Women dominate Wavescape Festival line-up

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The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an
expanded line-up of ocean-conscious events in 2017.

Wavescape will showcase the talents of scientists, artists, photographers and activists
who add a feminine voice to a growing chorus by some South Africa’s most talented
creative and scientific minds who use the ocean as their muse to advocate change.

Wavescape premieres the all-women surf film Blue Road, as well as Light
Waves
, a photographic exhibition of women in surfing by renowned photographer
Saskia Koerner.

A strong female presence can be found in the bumper lineup of core favourites:
Artboard Project, Clifton Beach Screening, Slide Night, Film Festival and Blue Ocean
Master Class, while the iconic poster depicts a twist of the mermaid motif with a
woman surfer morphing into a tentacled sea monster below the surface.

Several exciting new events have been added to the programme. Wavescape has
partnered with the V&A Waterfront’s Ocean Life Festival to screen some of the best
current ocean conservation films. The Ocean Film Festival curated by Wavescape will
screen the films Smog of the Sea, Blue, Chasing Coral and A Plastic
Ocean
at Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau between 29 November and 1 December
2017.

Wavescape also hosts a film night at Rolling Wood Surf & Skate Store, a Beach Coop
Beach Cleanup, Jack Black Movie night, Mami Wata’s Night of African Adventure, and
the Beach Reach educational day for children hosted by the Save our Seas
Foundation.

Taking place in Cape Town from 20 November to 10 December 2017, Wavescape was
born of a love for surfing. Now in its 14th year, the festival began as a way to capture
the stoke and exhilaration of surfing through stories of exotic destinations and secret
waves but has morphed beyond surf culture to the fight for a greener earth and bluer
oceans.

Festival director Shani Judes said: “Each year our festival showcases amazing people,
their acts of kindness, talents and genuine love for the ocean. 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.”

Supporting partners are Marine Stewardship Council, Jack Black Beer, Wesgro Film
and Media Promotion, Save Our Seas Foundation, Petco, Long Beach Capital, Mami
Wata, Deus ex Machina, Channel 24 and Wavescape.co.za

Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival lineup:

20-28 Nov: Art Board Exhibition, Jack Black Beer Brewery
28 Nov: Auction with Rob Van Vuuren, Jack Black Beer Brewery, 19h30
22 Nov: Film Night, Rolling Wood Surf & Skate Store, Muizenberg, 18h00
30 Nov: Light Waves Exhibition, Red Bull Studio, Bree Street, 18h00
29 Nov-1 Dec: Ocean Film Festival, Cinema Nouveau, V&A Waterfront, 20h00
2 Dec: Beach Co-Op Milnerton Beach Cleanup, art & surf demo, 08h00
2 Dec: Clifton Screening, Clifton 4th Beach, 20h00
4 Dec: Slide Night, Centre for the Book, 17h30
5 Dec: Jack Black Movie Night, 10 Brigid Road, Diepriver, 20h00
5 Dec: Mami Wata Night of African Adventure, Keep it Simple Surf shop, Cape Town,
18h30
6 Dec: Wesgro Blue Ocean Master Class, InvestSA One Stop Shop Western Cape,
Cape Town, 18h00
7-10 Dec: Film Festival, Labia Cinema, 18h00 and 20h00 shows
TBC: Beach Reach Youth Education Session by Save Our Seas Foundation

For more information on Wavescape, visit their social platforms below:

Website: www.wavescapefestival.com
Twitter: @WavescapeSA
Instagram: @WavescapeSA
Facebook: /WavescapeFestival

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