Surf’s Up!

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July 19, 2015 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Celebrate summer’s swells by making a surfboard keychain and a wave zoetrope out of paper. You can even catch a flick at the Honolulu Surf Film Festival.


Design a surfboard keychain: Surfboard design and decoration is an important part of surfing culture. Museum visitors will have the chance to design and decorate a stylish, personalized surfboard keychain using paints and markers on a miniature surfboard blank.

Make a wave zoetrope: Children will explore the movement of waves that surfers rely on by making their own hand-held zoetropes—classic cylindrical toys that use light and shadow to create an animated effect. Using paper, plastic and pencils, children will assemble a small zoetrope that they can spin in their hands to bring the movement of the waves to life.


Central Courtyard • Men in Grey Suits: Hear Hawai‘i's premier instrumental surf rock band, Men in Grey Suits, bring the reverb-drenched sound of 1960's surfing back to life. Their set includes the music of Dick Dale, The Ventures, and many more, including songs from their debut album Return of the Cnidarians.

Kinau Courtyard • Tom "Pohaku" Stone: Cultural and ocean educator, carver, and renowned waterman Tom "Pohaku" Stone will be sharing his work and experiences as a surfboard carverHe will display a variety of examples of traditional hand-carved surfboards as well as in-progress boards, which he'll invite visitors to help carve and sand.


Directed by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie. France/Belgium. 2012. 78 mins. In English.
11:10am + 1pm • Free


Take a shuttle bus to the museum’s free Family Day at Spalding House in Makiki Heights!


For kids (ages 1-17): 

The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. 
The winner receives a Supporting Membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

Congratulations to this month's winner!

 Kaito Tamura, age 6, from Kailua.