Honolulu Surf Film Festival: Summer of Shorts

Summer of Shorts: Beyond

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This program takes you beyond Hawaiʻi to see the global reach of surfing and the personal stories of surfers from foreign shores. Each short will be preceded by a short filmmaker introduction. 


Content Consideration: Surf Girls Jamaica explores dark and adult themes into the exploitation of young women. 





Directed by Luca Merli. Festival 2016. 8 min. 

In the strange and beautiful treeless landscape of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Leah Dawson creates music, hand shapes her second board and dances on water with power and grace. Grounded by earth and charged with energy by water, Leah Dawson is a solar creature influenced by the moon’s gravitational pull, like the sea. 



Directed by Jensen Young Sik. Festival 2016. 5 min. 

Cliff Kapono and Chad Jackson retell—through surf—an old Native American story about the first Polynesians to crash land onto their cold, unspoiled coastline.  



Directed by Anders Melchior. Festival 2018. 6 min. 

On the island of Hainan, Awen balances his filial piety against his love of surfing. 



Directed by Francisco Canton / Pato Oscar Martinez. Festival 2018. 5 min. 

Woza ("Come" in Zulu) tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata. It features 22 year-old Transkei surfer, Avuyile Ndamase. 


Surf Girls Jamaica 

Directed by Lucy Jane / Joya Berrow. Festival 2019. 16 min. 

Imani Wilmot, an inspirational Jamaican surfer, uses surfing to help the women of Kingston change their lives. Winner – Audience Choice 2019 


Poisson Cru 

Directed by Olivier Sautet. Festival 2020. 15 min. 

Matahi Drollet has been surfing on his home island of Tahiti since he was a child. See him push his boundaries and show you how it’s done on one of surfing’s most legendary spots— Teahupoʻo. Winner – Jury Award 2020 

  • Runtime
    62 minutes