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Solento Surf Festival 2022

Solento is made for those who appreciate the ritual of slowing down and being present, it is designed to connect people in meaningful ways. The Solento Surf Festival is an extension of just that.

This year's Solento Surf Festival featured four days of films, panel conversations, live music, surf, raffles, community building, and so much more at the iconic La Paloma Theatre and Seaside Reef.

Solento Surf Festival at La Paloma Theatre

 Photo by Colin Leibold

The sold out event brought so much stoke to our team and community, all from Taylor Steele's vision to create a celebration of coming together to share films, music, and conversation.

The locations of the event also hold importance to Taylor.

La Palmona Theatre is where Taylor saw his first surf film. It's a place that inspired Taylor to create films and ultimately make a career out of it.

Seaside Reef, one of the surf spots highlighted in 'Momentum', is Taylor's home beach and where you can find him surfing in his off time.

Taylor Steele at Seaside Reef, shot by Todd Glazer

Photo by Todd Glaser

This year's film lineup featured 10 films including Facing Monsters, Gravity, Interlusion, Physics of Noseriding, Sweet Adventure, Surf Film, Beyond Sunset, Everything to Me, Natural High, and The Rolling East!

Physics of noseriding panel with Lauren Hill

Photo by Colin Leibold

To enrich the experience of seeing films on the big screen we invited filmmakers and key talent to join us on stage and talk process, inspiration, and everything in between. The final evening was host to the 30 year reunion of 'Momentum' with Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Tim Curran, Kelly Slater, Taylor Knox, Taylor Steele, and Rob Machado.

30 year momentum reunion

Photo by Todd Glaser

The Solento Surf Festival was not only for the community to enjoy but to support charitable organizations that we think are very good causes, Changing Tides Foundation and Sustainable Surf.

Solento Surf Festival at Seaside ReefPhoto by Colin Leibold

We partnered with Pedal Electric, Sun Bum, Yeti, GoPro, Ting, Dark Arts, Stab Magazine, Billabong, Hume Supernatural, Alila Marea, Pacifico, Kové, Boxed Water, Topo Chico, Rudy's Taqueria, Board and Brew, Aloha Ice Co, Shootz Fish x Beer, and Bump Coffee to bring you the second annual Solento Surf Festival.

Thank you to all our sponsors, and everyone that came out! See you next year!

Solento Surf Festival Playbill
Photo by Colin Leibold


Video by GoPro