Wavescape Festival showcases female-centric lineup

2017-11-22 11:30 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town – The upcoming Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will focus on women in its 2017 lineup of ocean-conscious events.

A festival that was born out of a love to surf has evolved into a plight towards a greener environment and clearer waters.

SEE: New Ocean Life festival set to kick off in Cape Town's Waterfront 

The role of Women

The festival will showcase the abilities of South African female scientists, artists, photographers, and activists who utilize the ocean in their platforms to advocate for change. A focus on the ocean and marine life are echoed throughout the event.

Wavescape will premiere the all-women surf film, Blue Road and showcase Light Waves, a photographic exhibition of women surfing by Saskia Koerner. The poster of the event indicates the focus on the feminine as it depicts a woman surfer morphing into a tentacle sea monster below the surface.

Festival director, Shani Judes shares her excitement for this year’s focus, “This year we are particularly chuffed to have so many more women taking centre stage and dominating our line-up. Pollution and global warming affects us all and we are all able to help effect that change."

The core favorites such as the Artboard project, Slide Night, Film Festival and Blue Ocean Master Class will feature a strong female presence.

Check out the trailer for the Blue Road below: 

There will be a screening of acclaimed ocean conservation documentaries as Wavescape has partnered with the Ocean Life Festival.

The Ocean Film Festival is organized by Wavescape and will screen the following:

-  Smog of the Sea

-  Blue

-  Chasing Coral

-  A Plastic Ocean

Venue: Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau

Date: 29 November – 1 December 2017

Wavescape Festival Details:

Venue: Multiple

Date: 20 November – 10 December 2017

Festival Line-up

Art Board Exhibition

Venue: Jack Black Beer Brewery

Date: 20 -28 November 2017

Auction Rob Van Vuuren

Venue: Jack Black Beer Brewery

Date: 28 November

Time: 19:30

Film Night

Venue: Rolling Wood Surf and Skate Store, Muizenberg

Date: 22 November 2017

Time: 18:00

Light Waves Exhibition

Venue: Red Bull studio, Bree street

Date: 30 November 2017

Time: 18:00

Ocean Film Festival

Venue: Cinema Nouveau, Waterfront

Date: 29 November – 1 December 2017

Time: 20:00

Beach Co-Op Beach clean up

Venue: Milnerton beach 

Date: 2 December 2017

Time: 08:00

Clifton Screening

Venue:  Clifton Fourth Beach

Date: 2 December 2017

Time: 20:00


Slide Night

Venue:  Centre for the Book

Date: 4 December 2017

Time: 19:30

Jack Black Movie Night

Venue: 10 Brigid Road, Diepriver

Time: 20:00

Mami Wata Night of African Adventure

Venue: Keep it simple surf shop

Date: 5 December 2017

Time: 18:30

Wesgro Blue Ocean Master Class

Venue: InvestSA One Stop shop

Date: 6 December 2017

Time: 18:00

Film Festival

Venue: Labia Cinema

Date: 7  - 10 December 2017

Time: 18:00 and 20:00 shows

Beach Reach Youth Education Session


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