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?
The last film role of Cristina Raines, who went onto play a few roles as guest spots in television before retiring from acting and embarking on a career as a nurse. See more
When Rick picks up Kiani at the party, it is night time. Almost immediately after the couple leaves, it is day time. This is the part of the movie where Kiani shows Rick her true home. See more
So this is where you work Turtle?
Only when da surf's bad, Barney. Cause' when da surf's good, nobody works!
Spoofed in Surf's Up
Sounds of Then
Written by Mark Callaghan
Performed by GANGgajang
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a Division of PolyGram Records, Inc. See more