This landmark title from surf movie extraordinaire Bill Ballard is the first of its kind to feature all women surfers. Top names include Lisa Andersen, Rochelle Ballard, Layne Beachley, ... See full summary »
After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt.Written by
Based on an article by Susan Orlean called "The Maui Surfer Girls" which was first published in 1998 in "Women Outside" magazine, and then in the book "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup" which is a collection of Orlean's profile articles. See more »
During the surfing competition at the end of the movie, you can repeatedly see scuba divers when the waves raise. These are crew to assist the actresses as no one but the man on the watercraft with the stretcher comes to the aid of the two surfers who suffer injuries and have to be rescued. See more »
Don't worry, Penny. There's still plenty of time to get pregnant and go on welfare.
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Anne Marie Chadwick (Kate Bosworth) is a local surfer girl with best friends Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) aiming to surf the Pipe in competition. Her little sister Penny (Mika Boorem) is getting more rebellious especially when their mother leaves town. She struggles against testosterone driven surf culture, and her disgusting job as a hotel maid. However the arrival of pro football quarterback Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis) may distract her away from her goal.
On the surface, this movie has beautiful babes in beautiful exotic locales. Beneath the surface, there is a compelling underdog story. It has emotions. She has to overcome her fears. Kate Bosworth is good as a girl unsure of herself. Rodriguez is the girl with attitude to spare. It's more than a simple exploitation film.
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