Catch a wave with Lava Girl.
The fourth annual celebration will focus on women who love to surf and filmmakers who capture their feats on camera. Attendees will be able to check out a photography show, two full-length movies, and a variety of shorts from established as well as emerging directors from around the world followed by Q&A sessions.
The fun will start with a pre-festival party on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. The filmmakers and a few notable surfers will be on hand to chat, while renowned Australian ocean photographer Fran Miller will display her work. Various shorts will screen, and fish tacos ($3.50) and fresh coconut juice ($5) will be on the menu.
Saturday’s session will begin at 7 p.m. with tacos and cocktails. Then the filmmakers will address the audience before showing two features – “It Ain’t Pretty” and “Women and the Waves 2” – as well as more shorts.
This festival’s organizer is Davina Grincevicius, who grew up in Australia, but moved to Rockaway Beach about eight years ago. She co-founded Lava Girl Surf.