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Hawaii — By byun on June 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm
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The 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival in Honolulu

Hooray for summertime and surfing on the south shore!  What better time to celebrate the glorious sport of surfing than seeing one of the 13 films at the 3rd Annual Surf Film Festival from July 9-31, hosted by the Doris Duke Theatre [map] and sponsored on opening night by Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Oxbow Surfwear Company.

11 of the 13 films have never before been screened in Hawaii. The lineup even includes the world premiere of The Oxbow Watermen Experience, which follows 5 amazing watermen who chart 2009’s El Ni√Īo surf season at “Jaws,” or Peahi, off the coast of Maui.

The films range from pure action-packed surfing to a look at surfers who devote their lives to making art. The appeal of films such as Fiberglass and Megapixels, a visual extravaganza of surfing on the North Shore, and Gum for My Boat, which follows Surfing the Nations, a non-profit organization that helps surfing communities around the world, as they travel to Bangladesh.

For the first time, the festival features a $55 pass for entry to 11 festival screenings.¬† Attendees who buy a pass are automatically entered in a drawing to win a 6-foot Wade Tokoro surfboard.¬† Separate tickets are required to attend opening night on Friday, July 9 @ 6 p.m. for a reception and showing of “Lost Prophets: Search for the Collective.”¬† Separate tickets are also required for the special world premiere of “The Oxbow Watermen Experience” on July 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

This is a really special month for surfers visiting or living on Oahu to experience the real thing as well as the travels of the world’s best surfers on film.

For information on all 13 films and a complete schedule of the festival, visit the festival’s homepage.

Photo courtesy of the Honolulu Academy of Arts

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    Honolulu Academy of Arts: Doris Duke Theatre
    900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI
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