“NU The Movie” makes its Kaua‘i premier at the Waimea Theatre on Saturday for two showings, 7 p.m. (all ages) and 9 p.m. for 18-and-over viewers. There is a $12 cover charge per person.
The flick features the best new surfers from the amateur movement, and focuses on the fresh faces in the future of surfing.
With a soundtrack featuring Kaua‘i’s own Kai Roots, “NU” delivers enough raw footage to feed your surfing appetite.
What does “NU” stand for? “NU” stands for a couple of things: Nalu Underground the surf magazine, and also for “new,” because this film exposes something totally new for surf movies.
“NU The Movie,” directed by Ross Haines, a University of Hawai‘i alumni, and produced by Mike and Curt Smith from the westside of Kaua‘i is, “a special blend of all the right ingredients,” Haines said.
The focus of this movie is to spotlight amateur surfers, such as 13-year-old Carissa Moore, who’s upping the stakes for women’s surfers everywhere, and Ola Elogram’s mind-blowing airs.