Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2017

July 1–August 2

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’.

Presented by

Hospitality sponsor

Supporting sponsors

Media sponsors
HONOLULU Magazine
Surf News Network

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. Ticket includes live music and pūpū. 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 and pūpū. Drinks are 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.