Now in its fourth year, the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is a showcase for the best new surf films from around the world. This year, the two-day fest features films about surfers from age 5 to 75 riding longboards, shortboards, finless boards, big waves and more. Festival highlights include One Shot, a documentary about surf photography, The Endless Winter II: Surfing Europe, Positive Vibration, about a surfboard drive to get boards to Jamaica, and The Church of the Open Sky, a feature-length release from award-winning Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield.
INFO: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $16-$50. 423-8209. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the festival.