Still time to catch Surf Film Festival

If you like movies and the ocean, there’s still time to catch the 4th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Doris Duke Theatre. The month-long festival features 22 films, 16 that have never before screened in Hawaii.

On July 31, closing night festivities are planned, including a drawing to win a Surftech stand-up board, free beer from Kona Brewing Company, food for purchase from Da Spot, and a book signing with Anna Trent Moore, daughter of surf legend Buzzy Trent and author of “Increments of Fear.” Moore will also introduce the film “Surfing the ’50s”and lead a post-screening Q&A.

Special guests also are scheduled for appearances throughout the festival, including surf industry pioneer Bob McTavish, who will introduce the film “Going Vertical” on July 21.

Festival pass: $80, $60 for Academy members
Closing night screenings: $15; $12 students, seniors, military; $10 Academy members
All other festival screenings: $10; $9 students, seniors, military; $8 Academy members

Here’s the festival’s film schedule. For tickets, visit

Here are some of the films you can still see at the festival:

Honolulu Surf Film Festival: 'One Winter Story'

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Directors: Sally Lundburg and Elizabeth Pepin
USA, 2006, 55 mins.
July 30 at 1 and 4 p.m.

This film looks at big-wave pioneer and scientist Sarah Gerhardt’s dramatic journey from poverty and despair to a 1990s surf star. Gerhardt was the first woman to slice across the monster wave known as Maverick’s in Northern California.