Minds In The Water

Pro surfer Shaun Tomson and the S.B. Middle School Surf Team host an evening featuring S.B. artists, and a screening of an award-winning film that tells the story of one person’s journey that sparked an international movement.

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Film Screening, Calendar of Fundraisers


There will also be a giveaway featuring many great prizes from some of the areas best surf and outdoor businesses. As part of the Ocean Arts Collective we are proud to present: Erin Feinblatt, Robert Heeley, Kizzy O'neal, Kristi Curtis, Chris Potter, Peggy Oki, Lindsey Mickelson and Shaw Leonard. All proceeds will benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy Film Project. The event will host several local organizations such as the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition and will feature art/photography as part of Santa Barbara’s Downtown Association’s 1st Thursday Art Walk.

“Minds in the Water”, directed/produced by Justin Krumb and executive-produced by Jonny Vasic, is a feature-length documentary following the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave's journey—a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan—we see one person’s transformation from observer to activist in his quest to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

Through this exciting and often dangerous journey, we see first hand how Dave’s journey has blossomed into a movement of like minds. The film captures a key moment in Dave’s life as he realizes he must make it his personal mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. While unsure at first, Dave quickly finds his activist sea legs and helps build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and even a professional mermaid to help spread the message.

“As ocean people, it is our privilege to be the custodians of our coastlines,” says Rastovich.”The film documents our attempt at fulfilling that role as we traveled to surfing locations around the world. Cetaceans are the ultimate surfers. They are our ocean kin and it is our role to do what we can to protect their well being."

For more info about the film, visit:

Phone: 805-963-4408

Event posted Nov. 20, 2012
Last updated Nov. 20, 2012


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