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Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love...

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Jody Wallis
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Brie Matthews
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Chase Colton
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Augie Poole
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Steamer Lane
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Lily Kilua
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Eskimo
John Anthony Hayes ...
Frank Decker (as Anthony Hayes)
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Charlie
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Mrs. Kilua
Murray Rose ...
Swag
Robert Kenneally ...
Russ
David Cadiente ...
Ally
Mark LeBuse ...
Phil (as Alan LeBuse)
Paul Tremaine ...
Vic
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A group of friends go to Hawaii in order to practice surfing, their favorite sport. But this is not all they do there - they also find love... Written by Volker Boehm

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RIDE THE WILD SURF IN HAWAII!...with the world's "wild water" champs...who ride and romance Waimea Bay...the Big Surf Daddy of them all! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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5 August 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al romper las olas  »

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Trivia

Just two minutes and 50 seconds after the end of the opening credits, all three leading men have their shirts off. See more »

Goofs

When Jody Wallis (Fabian) takes refuge from a rain storm in a closed hut, outside in the rain his short is soaked, but when he comes through the door inside his short is mostly dry with a few water spots on it. See more »

Quotes

Brie Matthews: [to Jody Wallis] You're a funny boy. One minute you're shooting harpoons at someone and the next, you're very nice.
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Connections

Referenced in Pajama Party (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfer's Stomp
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Z. Gordon
Performed by The Marketts
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DUDE ~ Where's the Beach!?
19 April 2004 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

RIDE THE WILD SURF remains as one of my very favorite 'surf/beach' genre films (notable others: BLUE CRUSH, BIG WEDNESDAY, the GIDGET series, the Avalon/Funnicello BEACH movies, ALOHA SUMMER, Bruce Brown's ENDLESS SUMMER films ~ and hey ... you could even include Nickelodeon TV's popular ROCKET POWER animated series into this mix!). Although several of the fore-mentioned are documentary-style films, they are nonetheless true 'surf' Classics which are a MUST to own/see and should NOT be ignored. RIDE THE WILD SURF was well-stocked with talented actors (see the Credits) and although these actors never truly dared the 'heavies' at Waimea Bay ... only the laughable (yet fun) stationary studio boards with backdrop waves) ... there are quite a few great stock footage scenes of enjoyable, real surfing! The plot was surprisingly more of an adult oriented drama than a juvenile film, therefore adding a bit more realism to the (albeit thin) storyline. The production values were fine and the soundtrack was stoked with some great JAN & DEAN tunes!! True to 60's standards, there is no GORE, NUDITY, PROFANITY-LACED-DIALOGUE, or EXTREME VIOLENCE - so it can be enjoyed by the entire family. I really cannot find fault with this film and highly recommend it for your film library! Now, if only COLUMBIA PICTURES would get off it's corporate ass and release this little gem onto DVD (that's a big HINT)! Until such time, you will have to suffice by renting a VHS copy from your local Blockbuster - the film has almost never been seen on TV (very possibly once - many years ago on AMC-TV). Until then try some of the films listed above and you WON'T be disappointed! 'Til then ... SURF ON, KAHUNA!


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