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...
RIDE THE WILD SURF IN HAWAII!...with the world's "wild water" champs...who ride and romance Waimea Bay...the Big Surf Daddy of them all!
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Did You Know?
The first feature film directed by TV-veteran Don Taylor
. When his mother died during filming, Columbia brought in Phil Karlson
to direct a few scenes (uncredited) in Taylor's absence. According to Tab Hunter
's autobiography, Karlson directed the scene in which Hunter assures his future mother-in-law that he's not a beach bum but rather a hard-working citizen. Producer Art Napoleon
also directed some scenes uncredited. See more
Continuity issues are always a problem for 1960s Surf movies, and this one starts off with no exception. In the first surf scene everyone is on 4 ft waves, then suddenly on 6 ft waves, and finally when the boys are ready to leave the beach the waves everyone is riding are 8 footers. Then as the boys show their expertise, they are back on 4 footers again and someone in the crowd even comments that one of the boys is an expert small wave rider from California. See more
[to Jody Wallis
You're a funny boy. One minute you're shooting harpoons at someone and the next, you're very nice.
Use of Kawela Bay and Kahuku for photography through the courtesy of The Estate of James Campbell. See more
Ride the Wild Surf
by Jan Berry
, Brian Wilson
and Roger Christian
Sung by Jan & Dean
(as Jan and Dean) See more