Before entering art school next autumn, Rick sets out to spend the summer surfing at Hawaii. He knows nothing about the local habits, what causes him some starting problems, but by chance he gets a room in the house of guru Chandler. He teaches him the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. Also he manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native. (Features special appearances by real-life champions like Shaun Tompson, Derek Ho and others in many surfing scenes) Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.
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Did You Know?
Before John Philbin
could land the role of Turtle he had to convince the producers he could pull it off. So he flew to Hawaii for a few months prior to principal photography to get in shape, learn to surf, and perfect the local accent so his pidgin would sound convincing. He got so into surfing that to this day he still surfs and helps operate a surfing school. See more
In some surfing scenes Rick is seen surfing goofy-foot; in others he's regular-foot. See more
So this is where you work Turtle?
Only when da surf's bad, Barney. Cause' when da surf's good, nobody works!
Referenced in Blue Crush
Nature of the Beast
Written by Doc Neeson
and Jeff Paris
Performed by The Angels
(as Angel City)
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