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
Jody and Brie...the "Beach Bum" and "the girl most likely"!
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Did You Know?
The first feature film directed by TV-veteran Don Taylor
. When his mother died during filming, Columbia brought in Phil Karlson
to direct a few scenes (uncredited) in Taylor's absence. According to Tab Hunter
's autobiography, Karlson directed the scene in which Hunter assures his future mother-in-law that he's not a beach bum but rather a hard-working citizen. Producer Art Napoleon
also directed some scenes uncredited. See more
In the battle between Jody and Eskimo, as they are being tossed off their boards, they must swim to retrieve them. In the next to last ride for Esses, Jody actually grabs the wrong board by mistake. He grabs a yellow board broadside in frothing water, cut to Ess with the yellow board, and then cut to Jody with the correct board. See more
[to Jody Wallis
You're a funny boy. One minute you're shooting harpoons at someone and the next, you're very nice.
Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential
Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry
, Brian Wilson
and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean
(as Jan and Dean) See more