Oceanside: Californian spirit

"Oceanides", a longboard movie directed by Lorene Carpentier and "Mighty Uke", a documentary about the global resurgence of the ukulele in the 21st Century will be pumping the 4th Annual California Surf Festival, at Oceanside, between October 13th-16th.

The California Surf Museum will be organizing a surf extravaganza to fundraise its activities and promises to highlight surfing’s lifestyle and rich culture.

An important part of surf culture is the music, and what better way to start off the Festival on Thursday night than with the iconic ukulele, which has captivated surfers through the years? The documentary "Mighty Uke" will share the amazing phenomenon that the ukulele is taking over the world, one pluck of the strings at a time.

This is the first surf festival to honour the ladies of surf with a full program. That's why "Oceanides" is the perfect premiere for Friday night. "I always wanted to do surf movie about girls longboarding. There is something very spiritual about it. Surfing would not make sense if girls were not surfing, longboarding is so feminine", explains surf movie director Lorene Carpentier.

Again this year, “Big Shorts From Little Groms” will be a highlight on closing day. Kids 18 and under are invited to make a short action sports film no longer than 5 minutes. The best films will screen and a panel of judges will present awards to the films, with an overall Festival Grom filmmaker winner.

Founded in 1986, the California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.