August 14, 2022

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LST | via PR Newswire | NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Surfalorus honors local legends and Hawaiian aristocracy | During the Eastern Surf Championships, which take place from September 18-21, 2022, North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier will host the eleventh annual Surfalorus Film Festival. This event will celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary. A packed roster of films will be presented during Surfalorus, including a portrait by Mike Leech of local icon Jesse Hines and the premiere of the documentary Waterman, which will focus on the life of Hawaiian politician Duke Kahanamoku. On the final night of the festival, we will be showing “For the Dream” with special guest Ben Gravy in attendance.

The festival will officially begin on Sunday at Outer Surf with a special screening of HINES. Afterward, the celebration will shift to Swells’a Brewing for the release of the book North of Nowhere: The Surf Photography of Mike Nelson. Matt Pruett and Mike Nelson will also be at Surfalorus to chat to guests about the book and sign copies of it for those guests who purchase it.

At Jennette’s Pier, the film Sweet Adventure will play on the 20th of September, bringing the entire schedule to a close. This whimsical feature, which is narrated in a wonderful way by action sports legend Salema Masekela, features a handful of cameos from surf culture legends in addition to slick photography, perfectly curated music, and well-constructed edits. The feature also features a handful of cameos from legendary surfers. This is a primer on how to experience the incredible wave conditions and lines that El Sal has to offer in the event that you have never surfed there before. Following the viewing of the film, there will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

However, a festival is not considered to be “full” until it includes a number of fantastic short films to keep the creative juices flowing. The first installment of Shorts Block will be screened on Monday evening, immediately following a memorial service honoring the life of ESA Co-founder Cecil Lear. The shorts block features videos from a variety of countries, ranging from Turkey to Brazil and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, to Scotland, with a few stops at unidentified spots in between. This assortment of stories includes everything from a caper comedy to an adventure into the “Cramaverse.” The second installment of Shorts Block can be seen at Jennette’s Pier on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and features the same wild reach.

Tickets can be purchased for any of the screenings at this time by visiting You may also buy a pass that gives you access to everything for just $25. This year marks the 11th annual Surfalorus Film Festival, which is being hosted by North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier. Additionally, the festival is a co-presentation of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Dare Arts, and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is providing assistance. For further information, please get in touch with Dan at On request, high-resolution images and graphics relating to the featured films can be provided.

SOURCE Surfalorus Film Festival

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