In Theaters Soon: A Doc Following Iconic Surfer Duke Kahanamoku

Olympic champion, American hero, and the king of surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, is coming to the big screen in a documentary. It promises a deep dive into one of America’s greatest sporting icons.

“Waterman” unravels Kahanamoku’s storied legacy, following his journey to becoming a legendary swimmer, surfer, and trailblazer of his day.

From his unrivaled ascent in Olympic swimming to his pioneering work in the world of surfing, the five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian shattered records and brought surfing to the world — though he encountered plenty of challenges along the way.

The award-winning documentary from Sidewinder Films features interviews with some modern-day surfing icons including Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore, Jack Johnson, Duane DeSoto, and Laird Hamilton.

Check out the trailer and get tickets for “Waterman,” which opens in theaters on April 1, 2022.

Runtime: 2 minutes

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Kristen Arendt

Kristen Arendt is a creative writer and lover of the great outdoors. A long-time competitive runner on both the roads and track, she's branched out into vehicle-assisted adventure, trail running, and backpacking. When she’s not playing with words or planning her next adventure, she’s most likely exploring a trail in the mountains of her home state of Colorado.

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