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Surfrider benefit to feature 'Highwater' premiere


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“Highwater,” the latest film from Dana Brown, premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ward Stadium 16 during a benefit for the Surfrider Foundation.

The surf documentary, which carries the secondary title, “Paradise Lost Paradise Found,” chronicles the Pipe Masters and Triple Crown competitions on the North Shore and spotlights pro surfers Andy Irons, Malik Joyeux, Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia, Rochelle Ballard, Brian Keaulana, Jon-Jon Florence, Carissa Moore and others.

Brown wrote, directed and narrates the film, which features music by Jake Shimabukuro.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Ward box office, call 1-800-FANDANGO or visit www.fandango.com. Prices are $10.75 general admission, $7.50 for seniors and children and $8.50 for military.

All proceeds from the premiere will support local Surfrider chapters, which focus on water quality, beach access, plastic marine debris and coastal stewardship issues.

“Highwater” opens Friday at the Maui Megaplex in Kahului and in Los Angeles and New York. For more information about the film, visit www.highwatermovie.com.

Update: Pro surfer Mark Healey will host a Q&A session Friday following the 8:00 p.m. screening at Ward Stadium 16.

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