Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in Hawaii, he immediately finds out that he knows nothing about the local habits, customs, or pecking order which cause him some starting problems. After being robbed by the local surf gang, he has a chance meeting with famous surfboard shaper Chandler, and after figuring out they have an artistic connection, Chandler offers Rick a place to sleep and something to eat. Chandler teaches him how to "read" the big waves and the difference between 'soul surfers' and those who surf for fame and money. He also manages to get the attention of a beautiful young native, which further stirs the pot with the "locals" but in the end gives him the courage and determination to take what he has learned from Chandler and surf the big waves like he had dreamed he could. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The Peak... The Dream... The Ultimate Test.
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Did You Know?
Matt Adler, Gregory Harrison, and John Philbin actually did their own surfing while the pro surfers were used as stunt doubles for the more difficult maneuvers. See more
During the fight, Rocky's belt can be seen threaded through his belt loops. After Rick wins and Vince reaches for the belt, the belt is only wrapped around Rocky's waist. See more
Nobody listens to Turtle.
Referenced in Blue Crush
North Shore Roar
Written by Paul Delph
, Rebecca Parnell and Rick Parnell
Performed by Paul Delph
, John Goodsall, Doug Lunn and R.J. Parnell See more