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ART: Loose Connections 2

Fri Dec 4 - Opening Night
Dec 4 to Jan 8 - exhibit

at Pkirkeby, San Francisco

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Surfrider Santa Cruz's Year-End Bash
Tues Dec 8
Hula's Island Grill, Santa Cruz
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FILM: Dear & Yonder
Sat Dec 5
at Paradise Surf, Santa Cruz
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Nava Young Booksigning at Wet Wednesday

Wed Dec 9
at Riptide Cocktails, San Fran

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Ola Chica Holiday Sale
Sun Dec 6
at Ola Chica, Santa Cruz

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FILM: Dear & Yonder
Thu Dec 10
at Red Vic, San Francisco
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Nava Young, Surf Food Book Release + Live Music

Tue Dec 8
at Paradise Surf, Santa Cruz

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Aqua Surf's Holiday Bash + Nava Young, Jazz Trio

Fri Dec 11
at Aqua, San Francisco

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 SWELL EVENTS CALENDAR
Art Show
Dec 4 - Fri Opening
Dec 4 - Jan 8 exhibit
Aqua presents "Loose Connections II" | San Francisco
 
   
when: Fri Dec 4 Opening Night | 7pm-11 pm
where:
Pkirkeby Fine Art,  128 Texas St (btw 17t & Mariposa), San Francisco
tel: 415-863-3060
more: aquasurfshop.com
 

 

Aqua Surf Shop presents "Loose Connections II" at Potrero Hill's Pkirkeby space.  The tasty Taco Truck is back for its Dec 4 opening night for your Mexican food urges, and the Noe Valley Track Team supplies the grooves.  This special exhibition features the work of eleven Bay Area photographers united by their art, their friends, and their deep connection to Ocean Beach.  Don't miss a fantastic night of art from Rob Brodman, Scott Eggers, Paul Ferraris, Art Gimbel, Mark Gordon, Dickson A. Keyser, Jake Johnson, Matt Proehl, Adam Warmington, Sachi Cunningham, and Elizabeth Pepin.  See through the eyes and lenses of these artists-surfers as they pursue a life of wave riding in an urban setting surrounded by natural beauty.

25% of all sales from the exhibit will benefit San Francisco Baykeeper.  The exhibit runs Dec 4 - Jan 8.

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surf film
Dec 5 - Sat FILM:  Dear & Yonder with filmmaker Tiffany Campbell | Santa Cruz
 

 

   
when: Sat Dec 5 | 6pm reception; 8pm screening + Q&A
where: Paradise Surfshop at 3961 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
tix: $10 -- supports remaining film production costs  
more: Dear & Yonder | Paradise Events
 

 

If you missed Dear & Yonder this past summer, catch Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler's fine documentary at Paradise.  It's a well-done, conscious film that highlights women's contributions to  ocean culture.   The 6pm reception features live music by The Mumlers.  Campbell introduces the film at 8pm, and hosts a Q&A afterwards.  (Campbell's photos from the filming are also on display at Paradise this month). 
 

The film features Santa Cruz surfer Ashley Lloyd, who shapes with soy-based Biofoam blanks and San Francisco bodysurfer Judith Sheridan, known for swimming in triple-overhead Ocean Beach waves and formidable Mavericks. Other personalities include Liz Clark who is singlehandedly sailing around the world in search of waves and top women surf pros like Kassia Meador, Stephanie Gilmore, Sofia Mulanovich, Coco Ho and more.  Rounding out the film is a segment on top skateboarders  All in all, the film conveys a good sense of place and history, and encourages sustainable practices

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surf swap meet
Dec 5 - sat Santa Cruz Swap Meet at Hotline | Santa Cruz


 
   
when: sat dec 5, 8:30am - 12pm
where: Hotline Wetsuits Showroom Parking Lot at 719 Swift St (at Ingalls)
tix: 831-425-5924 | info@hotlineonline.com
more: Hotline | event page
   

Hotline's Santa Cruz Surf Swap Meet takes place on the 1ST Saturday of every month, at the same place and same time. Buy, Sell, Trade all sorts of gear, from SURFING, KITEBOARDING, KAYAKING, SUP, WAKEBOARD, PADDLEBOARDS & MORE.  Shop for deals and to bring your unwanted boards, wetsuits (no matter the brand), and all other water gear.  Free admission & no charge for sellers.  Next  swap is Dec 5, 2009.

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surfrider cleanup
Dec 5 - Sat Surfrider Santa Cruz's Beach Cleanup | Santa Cruz
 
 

 

   
when: Sat Dec 5 | 11am-11pm
where: Seacliff Beach, Santa Cruz
tel: 831-476-7667 Surfrider
more: Surfrider SC | Register for cleanup here
 

 

Bring your sturdy shoes, water, sunblock (or rain gear). Every first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. we walk a different local beach and clean-up trash. Anyone of any age is welcome and invited to help. These clean-ups also provide a source of community volunteer work as required of students in many local schools, clubs and colleges.

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holiday sale
Dec 6 - Sun Ola Chica Holiday Sale | Santa Cruz
 

 

   
when: Sun Dec 6 | 12pm-5pm
where: Ola Chica at 157 Towne Terrace (at Mission St), Santa Cruz
more: If heading south on Mission, turn right after Walnut St.
 

 

Get your holiday shopping done early!  Drop by for drinks and appetizers at Ola Chica... learn why owner & big wave surfer Aylana Zanville's bikini designs stay on, even in the burliest, big wave conditions in Waimea and the Mentawais. Bikinis, apparel, homemade jams, skincare products and more onsale at the "warehouse."  

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beach cleanup
dec 6 - sun SF Surfrider's Ocean Beach Cleanup |  San Francisco
when: Sun Dec 6 |  10am-12pm
where: South Sloat/Fort Funston,  San Francisco across from Beach Chalet | map
contact: Beach Clean-up Coordinator, Barbara Lau via our contact form.
more: Surfrider SF | Beach Cleanups
tel: 415-564-6300

Join SF Surfrider for its regular beach clean-up every 2 weeks at 10am on Sundays. All cleanup gear is supplied -- just show up!  Prior to heading out, check their events calendar for any last-minute changes. Rain cancels any planned cleanups.

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booksigning + music
Dec 8 - Tue Nava Young Live + "Surf Food" Book Release Party | Santa Cruz
 

 

   
when: Tue Dec 8 | 6pm-8pm
where: Paradise Surfshop at 3961 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz
tix: no charge
more: Surf Food NorCal Tour | Nava's Blog
 

 

Kick off the holiday season with NAVA YOUNG ...the Australian pro longboarder, singer/songwriter and author of Surf Food – The Ultimate Surfers Cookbook.  C'mon out for her book release celebration and enjoy light food & drink, plus a live acoustic performance by Nava.  This book is a collection of tasty recipes from the world’s best surfers, including Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Laird Hamilton, and Nat Young (Nava’s dad). Featuring  biographies, 180+ photographs and international dishes from Rochelle Ballard's Crazy Love Salad to Rabbit Bartholomew's Salmon Toro Bowl, this book will keep you both entertained and well-fed. See a sample recipe from world champ Lisa Andersen here.  Nava recently released her debut music EP, Salty Lullabys, and will be competing on the 2010 Women's Longboard World Circuit Tour. BONUS: Check out Ola Chica's bikinis and other apparel.  Meet owner & big wave surfer Aylana Zanville and see why her designs stay on, even in the burliest conditions.

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surfrider SC bash
Dec 8 - Tue Surfrider Santa Cruz's December LUAU | Santa Cruz
 
 

 

   
when: Tue Dec 3 | 7pm
where: Hula's Island Grill at 221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz
tel: 831-426-4852 Hula's
tix: FREE to members; non-members, $25
more: Surfrider SC
 

 

Join the end of year gathering with the Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter. Help us to celebrate a great year full of great effort and success to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches.   For this month's regular monthly gathering, we invite all of our dues-paying  members to join us for a laid-back luau at Hula’s to enjoy *FREE* wine tasting (complimentary of Barefoot Winery), FREE appetizers, and good company. (Wine  tasters must be 21 and over).  Come early! RSVPS encouraged.  Contact Sarah at (831) 239-1520 for RSVPS.

This year is Surfrider Foundation’s 25th Anniversary!
Not a member? Don’t worry- you can join on-the-spot at the luau! Regular membership is $25 for the year. As an added bonus, if you join at the luau, you will receive a FREE beach-in-a-bag welcome gift.

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booksigning + music
Dec 9 - Wed Wet Wednesdays + Nava Young's "Surf Food" Book Party | San Francisco
 

 

when:
wed Dec 9, 9pm-12am
where:
Riptide Lounge,  3639 Taraval at 47th, SAN FRANCISCO
contact: 415.681.TIDE  
price: no cover
more: Riptide Event Calendar  | Surf Food NorCal Tour | Nava's Blog
 

 

Every Wednesday is Wet Wednesday at the Riptide, with free surf movies and grub. This special Wet Wednesday features  NAVA YOUNG ...the Australian pro longboarder, singer/songwriter and author of Surf Food – The Ultimate Surfers Cookbook.  C'mon out for her book release party -- get your books signed  and enjoy a live acoustic performance by Nava.  This book makes a great holiday gift -- it's a collection of tasty recipes from numerous surf icons, including Kelly Slater, Donald Takayama, and Nat Young (Nava’s dad). Featuring surf biographies, 180+ photographs and international dishes from Andy Iron's Chocolate Brownie Supreme to Layne Beachley's Tofu Fajitas. See a sample recipe from world champ Lisa Andersen here.  Nava recently released her debut music EP, Salty Lullabys, and will be competing on the 2010 Women's Longboard World Circuit Tour.

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surf film
Dec 10 - Thurs FILM:  Dear & Yonder  | San Francisco
 
Trailer:

 

   
when: Thurs Dec 10 | 7:15pm and 9:15pm screenings
where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St San Francisco
tix: $10 -- supports remaining film production costs  
more: Dear & Yonder
 

 

Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler's documentary, Dear & Yonder comes back to San Francisco at the Red Vic.  Bonus:  Powerlines' 10-minute big wave film short precedes.
 

Don't miss D&Y, an impressive, conscious film that highlights women's contributions to ocean culture. See talented ladies like Santa Cruz surfer Ashley Lloyd, who shapes with soy-based Biofoam blanks and San Francbodysurfer Judith Sheridan, known for swimming in triple-overhead Ocean Beach waves and formidable Mavericks. Sailor Liz Clark, top women skateboarders and women surf pros like Kassia Meador, Stephanie Gilmore, Sofia Mulanovich, Coco Ho and more round out the film.  

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holiday bash
Dec 11 - Fri Aqua's Holiday Shopping Night + Nava Young  | San Francisco
 

 

when:
Fri Dec 11, 6pm-9pm
where:
Aqua Surf Shop,  2830 Sloat @ 47st Ave, SAN FRANCISCO
contact: 415-242-9283,
more: Surf Food NorCal Tour | aquasurfshop.com
 

 

Aqua Surf Shop invites you to their great holiday shopping bash with a Jazz Trio, a Santa Gnome and killer deals. 

Also, special Aussie guest author, songwriter and musician, 
NAVA YOUNG will be on hand, performing a few acoustic selections and signing her newly-published book, Surf Food – The Ultimate Surfers Cookbook. This collection of recipes from surf personalities like Kelly Slater, Damien Hobgood, Adriano de Souza, and Nat Young (Nava’s dad). Featuring biographies, 180+ photographs and international dishes from Rusty Keaulana's Loco Moco Burger to Sofia Mulanovich's Peruvian Ceviche. See a sample recipe from world champ Lisa Andersen here.  Nava recently released her debut music EP, Salty Lullabys, and will be competing on the 2010 Women's Longboard World Circuit Tour.

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beach cleanup
dec 20 - sun SF Surfrider's Ocean Beach Cleanup |  San Francisco
when:
Sun Dec 20 |  10am-12pm
where:
Ocean Beach @ Stairway 17,  San Francisco across from Beach Chalet | map
contact: Beach Clean-up Coordinator, Barbara Lau via our contact form.
more: Surfrider SF | Beach Cleanups
tel:
415-564-6300

Join SF Surfrider for its regular beach clean-up every 2 weeks at 10am on Sundays. All cleanup gear is supplied -- just show up!  Prior to heading out, check their events calendar for any last-minute changes. Rain cancels any planned cleanups.

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