Big-wave surfers to attend film screening

Haiku Elementary School 5th-graders will be hosting school alumni and big-wave surfers Matt Meola, Albee Layer, Paige Alms, the Walsh brothers – Ian, DK and Shaun – as well as Marcio Freire, Francisco Procella, Kiva Rivers and director Wangdu Hovey at the showing of the surf movie “Jaws – Changing the Game” at Haiku Family Movie Night on Friday at the Haiku Field House. The movie is free and open to the public.

The surfers will be on hand to meet with students and families from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will also be able to sign posters of the movie, which will be available for purchase for $1. The Haiku School 5th-graders will be selling food, drink and refreshments, and the proceeds will benefit their class trip to the Big Island at the end of the school year.

The movie will start at 6:30 p.m.

The movie “Tangled” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at the school campus for children who may prefer it over the surf movie. Hollywood concept artist and Haiku School parent Craig Mullins, who worked on the production, will be on hand to show the children original concept art he created for the film. The film will start immediately after his short presentation.

“Jaws – Changing the Game,” is a documentary focusing on a new generation of Maui surfers who have gone beyond the limits of big-wave surfing by deciding that being towed into the crushing waves of Peahi – aka “Jaws” wasn’t enough – they starting paddling in to challenge these waves. This just-released surf movie is from local company Peahi Surf Media and has only been shown at a few film festivals, including the Maui Film Festival. Haiku School is hosting a rare community showing of the film.

For more information, contact the Haiku School Parent-Community Networking Center at 575-3004.