The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest) is delighted to announce its Surf Nite picks for 2021. Brent Storm’s award-winning WHITE RHINO will be the focus the festival’s most popular event, on Wednesday, March 10 at SLO’s iconic Sunset Drive-in. Bruce Brown’s classic 1964 surf documentary, ENDLESS SUMMER, will also be part of this special double-feature Surf Nite.

Surf Nite in SLO is presented by Surfing for Hope Foundation and the City of Pismo Beach. Surfing for Hope is a local non-profit organization created to help inspire people challenged by cancer through the positive energy of surfing. The event is also sponsored by Coast 104.5 and Dana Brown Films.

Canadian Filmmaker Brent Storm’s latest release, WHITE RHINO, is a parallel story from the surfers and photographers who witnessed three historic swells that hit the shorelines of the South Pacific in 2011-2012. Photographer Brian Bielmann takes the audience on an edge of your seat adventure as we discover the stories behind some of his most iconic photos and what really transpired on those memorable days. WHITE RHINO features notable big wave riders Nathan Fletcher, Dave Wassel, Bruce Irons, Mark Healey, Kohl Christensen and Kalani Chapman. It also features cinematography from some of the best surf filmmakers, including SLO Film Fest Surf Nite alum, Tim Bonython (The Big Wave Project.) 

Renowned surf filmmaker Bruce Brown’s classic 1964 ENDLESS SUMMER will round out the event. Follow surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August on a fun-loving adventure around the world as they chase the perfect wave throughout an “endless summer.” Bruce Brown was a special guest at two previous Surf Nite’s with films he made with his son Dana Brown.

This will be the first time in its 16 year history that Surf Nite has been presented at the Sunset Drive-in. Colorful VW surfer vans and an enthusiastic surf-loving audience is expected and all public health rules will apply for this outdoor event, hosted by Coast 104.5’s Adam Montiel. 

SURF NITE IN SLO – Presented by Surfing for Hope and Pismo Beach/
Gate opens: Wednesday, March 10 – 6:30pm
Movies Begin: 7:30pm
Sunset Drive-in, 255 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo
WHITE RHINO (64 min) 

All event details and Covid-19 public health restrictions can be found at Tickets: $45 per car / $40 Students & SLO Film Society
One Mogul pass per car
Online: (limited tickets available pre-show)
Day of Show: If available, tickets will be sold first-come, first-served beginning at 7:30pm.