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The First Annual Solento Surf Film Festival Is Almost Here

Taylor Steele’s 3-day surf film extravaganza is not to be missed.

elsewhere // Sep 16, 2021
Words by Zack Raffin
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Taylor Steele is a man of many passions.

The dedicated father and acclaimed surf filmmaker turned Tequila connoisseur has tapped into his incredibly deep pool of resources to put on the first-ever Solento Film Festival. Hosted at Encinitas’ La Paloma Theater September 22nd-24th, this three-day event will feature hyped-up surf films new and old. With a who’s-who of surfing’s elite in attendance, it’s safe to say that the event will be a must-see. And while this may be Solento’s first event of this nature, it surely won’t be their last.

So far, the guests in attendance are none other than Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Mick Fanning, Kalani Robb, Pat O’Connell, Donavon Frankenreiter, Pat Stacey, Dane Gudauskas, Benji Weatherley, Gigi Lucas…

As for programming, those in attendance can expect to see the following films and speakers:

Wednesday 22nd September | 6-10pm

Drive-Thru Interactive (Films + Q+A with Cast) + Reckless Isolation | Short Films | Panel Conversations | Giveaways

Special Guests: Drive-Thru cast + Surprise Guests

All ticket and drink sales donated to Rob Machado Foundation

Thursday 23rd September | 6-10pm

Sprout with Live Music by Second Harvest + Mick Fanning Interactive (Films + Q+A with Mick) | Short Films | Panel Conversations | Giveaways

Special Guests: Mick Fanning + Surprise Guests

All ticket and drink sales donated to Surf Aid

Friday 24th September | 6pm-9:30pm

Girl’s Can’t Surf (California Premiere) | Short Films | Panel Conversations | Giveaways

Special Guests: Lily Meola, Gigi Lucas, + Surprise Guests

All ticket and drink sales donated to Changing Tides Foundation

With tickets currently on sale for $20 (which be honest, is less than half your average bar tab) and revenue going to a variety of causes, this is a no-brainer for anyone in the Southern California area looking for a good time.

While tickets for certain days may be sold out, thanks to Solento we are giving away 20 tickets for each night to our the first Stab Premium members who respond to our email coming in the next 24 hours.

Keep your eyes peeled and your fingers limber! We hope to see you there.

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