Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2019

July 6-August 4, 2019

Since 2008, the Honolulu Museum of Art has been screening the best in new and classic surf film at its Honolulu Surf Film Festival. In that time, the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre programmers have seen an exponential increase in quality and scope of the genre. Each year brings works that push the boundaries of what a surf film is, and the museum is pleased to announce this year’s exceptional lineup.

The festival opens July 6 with Brent Storm’s film White Rhino—about that epic year, from 2011 to 2012, that saw three super swells in Fiji and Tahiti. Preceding the screening, film goers can meet Storm at the opening reception featuring the jangly guitar sounds of indie band Goon Lei Goon (the four members all met through the skate scene) and a Hawaiian plate dinner. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Next up is And Two If By Sea, the highly anticipated profile of surfing twins CJ and Damien Hobgood screening July 7 and 11. Six years in the making, this documentary breaks new ground in the surfer profile genre. “First and foremost we knew from the get-go we were not going to make a surf video,” director Justin Purser told Surfer Magazine. Viewers will get an inside look at the sibling rivalry and storied careers of these brothers—and have fun along the way.


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