Wade in The Water (2023) Screening: A Celebration of Black Aquatic Culture


Surf the Greats and Brown Girl Outdoor World are honoured to host a sneak preview screening of Wade in The Water (2023) on June 3rd at 6PM! Join us for an evening of cinema, community, celebration, and discussion, with special guests filmmakers David Mesfin and Beyin Abraha, and local athletes Max Robinson and Jenifer Redsky-Bonnetplume

Following historical experts and community leaders in the BIPOC surfing movement, Wade in The Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture (2023reclaims the 1000-year-old tradition of Black surfing and aquatic culture, inspiring the next generation of Black surfers. This award-winning documentary braids historical accounts with modern-day testimonials, dismantles the racial barriers of conventional surf culture, and most importantly celebrates the overlooked history of Black surfing’s legacy and honors its current movement.

A Q&A with filmmakers David Mesfin and Beyin Abraha will follow the screening, as well as another special screening showcasing Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations' surf team Mułaa, and their youth outdoor programs. A Q&A with local athletes and BIPOC community leaders Max Robinson and Jenifer Redsky-Bonnetplume will culminate the evening.

Drinks will be provided by our glorious partners The Strait and Narrow and Guayaki, and a special thank you goes to Arcteryx Toronto for sponsorship and support.

For tickets, event itinerary, and more details head to our Eventbrite page here

(Tickets are based on a pay it forward and good karma philosophy, with all proceeds going to support Brown Girl Outdoor World. If ticket price is a barrier for you, please DM either @browngirloutdoorworld or @surfthegreats on Instagram, or send us an email at aloha@surfthegreats.org).