‘Soul Surfer’ Premiere

Family, friends and fans of Kaua’i teen surfing legend Bethany Hamilton turned out March 23 at Kukui Grove Cinema for the VIP premiere of Soul Surfer, which opens in theaters April 8.

The movie depicts Hamilton’s brave journey and courageous comeback following a shark attack at age 13. In attendance were the Blanchard family, who saved Hamilton’s life; Kaua‘i youth leader Sarah Hill, portrayed by Carrie Underwood; and Hamilton’s parents Cheri and Tom Hamilton, portrayed by Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid. Learn more at soulsurferthemovie.com.

Photos by Amanda C. Gregg