The newly named Highline Festival of Surfing is set for Sept. 5-7 at the Sweetwater, giving surfers and those that love the surfing culture a chance to celebrate the surfing lifestyle through film, music and art. The lineup will include 20 films, including multiple world premieres, three incredible evening concerts, surf photography and art exhibits with film directors, professional surfers, artists, photographers and world-renowned musicians on hand.
The festival was started in 2012 by Mill Valley resident Ari Lurie, a San Francisco native who is the founder of Eastern Horizons, a nonprofit after-school tutoring program for at-risk Marin City children. It has grown with the sponsorship help of local businesses like Proof Lab and Equator Coffee & Teas.
In its first two years, the festival featured films from great surfing storytellers like Taylor Steele, Chris Malloy and Garrett McNamara with musical performances from the Mermen, Mason Jennings and Rogue Wave.
"The Highline Festival of Surfing celebrates surfing through various mediums," Lurie said. "This event is growing into a beacon of what's happening in surf culture, and we see its momentum continuing to reach the surf community across the country in the near future."
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