Hollywood-made surfing film “Blue Crush” to premiere on Kaua’i

Universal Studios and Kong radio are hosting a special screening of “Blue Crush”, a Hollywood-made feature film with a surfing theme that was shot last winter on the North Shore of O’ahu.

The film’s Kaua’i ties include the film’s co-star Sanoe Lake, who was born and raised on Kaua’i by her parents Laola Aea and Keone Lake, and makes her film debut in the movie.

The new film also features surfing stunts and cameo appearances by Kaua’i’s women’s pro surfing tour surfers Rochelle Ballard and Keala Kennelly.

“Blue Crush” is a movie about surfer girls living in Hawai’i with a desire to surf professionally and it relies heavily on excellent surf footage with a Hawaiian backdrop.

Universal Studios has agreed to joint promote a special screening of this movie with the KONG Radio Group. KONG recently worked with Disney Studios in holding a premiere party for the popular summertime animated film “Lilo & Stitch”.

The “Blue Crush” screening is scheduled for Thursday evening August 8 at 9:30 p.m. at the Kukui Grove Cinema. A surfing theme atmosphere will be featured within the theater. Some 200 tickets to the premiere are being given away on KONG radio 93.5 over the next three weeks.

At the showing a custom surfboard from Papa Sau Surfboards will be given away, along with additional beach and surf prizes, plus Universal Studios Blue Crush promotional materials.

Kong is also giving away a special prize of a VIP row of 12 seats to the lucky person who is chosen in a drawing of names gathered at stores participating in a promotion for the premiere.

Andy Melamed KONG’s sales manager said Hollywood’s unique interest with Kaua’i, and the success of previous release parties for “Planet of the Apes”, and “Lilo & Stitch”, is a sign of a developing relationship and partnership between Hollywood, KONG, and Kaua’i in staging premiers for Kaua’i-related films.

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