Director(s): Nathan Kurosawa
Language: Pidgin/English with English subtitles
Length: 90 minutes
1 April - 19.30 hours - Filmmuseum Vondelpark Amsterdam
The honor of earning his place as the youngest world champion of all time in his sport brings the usual perks for 21-year old professional surfer David Monroe -- select females, corporate and label endorsements, an army of fans, an agent, limo’ rides, and the occasional explosions of arrogance. He even surmises that the misadventures following a mishap on the waves in his next competition can only be explained as a well-orchestrated prank by his rivals. David finds himself in 1911 Waikiki, no less, and seeks shelter with a native family in a nearby shack, the residence of Duke Kahanamoku, the man who, as master of giant mahogany plank-riding, revolutionized surfing. Kahanamoku teaches David the true spirit of aloha.