July 1–August 2 • Full lineup below
The Honolulu Surf Film Festival turns 10! The lineup of films old and new includes in-depth documentaries on today’s biggest surf talents, creative and comedic ventures, and psychedelic odysseys. Each Thursday night, we honor the history of surf filmmaking with classics selections, including a free screening of John Severson’s Pacific Vibrations. Throughout the month, vote for your favorite surf films during the screenings and we’ll announce the winners of the audience-choice awards before our closing-night screening of Bud Browne’s Going Surfin’.
Special thanks to Eric Walden and Anna Trent Moore.
Film tickets: $12 | $10 museum members
Opening reception: July 1, 6-7:30pm: Join us as we kick off a month of surf films with live music by surf saxophonist Reggie Padilla and his jazz ensemble which comprises Dean Taba on bass, Allan Ward on drums, and Alden Tokuzato on guitar. Ticket includes dinner by EAT Honolulu. Menu features chicken with fennel and Maui lavender, roast pork with mustard herb sauce, roasted local vegetables, signature rice, and Waipoli Farms greens. Vegetarian option available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase. Proximity screens at 7:30pm followed by a post-screening discussion with director Taylor Steele, moderated by local surfer and journalist, Daniel Ikaika Ito. $30 | $25 museum members.
Closing reception: July 30, 6-7:30pm: As is tradition, we close the festival with a classic film and on-stage discussion by Hawai‘i surf legends. Ticket includes live music by Men in Grey Suits and pūpū by EAT Honolulu. Menu features chicken with roasted garlic and thyme, roast pork with orange pimento jus, roasted local vegetables, stir fried barley, and Waipoli Farms greens. Vegetarian option available upon request to email@example.com. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase. A short film on Bud Browne by Ira Opper will be shown before the presentation of the featured film Going Surfin’, at 7:30pm. $30 | $25 museum members.