Dana is 18, gorgeous and a killer surfer with a shelf full of trophies to prove it. When her father pressures her to buckle down and go to college, Dana flees her Beverly Hills home for the beaches of South Africa, the site of some of the world's most awesome surf and her late mother's home country. With her mom's journal in hand and a mismatched gang of surf fanatics watching her back, Dana embarks on an odyssey along the breathtaking southern coast of Africa to fulfill her mother's dream-one long, flawless journey down the barrel of the killer waves of J-Bay. Written by
Dana (Sasha Jackson) is a rich California girl. Her father is pushing her to settle down but she is restless to follow her surfer mother's footsteps back to her home country of South Africa. She surfs the waves and takes the same Polaroids as her mother. She befriends a black surfer named Pushy (Elizabeth Mathis). She is confronted by alpha dog Tara. There is a community of surfers who is squatting on the beach. Tim is a nice photographer. Grant is the charming surfer but he could be bad news. While chasing down her mother's stuff that was stolen, Dana and Pushy discover something darker.
This is more or less a TV movie that is vastly inferior to the original. The original's cast has charisma and spunk. Sasha Jackson is a really pretty girl but she is mostly a Polaroid copy. Going to South Africa has some potential but mostly it is indistinguishable from countless other beach movies. There is plenty of pretty people on the beach and surfing. Then it tries to add some tough drama but it plays more like an after-school special. Even the surfing doesn't seem as exciting. The drama feels manufactured, the thrills are light and the actors don't stick.
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