Friday, July 24, 2009

2nd annual surf film fest

aloha tonight is the closing party this years 2nd annual surf film fest at the honolulu academy of arts. the closing movie is "dear and yonder" and the party has been sponsored by primo - big mahalo to them for donating the beer. tonight will be a fun night see you there!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

2009 Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction

Event producer Randy Rarick has done it again! This year's auction is already shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.  As has become the tradition, veteran surfboard designers, shapers and manufactures will be in attendance, including Matt Kivlin, Joe Quigg, Greg Noll, Dick Brewer, Ben Aipa, Bing Copeland, and Ole Olson, amongst a host of others.

Surf stars of the '60s the likes of Jock Sutherland, Fred Hemmings, Ricky Grigg, Joey Cabell, Buffalo Keaulana and many others will also be on hand. They will be joined by short board pioneers of the '70s & '80s: Pipeline Masters Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell and Jeff Crawford; as well as world champions Mark Richards, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, and Tom Carroll, all of whom will have personalized surfboards from the various eras. They will be joined by revered Hawaii surfers Larry Bertlemann, Barry Kanaiaupuni and Bobby Owens.

Never-before-seen surfboards have been unearthed, including an ancient 1850 breadfruit board, turn-of-the-century redwood planks, hollow paddle boards, design-changing early wood/fiberglass prototypes, big wave "guns" of the '60s, and pro boards of the '70s and '80s.

Along with the treasure trove of surfboards will be an eclectic selection of Hawaiian-theme artwork, surf contest items, unique island-influenced surf memorabilia, some of the first images of surfing ever depicted in print from Missonary times, off-beat surf advertising from early media, and other rare finds.

The ever-popular "Antiques Road Show"-style appraisals will be back again for those curious to find out the value of personal surf collectibles.

Monday, July 6, 2009

surf discussion series

Chinatown Boardroom is please to announce the speaker for this month’s Surf Discussion Series. We are honored to have filmmaker Jack McCoy on Wednesday, July 15.  Jack McCoy is a renowned international filmmaker with over 20 movies under his belt. Jack was born in Hawaii and he currently lives in Australia. He will be in Hawaii to introduce his movie “Green Iguana” at the 2nd Annual Surf Film Fest at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, this will be a great opportunity to meet Jack and talk story with a surf legend. The Surf Discussion Series creates a forum for people to meet and discuss surfing, culture and life.

What: Surf Discussion Series 

Who: Jack McCoy

Topic: Surf Movies

Where: Chinatown Boardroom 1160 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu, HI 96817

When: Wednesday, July 15 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


STIX FLIX – a surf movie poster art show inspired by surfing, fun, sun, and sand. STIX FLIX will showcase in association with the 2nd Annual Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. This group art show consists of local and international artists. For this show each artist was asked to create a fictional surf movie poster. Chinatown Boardroom will donate a portion of the proceeds to AccesSurf Hawaii.