Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

March 15-17, 2019


An Annual Affair

Tamarindo International
Surf Film Festival

Our mission is to energize the multi-cultural surf community in Costa Rica through the magic of cinema and to celebrate the artists and filmmakers who take us there. Jerry Hirsch and Friends, with programing from the Florida Surf Film Festival, and the generous support of Multicines Costa Rica, in tandem with the Robert August Surf & Turf event for the benefit of CEPIA, will introduce the 1st Tamarindo International Surf Film Festival to be held on the evenings of March 15th and 16th, 2019 at the brand new movie theater Multicines at the Garden Plaza in Playa Tamarindo. Two evenings of surf films, food, music, and raffles, with an awards ceremony on Saturday night for the Robert August Surf & Turf. Culminating the Festival with a free movie matinee for children on Sunday March 17th. All proceeds to benefit CEPIA.





March 15



Registration for Surf n’ Turf golf tournament @ Hacienda Pinilla.


Golf Tournament

Four-man scramble @ Hacienda Pinilla.


Surf Films Screening

6-7:15PM Screening of 5 short films

- Kook Paradise by Danny DiMauro and Tin Ojeda (24 minutes)
- Cult of Freedom: The Taj Part by Joe G. (8 minutes)
- Aloha, Brother by Sam Sykes (14 minutes)
- No. 4 by Matt Payne, Octopus (12 minutes)
- Raw Tamarindo by Marcel Freitez (10 minutes)

7:15-8PM INtermission

8PM feature Film

- Momentum Generation by Mike and Jeff Zimbalist (110 minutes - subtitles Español)
Followed by a Q & A with Jeff Zimbalist

@ Multicines in Garden Plaza Tamarindo
Music by DJ Fada.


Festival Party

After party hosted by Monkey Bar @ Vista Villas.



March 16


Surf Competition

Surf contest in Tamarindo on the beach in front of Villa Amarilla.


Surf Films Screening

6-7:30PM Screening of 2 short films + feature Film

- Brainwork: Adam Replogle by Kyle Buthman (12 minutes)
- Naussica by Luca Merli (25 minutes)

*Featured Surf Film*:
Trouble, The Lisa Andersen Story by Chas Smith (49 minutes)

7:30-9PM INtermission

Surf n’ Turf Awards Ceremony

9-10:30PM Screening of 2 short films + feature Film

- Cult of Freedom: The New Zealand Part by Joe G. (10 minutes)
- TAN by Alena Ehrenbold (15 minutes)

*Featured Surf Film*:

- White Rhino by Brent Storm (68 minutes)

@ Multicines in Garden Plaza Tamarindo
Music by Big Brutus.



March 17


Children’s Matinee

Free movie screening for children of the CEPIA community.
@ Multicines in Garden Plaza Tamarindo



Advance Ticket Sales

One Night $15 or Both Nights $25
Tickets will be sold in the following locations until March 14th:

  • CEPIA in Huacas

  • Surfbox in Playa Flamingo

  • Multicines in Tamarindo and Liberia

  • The Bookstore of the Waves (formerly Jaime Peligro) in Tamarindo

Tickets can also be purchased the night of the event at Multicines in Tamarindo for $20 per night.

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Once a sleepy fishing village, Playa Tamarindo now is the second largest beach town in Costa Rica. Located about an hour away form Liberia International Airport (LIR), with numerous direct flights from the United States, Tamarindo is a beautiful destination for your wedding, elopement, family vacation, or surf adventure. Tamarindo Beach is a great location to start, end, or spend your whole vacation, from endless activities, sunny weather, international restaurants, to jaw dropping sunsets.




Please email us at tamasurffilmfestival@gmail.com or fill out the contact form. Thanks!

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