Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Surfers Paddle From Oahu to Kauai for Autism Documentary

Don and Beau King (Photo: Cindy Ellen Russell / Hnl Star Bulletin)

Big name big wave surfers Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama trekked 78 miles in 19 hours over land and sea to get from Oahu to Kauai. While paddling on their surfboards, the two endured stormy winds and squalls--all for the purpose of promoting their friend Don King's documentary "Beautiful Son," about his autistic 6-year-old son Beau. King, arguably the top surf and water cinematographer, made the film to bring awareness to the struggles of raising an autistic child. King said that he hopes the trek made by Hamilton and Kalama will raise $40,000 to help the documentary gain wider distribution.

2 surfers paddle to Kauai from Oahu in 19 hours [Hnl Star-Bulletin, 10/11/06]
Big wave surfers complete island journey [AP via Hnl Advertiser, 10/11/06]

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