August 25, 2017

September Ocean Night – September Sessions and Smog of The Sea

Join us for Ocean Night, September edition! 

Doors 6:30pm Films 7pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

September Sessions: By September of 1999, Slater was eager to escape and find perfect waves where he could push his surfing to new levels without the restrictions of competition. So he took off to Sumatra, Indonesia, along with some friends, to fulfill that long awaited dream. Knowing full well something extraordinary could happen on a mission of this sort, Kelly asked Jack to come along, and Johnson brought the same 25-year old camera he’d used during the filming of Thicker Than Water, which had just been released. New levels of strength of purity were reached as Slater and friends pushed their surfing to limits that have yet to be matched.

The Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist Marcus Eriksen invited onboard an unusual crew to help him study the sea: renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham become citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.

August 5, 2017

August Ocean Night – Dulce and The Weekend Sailor

FRIDAY August 11th
Arcata Theater Lounge
Doors 6:30pm Films 7pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

Dulce: A short documentary surf film that takes a fresh look at Pavones – both the wave that made it famous and other nearby gems. Spanning six months of swell, the film explores the beautiful, crusty, pure, and at times quirky lives of surfers reveling in Nature at the end of the road, and how those lifestyles may now be subject to change in the face of development.Featuring the surfing, music, and thoughts from a cast of locals, international transplants and travelers – Dulce is a no-budget treat that reminds us how deeply we owe the Ocean and where to go from here.

The Weekend Sailor: In 1973, with almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly round the world regatta winning the overall prize.

June 29, 2017

July Ocean Night – Know Your Fishermen!

This Ocean Night you will have the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the men and women of California who harvest the seafood we eat. At 7:00 pm we will host a screening of the documentary OF THE SEA which “tells the story of five California fishermen and shows how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability.”
After the film we will host a panel discussion with several local fishermen and oyster growers from the Humboldt Bay region. Fishermen will discuss the unique joys and challenges of fishing in Humboldt Bay and will discuss how we as a community can support the production of local, sustainable seafood.

Doors 6:30pm
Film 7pm
Pannel Discussion starts around 8:15pm
$3 Suggested Donation
All Ages!

June 2, 2017

June 8th Ocean Night – Trinidad School and Castles in the Sky

Doors 6:30pm Films 7pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

This month we are pleased to feature films and presentations by Trinidad School students and teachers and an all time favorite surf flim, Castles In The Sky!

Trinidad School at Ocean Night
Trinidad School students immerse themselves in the water world. Students embark on a journey through a marine habitat every year in May through a whole school immersion program called M.AR.E. Marine Activities, Resource Education is an inquiry- based science program developed by Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

During the month of May- otherwise known as Ocean Month, students learn about their class’ ocean habitat, doing inquiry- based projects and activities, and exploring on field trips. Presentations at Ocean Night will include some of Trinidad kids’ projects such as, the Salmon Trash Art project to raise awareness about the Klamath’s salmon, a citizen science project with HSU’s marine lab to monitor sea star wasting disease, a student film about Trinidad’s CCNM and we’ll also honor our surf club groms!
Castles In The Sky:
Filmed in five countries over three years, the documentary delves into the heart of the locations while the surfers travel through them with a sense of open-minded awe. With never-before seen waves and some of the best surfers in the world contributing their art, passion and athleticism, this is as close to the experience of pioneering new coastlines as you can get without getting on a plane.

May 10, 2017

Update on Dredging! EPA Says NO to Beach Dumping!

As you might have heard, or seen, or experienced in person, Humboldt Bay needs to be dredged and as soon as possible. To be clear, we DO support this maintenance dredging and agree that it is an undeniably urgent matter.

What to do with the spoils has raised a lot of controversy in the past and in recent months because the City of Eureka and Humboldt Bay Harbor District – who are jointly responsible for dredging the bay – have been pushing to dump the dredge spoils on the Samoa Peninsula as they have done in years past despite protests from the public and warnings from the agencies charged with permitting this project.

The previous maintenance dredging was completed in 2007, at which time the Coastal Commission and EPA warned the City and District they would not approve beach disposal again.

So when they proposed dumping the spoils on Samoa Beach again a few months ago, this raised our concern because it would not only impede public access, and impact beach use, but we knew the Coastal Commission, EPA and other agencies were likely to deny the project, thereby delaying the badly needed dredging.

We were right. On May 3rd, in a conference call with staff from the Harbor District and the City, officials with the Environmental Protection Agency gave a clear “no way” to the beach disposal plan per their longstanding policies on ocean dumping. Proposing the beach disposal as the “best” option has not only delayed this process, but unfairly pit constituents against each other. Many of our members/you are also fishermen/women.

It is sad and frustrating to hear people say they are torn about “which side to pick” regarding this issue.There shouldn’t be a side. We all are working towards the same goal of a clean, accessible bay.

Now that beach disposal is officially off the table, there are still a number of other potential options for what to do with the dredge spoils. Moving forward, we would like to see the Harbor District and City work closely with the permitting agencies to identify the best immediate solution as well as long-term options, and then do meaningful public outreach around those options, bringing our community together so that our bay once again can be home to working harbors, as well as be a place for serious recreational opportunities that everyone can enjoy.

More info:

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April 26, 2017

Public Meeting- Humboldt Bay Maintenance Dredge Disposal Options

Dredging of Humboldt Bay has become an undeniably urgent matter, and Samoa Beach has been proposed as the “best” disposal option. We support dredging the marinas and agree that it is urgent, but dumping on one of our most popular beaches would impact public access, create visual blight, and is not a long-term solution.

Attend this public meeting to support alternative options to dumping on Samoa Beach. Contact us for more information.

April 26, 2017

May 4th Ocean Night – Our Local Epic and The Present













Arcata Theater Lounge

Doors 6:30 Films 7:00
All ages

$3 Suggested Donation

Our Local Epic:
Flowing through one of North America’s deepest canyons, filled with dangerous whitewater, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone’s sheer granite walls are a perfect place for a massive dam. Follow the story of this amazing river from the flight of the Nez Perce to the adventures of modern day explorers, as kayaking led to conservation and the Clarks Fork was saved from damnation as Wyoming’s first Wild & Scenic River.
Starring Yvon Chouinard, Lamar Empey, Rob Lesser, Mick Hopkinson, and Aaron Pruzan.

The Present:
The 3rd and newest film from the acclaimed surf movie director/artist Thomas Campbell, director of “The Seedling and Sprout”. The Present is yet another look in to a wide ranging possibilities of accessing the surfing experience,with a multi cultural,diverse surf craft and wide range of surfers.

FEATURING SURFING by Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Chelsea Hedges, Kassia Meador, Harrison Roach, Dan Malloy, Devon Howard, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Jacob Stuth, Sofia Mulanovich, Chris Del Moro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost, and Rob Machado among others

March 31, 2017

April Ocean Night! Reef Check, MSSA, I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night

SATURDAY April 8th

Doors 6:30pm Presentations and Films 7:00pm
All Ages
$3 Suggested Donation

This month we will be featuring presentations by Reef Check and the Marine Science Student Association.

Anna Newman, Reef Check North Coast Regional Manager, will be discussing citizen science, sub-tidal monitoring along the North Coast, and Reef Check’s new Abalone specific program in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy.

The Marine Science Student Association will be talking about who they are, and how they hope to make more collaboration between students/faculty and interdisciplinary fields of marine science by putting on events and fostering communication.

I HAD TOO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT- IDeus ex Machina in collaboration with Raen are super stoked to present the latest occular extraviganza.
To give you the good oil, the movie follows the simplistic travels of two surfers, meeting friends along the way, on an open ended journey across an archipelago littered with islands and breaks. Connected by ribbons of tarmac and separated by deep ocean valleys these islands have been here for millennia and will continue to do so for millennia to come. An veritable eden for waves of every nature, from long reeling glassy points breaks to sketchy urchin infested waves in the middle of nowhere.

February 27, 2017

This month Surfrider Humboldt is partnering with Save the Waves, by having Ocean Night be part of their film festival tour!

We will be screening “The More Things Change” as our feature film, and a number of shorts from their film festival tour.

The More Things Change – Gerry Lopez’s Uluwatu Talk Story
Gerry Lopez first surfed Uluwatu in 1974. The fabled Balinese wave was pristine, magical, and empty. Gerry returned to Uluwatu 40 years later to find it bustling, developed, and a different scene. After a week of surfing and yoga, however,
Gerry tapped into a spirit of place that will endure.

Save the Waves is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coastal resources through a unique combination of protected areas, economics and direct action.

“Save The Waves Film Festival is an international film tour and fundraiser in November of each year – a benefit for Save The Waves’ environmental programs and campaigns. Movies alone can’t change the world – but the people who watch them can. Save The Waves documentary films and the Film Festival educate and inspire audiences to protect the coastline. Our interest is not to make films promoting nor glorifying activism, but rather film as activism.”

February 7, 2017

Surfrider Humboldt Pints for Non-Profits at Redwood Curtain!

Wednesday February 8th
3pm -12am
Drink local brews and support our coast and ocean!
$1 from every pint and goblet sold will be donated to Surfrider Humboldt.
Enjoy music by local band “Thursday Night Bluegrass.” They will be playing their high energy combination of classic bluegrass, original songs, and pop covers.”
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