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Exciting news! The documentary, Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing & Aquatic Culture, is set to release at numerous film festivals this February. The highly anticipated, historic film reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing—inspiring the next generation of Black surfers.

A must-see for anyone interested in the intersection of sports, culture, and history, Wade in the Water examines Black surfing's overlooked legacy and honors its current movement.

In the spirit of fostering inclusivity and community, this film welcomes you to be a part of this movement and to help shine a light on the incredible water people who have paved the way for more surfers to come.

Don't miss your chance to see this film and learn about the amazing contributions of Black surfers to the sport.


Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 5:40 pm

Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 2:40 pm

Pan African Film Festival

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 8:55 pm

Surfrider LA + Patagonia Santa Monica

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6:30 pm

San Diego State University / Black Resource Center & Surf/Skate Studies Collaborative

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm

California African American Museum

Participant in Black California Dreamin’ exhibit by Guest Curator Alison R. Jefferson, M.H.C. | Ph.D.

August 2023 - March 2024

Sofia Art Film Festival

Sofia, Bulgaria

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Mannheim Art and Film Festival Mannheim, Germany Saturday, July 8, 2023


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