Welcome.

Thank you for your time, your attention, and your interest in this obscure story. It’s rare that a film about surfing ever crosses paths with espionage, invention, or illegality, and yet - due to unintended political consequences - that is the story of surfing in Cuba. 

Part one, The Cuba Unknown, is a hardcover photo book and now a short film produced for the WSL.

Part two, Havana Libre, is a documentary feature film shot over the past four years that shares a transformational period in Cuba’s history and follows the fight to legitimize surfing in the country. It will be released in 2020.

 
 
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“they all say i’m crazy.

well, long live my craziness.

I owe everything to surf.”

yaya guerrero  |  cuban surf pioneer

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Ready to help?

 
Ariel, who lives beat to the Malecón, is the local #surf forecaster. If he hears waves pounding from his bedroom, he calls Frank to start a phone tree to let local surfers know there's #swell. Internet has come slowly to the island, and swell forecasting websites have only recently been used to track #waves.