To say that the eighth edition of Surfana Festival was exceptionally special is no overstatement.
After not being able to gather at Camping de Lakens during the pandemic, we were finally able to meet in the Kennemer dunes for a weekend of music, surfing, workshops and the promise of great vibes.
At first, it looked a little shaky. A train strike on the day the festival started and dark clouds in the low sky gave us all a feeling of trepidation. But our Surfana community was not to be put off, and set about making different plans to get to Bloemendaal and cheerfully bringing along rain gear and warm clothes for the coming days.
This all made wakingup on Saturday morning to sunshine and, yes, Surfana’s signature great vibes all the more wonderful!
Surfana Festival 2022 captured the essence of what it means to come together, in a spirit of love, happiness and joy.
The sight of babies and children on their parents shoulders, sound muffling headphones on their ears and great smiles on their faces, and also grandparents dancing until the last track was spun at midnight are just some of the things that made this year’s festival feel like a non-stop happiness ride.
The delicious (and nutritious) vegan and vegetarian food, the amazing clinics where you could learn something new (like foraging for food in the dunes) and the true commitment to sustainability all helped turn Surfana 2022 into a true one-of-a-kind experience.
Other highlights were running over the dunes for a quick dip in the sea, watching people try out surfing for the first time, dancing at the DJ booth, discovering new music, and taking in the sights and sounds of Sons of the East playing at golden hour.
It was hard to say goodbye this year but we are already planning for 2023 when the community can come together again. In the meantime, the memories and a little bag of compost made on-site by SEAVENTS that is now nourishing plants at home are reminders of this amazing event. Love you!
To visually experience the festival again. Click here for our photo selection!