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Surf School (2006)

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A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one ... See full summary »


Joel Silverman


Joel Silverman





Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Sevier ... Jordan
Laura Bell Bundy ... Doris
Sisqó ... Mo
Lee Norris ... Larry
Miko Hughes ... Taz
Harland Williams ... Rip
Taylor Negron ... Boris
Diane Delano ... Tillie
Ryan Carnes ... Tyler
Matt T. Baker ... Stoop
Cam Powell ... Roach
Angie Ruiz ... Mariana
Eriko Tamura ... Chika
Lin Shaye ... Larry's Mom
Beverly Leech ... Jordan's Mom


A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your classic Cinderella story into the world of surfing, complete with hi-jinx and the aesthetic beauty of surf mecca Costa Rica, our spectacular set location. Written by Anonymous

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American Pie at the beach...in Costa Rica. Surf's up! See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related humor/dialogue and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Haylie Duff was originally signed on for a role, but dropped out shortly before production began. See more »


Obvious stunt double when Taz is surfing. See more »


Tillie: Well, as you know, every revolution requires a secret mission or two to level the battlefield, so Boris and I whipped up a little something that might even the odds tomorrow.
Taz: What is this?
Tillie: Microscopic crabs. Kind of tough to focus on your surfing when you got those cute little critters dancing in your shorts.
Boris: In 1971, I put the crabs like that into the jockstrap of President Nixon. I was towel boy in racquet club, and there is famous film of Nixon shaking the hand of Chinese premier, and then ...
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »


Get Together
Written by Chet Powers
Performed by Laura Bell Bundy
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Surf School, Surf School, AAAHHHH! Surf School....
18 February 2014 | by ksayers2013See all my reviews

Where do I start. Well, after deciding this would be an excellent Friday evening movie, my wife and I made popcorn, fixed some drinks and got comfy on the couch. The evening was set, once I hit play on the remote to start the epic movie journey, referred to as surf school. The movie extravaganza that followed single handedly changed my perception of any future cinema experience.

It was interesting that at about the 6 minute mark of the movie, the plot started to become apparent. This was about the same time I finished my first drink, whereby and tried to use the glass tumbler to slash my arteries to end the painful sensation I was experiencing through the TV screen. This may sound extreme, but I suggest you only question those other lost souls who have witnessed this movie to at least try to understand. Glancing at my wife who loves a good comedy, I found her in the fetal position, shaking and inconsolable due to the footage she had to endure. And this was only now 7 minutes in.

We made it to the end of the film, thinking to ourselves it couldn't get any worse. However, the Jews said that early in World war 2 and we were both wrong.

The ending made my day however, the Gothic chick with no mates turned out to be a blond babe who could instantly surf, meaning everyone was happy and lived happily ever after on the beach. I will admit, any movie that is strong enough to tie up all the loose ends in such a way is pure production and directional brilliance.

The movie was nothing short of a modern day cinematic classic, up there with the godfather, the shaw-shank redemption and that opening sequence of saving private Ryan.

I recommend it be played to suspects during police interrogations in order to seek quick confessions, whereby people will admit to anything in order to have it turned off.

Should you be on a date with a new partner and it isn't working out so well, pop this DVD in and they will be gone in no time, never to return.

Watch at your own peril.

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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surf School See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Rica See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Surf School LLC See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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