August Ocean Night!

featuring “Bag It”, “Shelter”, and The Absynth Quintet

Bag Monster at the Arcata Farmers Market

Thursday, August 5th
Arcata Theater Lounge
doors 6:30 pm
movies 7:00 pm
music ~9:30 pm

Join Surfrider Humboldt at the Arcata Theater Lounge to Rise Above Plastics and boogie on down to The Absynth Quintet at our August 5 Ocean Night!

August Ocean Night takes place Thursday, Aug. 5 and consists of the films Bag It (“Is Your Life Too Plastic?”) and Shelter, from The Moonstone Conspiracy, plus a video from Team Marine and some rare underwater freediving footage from locals Andrew Weltz and Kirby Morejohn. In addition, the Bag Monster will make a special appearance.

Ocean Night is sponsored by Humboldt Surfrider, Humboldt Baykeeper and Ocean Conservancy. It’s all ages and with $3-$10 donation asked to help keep the Ocean Nights going! (The groups are also seeking business sponsorships – interested business owners should e-mail

For more information, e-mail Humboldt Surfrider or or see


“Bag It” ~ Is Your Life Too Plastic?
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment,
marine life and human health?
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey
in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags.


Shelter: a Moonshine Experiment

The Moonshine conspiracy crew flirts with the foundations of surfing soul in this unique movie. “The whole thing feels like more of a movement than a surf film. We spent two months in the old farmhouse just living and surfing and making music. People like Nat Young, George Greenough, Jim Banks and Ben Harper all passed through to share with our crew. To succeed with this film all we really hope to do is capture the feeling of what went on down there and to do justice to what everyone contributed” said the authors: Taylor Steele and Chris Malloy with a hand from Emmett Malloy and Jack Johnson. Shelter is ta achievement of the trilogy started with Thicker than Water and September Sessions. Probably one of the best surf movies ever made, not only because of a polished aesthetic touch, but for of the good vibes and spirit it is transmitting. RIDERS: Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Joel Tudor, Mick Fanning, Dean Morrison, Jack Johnson, The Malloys, Kelly Slater, Conan Hayes, Nathan Webster, Nat Young, Hans Hagen, Joe Curren, Mike Todd, Pascal Stansfeild, Brad Gerlach, Shane Dorian