’s most stunning landscapes, including world-renowned beaches and waves that beckon surfers from across the globe. As one of Costa Rica’s famed blue zones, the region’s natural beauty and relaxed pace of life have captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

THE TAMARINDO INTERNATIONAL SURF FILM FESTIVAL: A CULTURAL GEM Beyond the glistening waves, the Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival stands as a cultural gem, illuminating the connection between surf culture and cinematic artistry. Now in its third edition, the festival has been a platform for national and international filmmakers and artists to share their passion for surfing, captivating audiences with compelling narratives, and stunning cinematography. 

SURFING FOR A CAUSE: CEPIA  

But what distinguishes this festival is the heartfelt dedication to making a difference.  The Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival is part of the non-profit organization CEPIA  (Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents). CEPIA is a Costa Rican nonprofit organization declared of public interest that has been transforming lives since 2005.  Committed to culture, education, mental and physical health, participation and social cohesion,  CEPIA empowers children, teenagers and their families in vulnerable conditions in the coastal communities of Guanacaste. The festival support allows CEPIA to sustain the mental health and sports projects benefiting 2,000 children. 

JOIN THE CELEBRATION 

The Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival 2024 invites everyone, surfers and non-surfers alike, to join this celebration of Surf culture, Art, and Community. With an exciting lineup of surf films, immersive cultural experiences, and the breathtaking backdrop of Tamarindo, this event promises memories that will last a lifetime. 

TICKETS SALE 

General admission Friday: 10,000 col. or $20 per night (incl. 1 raffle ticket) General admission Saturday: 10,000 col. or $20 per night (incl. 1 raffle ticket) VIP entry Friday: 36,000 col. or $70 (incl. dinner, welcome drink, gift bag) VIP entry Saturday: 36,000 col. or $70 (incl. dinner, welcome drink, gift bag) Weekend Pass: 19,000 col. or $37 (incl. 2 raffle tickets) 

Tickets will be on sale starting February 1st on the website: tamarindosurffilmfestival.org 

PROGRAMMING 

The film schedule will be available starting February 1st on the website  

tamarindosurffilmfestival.org. The event opens its doors at 5PM. Filming starts at 6PM. 

PRESS CONTACT 

Laetitia Deweer, Development Director and Founder of CEPIA 

Co-producer of the Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival 

laeti@cepiacostarica.org 

tel. +506 87128504

FOLLOW US 

Website: tamarindosurffilmfestival.org 

Instagram: @tamasurffilmfestival 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamasurffilmfestival 

ABOUT THE TAMARINDO INTERNATIONAL SURF FILM FESTIVAL 

The Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival is an annual celebration of surf culture and cinematic artistry. Established in 2019, the festival showcases contemporary surf documentaries, fosters cultural appreciation, and supports the non-profit organization CEPIA  Costa Rica. Every penny raised during the festival is donated to CEPIA, empowering 2000  children, adolescents, and families in Guanacaste. 

ABOUT CEPIA  

CEPIA (Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents) is a Costa Rican non-profit nationally accredited organization. Since its inception in 2005, CEPIA has been dedicated to promoting culture, education, mental and physical health, participation, and social cohesion for children, teenagers, and their families from underprivileged communities in  Guanacaste.

tamarindosurffilmfestival.org

Jerry Hirsch: Founder, Director and Co-Producer

Laetitia Deweer: Co-Producer and 

Founder CEPIA

 

Kevin Miller: Program Donator

Cristiano De Veroli: Artistic Director, Director of Photography

Nathalie Salazar: Event Production Coordinator and Logistics

Gabriela Valenzuela-Hirsch: Creative Director, Information Architect

Pablo Mesplede: Visual Design Collaborator

Barbara Cuevas Viquez: Creative Design Director, Web Master

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