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Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 5 August 1964 (USA)
2:43 | Trailer
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...


Don Taylor, Phil Karlson (uncredited)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian ... Jody Wallis
Shelley Fabares ... Brie Matthews
Peter Brown ... Chase Colton
Barbara Eden ... Augie Poole
Tab Hunter ... Steamer Lane
Susan Hart ... Lily
James Mitchum ... Eskimo
John Anthony Hayes ... Frank Decker (as Anthony Hayes)
Roger Davis ... Charlie
Catherine McLeod ... Mrs. Kilua
Murray Rose Murray Rose ... Swag
Robert Kenneally Robert Kenneally ... Russ Fulton
David Cadiente David Cadiente ... Ally Maloha
Mark LeBuse Mark LeBuse ... Phil (as Alan LeBuse)
Paul Tremaine Paul Tremaine ... Vic


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 Volker Boehm

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Who will be crowned King of the Surf? See more »


Comedy | Drama | Sport


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Did You Know?


Just two minutes and 50 seconds after the end of the opening credits, all three leading men have their shirts off. 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 »


Ralph 'Steamer' Lane: Can you do that?
Lily Kilua: Yes.
Ralph 'Steamer' Lane: You're kidding.
Lily Kilua: Well, I do it a little different.
Ralph 'Steamer' Lane: Go on, show me.
Lily Kilua: You want me to?
Ralph 'Steamer' Lane: Sure, why not?
Lily Kilua: Alright!
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Crazy Credits

Use of Kawela Bay and Kahuku for photography through the courtesy of The Estate of James Campbell. See more »


Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) See more »


Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry, Brian Wilson and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean (as Jan and Dean)
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Loads of fun
9 February 2002 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Surfing's answer to Red Line 7000. Fabian looks to outlast his buddies at the annual Waimea Bay surfing blowout on the North Shore of Oahu. A great period piece filmed at the same time as the Beach Blanket movies, but with less comedy and romance and more emphasis on competition. As already noted by reviewers, lots of great surfing shots mixed with laughable (almost campy) shots of the stars in lifeless waters. Still, stars take it seriously. Loads of fun if you like this sort of thing.

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Release Date:

5 August 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surfen auf Leben und Tod See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jana Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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