Recognizing the environmental contributions of Surfrider Foundation Delaware and honoring the 100th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, the Cinema Art Theater of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present a summer film celebration.
“Big Wave Guardians” opens Friday, August 19 and “Five Summer Stories – 50th Anniversary” opens Friday, August 26.
Special admission price is $8 for Surfrider Foundation members and lifeguards, with ID.
“Big Wave Guardians” is a gripping feature-length documentary that tells the story of Hawaii’s Big Wave Guardians – the lifeguards who risk their lives in the world’s most dangerous waves. The film traces the history of lifeguards in Hawaii, from Duke Kahanamoku and the Waikiki Beach Boys in the 1920s to Eddie Aikau on the North Shore of Oahu in the 1970s. The films also spotlight Brian Keaulana and Terry Ahue, pioneers of personal watercraft use with Hawaiian lifeguards in the 1990s. The film honors big wave surfer Sion Milosky, who died in 2011, and the formation of the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group in 2011.
“Five Summer Stories – 50th Anniversary” is an uplifting remix of the genre’s first surf documentary created in 1972. The film features music composed by 1970s rock/surf band Honk with songs from the Southern Beach Boys from California.
Screening times and passes are available at rehobothfilm.com or at the theater box office starting 30 minutes before each screening.