Cape Town’s ocean culture is alive and well, and with summer finally here, the Wavescape Art Board project is capturing the appreciation and imagination of surfers and beachgoers alike. As part of the Wavescape Festival, this project brings together the love of surfing and a celebration of graphic artistry. Top South African artists, including Lionel Smit and Brett Murray, have decorated 11 surfboards that are on exhibition a stone’s throw from the ocean in Muizenberg, near Cape Town.
The surfboard shape this year is a three-fin high performance shortboard. The boards will be sold at an auction on Tuesday 29 November at Tiger’s Milk, Muizenberg at 8pm. The ArtBoard project has been raising awareness and funds for ocean charities since 2005, notably NSRI, Shark Spotters and Waves For Change.
Have a look at some of the artistic creations by leading local artists here.
Wavescape Festival 2016 Lineup
Artboard Exhibition: Tiger’s Milk, Muizenberg (9am til late, Mon 21 Nov – Tue 29 Nov, free)
Fish Fry: Jack Black Brewery, Diep River (6pm, Sat 26 Nov, R40)
Artboard Auction: Tiger’s Milk, Muizenberg (7pm, Tues 29 Nov, free)
Beach Film: Clifton 4th Beach (9pm, Sat 3 December, free)
Short Cuts Workshop: Woodstock Exchange (4pm, Mon 5 Dec, free)
Slide Night: Centre for the Book (7pm, Tues 6 Dec, R120)
Be Frank Film Night: Jack Black Brewery (7pm, Wed 7 Dec, R55)
Beach Reach: Muizenberg Corner, (10am, Sat 10 Dec)
Film Festival: Labia Cinema (6 and 8pm, Thu 8 to Sun 11 Dec, R55)
Sea-Change Night: Two Oceans Aquarium (7pm, Sun 11 Dec)
For more information please visit wavescapefestival.co.za