Women of the Seven Seas
SURF FILM FESTIVAL.
NYC Women's Surf Film Festival
The New York Women's Surf Film festival celebrates the filmmakers and female wave riders who live to surf, highlighting their sense of adventure, connection to the ocean and love for their own communities and those they discover. Here in Rockaway Beach, New York, we'll share the spirit and inspiration of the talk story of women wave riders from around the globe. “Surfing is a passion for me but also the connection that is made with other surfers through our love for the ocean and the creative energy that celebrates the stories from around the world,” says Grincevicius. “The film festival also generates positive awareness of the local businesses and their contribution to the community.”
Organizer and founder Davina Grincevicius "we are very excited it came together as well as it did. Everyone really enjoyed the films and had a great night out with friends. The festival successfully captivated the audience by presenting a night of heartening surf entertainment fused with fun music, friends, and the positive mellow ambiance created by the Rockaway Beach Surf Club".
In 2013, Lava Girl Surf presented, Women of the Seven Seas, New York’s first annual women’s surf film festival featuring shorts from around the world. The festival showcased women carving their own paths through the world of surfing with a decidedly female poise and style. From the story of Belinda Baggs and her board, Evo, finding its way back into the hands of its creator, Wayne Lynch, in Australia, to the travels of three Latin Americans and one Kiwi with the world champion Sofia Mulanovich from Peru, the films highlight these women’s passion for the ocean and riding the wave — and show that they can rip. We were fortunate to have the filmmakers Marina Zawisza and Haley Gordon join us for the event.