Surf Festival Offers Films, Waves, Crafts

The Lanikai Surf Festival is back for a second year with great surf-related activities Friday and Saturday at Lanikai Community Center.

Friday features two classic films starting at 7:30 p.m.: Innermost Limits of Pure Fun by George Greenough and Morning of the Earth with amazing footage of 1970s surfing legends Gerry Lopez and Barry Kanaiapuni. The former explores the “tube” from the inside out.

Saturday’s events start at 7 a.m. with registration for a 2.4-mile stand-up paddleboard race. The race starts at the Kaiolena access point at 8 a.m. Categories include 12-foot and under surfboard style boards, 14-foot and under race boards, and keiki and their pets. These categories will be split into men, women and keiki under 14 years of age. (Race fee is $45 and includes a Lanikai Surf Festival rash guard and other great prizes.)

A craft fair opens at 10 a.m. with a beach theme, selling art, jewelry, surf products, bikinis and more to benefit Access Surf/Wounded Warrior Project and Lanikai Park.

A second movie night begins at 7:30 p.m. with Bustin’ Down the Door, which tells of the uphill battle the Aussies and South Africans faced coming to surf the North Shore.

Food will be provided on both nights, but bring your own drinks. Volunteers still are needed and can email or call 478-7973.