9th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival Set To Be Epic Weekend Of Film, Acoustic Music, Art, Ono Grindz & Drinks

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII: Get ready for Hawaii’s premiere international surf film showcase, the Kona Surf Film Festival, December 7 & 8, 2012. The ninth installment of this epic weekend of film, acoustic music, art, ono grindz and drinks is set to be the biggest festival yet with surprise special guests to share in the stoke.

The Kona Surf Film Festival showcases independent short and feature films from established and emerging surf filmmakers from around the globe.  The event is a benefit for the Kona Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Nā Kama Kai (Children of the Sea), whose mission is to empower youth by creating ocean-based programs that target ocean safety and conservation awareness.

This year festival organizers received a record number of film submissions including American, Australian, European and locally produced works.

Festival founder and program director, Chad Campbell, said "I'm so stoked to be gearing up for our 9th year.  It seems like each year we get more films, more art, more people, and always have a great time."

The 2012 Festival will again present a sustainable art fair showcasing planet-friendly local art, design, fashion, jewelry and surf equipment and accessories.  Art installations and an alternative surf movie screen will also feature as part of the line-up.  Opening up the festival is soulful Hawaiian singer Paula Fuga on Friday the 7th, and the Big Island’s own rising star Kimie Miner.

Stay tuned to this website for the complete list of films, music, entertainment, art, and famous faces.