July 6 - August 4 • Full lineup below
The Honolulu Surf Film Festival celebrates its 12th year by screening a month-long program of the best in the genre. Celebrate surfing’s global reach by following journeys from pole to pole and the people who keep pushing the boundaries of the sport.
Big wave riding gets a spotlight in the festival opener, White Rhino with director Brent Storm in attendance. Local filmmaking gets more recognition in Rising Tide with Zak Noyle, where the local photographer curates a program celebrating Hawai’i’s new wave of surf filmmakers. The festival closes by honoring the history of the sport with a tribute to big wave pioneer, Kimo Hollinger, and a screening of Bud Browne's Gun Ho! After the film, stay for a talk story with Hawai‘i surf luminaries led by Anna Trent Moore of the Bud Browne Film Archives.
Throughout the festival, vote for the features and shorts that inspire you—winners will be announced during the closing night festivities. A Director’s Choice award will also be chosen by a jury that includes guest curator Zak Noyle, and last year’s guest curator Crystal Thornburg-Homcy.
Opening night: July 6 • 6-7:30pm
The festival opens with a reception featuring live music by Goon Lei Goon in the Luce Pavilion. Ticket includes a Hawaiian-inspired dinner with beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase. See the menu. White Rhino screens at 7:30pm with director Brent Storm in attendance.
$30 | $25 museum members
Closing night: August 4 • 6-7pm
The festival closes with a tribute to big wave pioneer, Kimo Hollinger, and a screening of Bud Browne’s Gun Ho! Enjoy live music by Men In Grey Suits and refreshments for purchase in the Luce Pavilion prior to the screening. After the film, stay for a talk story with a group of Hawai‘i surf luminaries led by Anna Trent Moore of the Bud Browne Film Archives.
$15 | $12 museum members