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North Shore is a film about a surfer from Arizona who goes to Hawaii in pursuit of the best waves in the world, to try his luck at becoming a professional surfer. The film was produced by William Phelps and was shot on location at some of the most famous beaches in the world, on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. The film tells the story of Rick Kane, who ditches his life on the mainland and chases his dream to rise to the top of the surfing world.

Rick had grown up in Hawaii and had recently won a surf contest at a standing wave that was created for riders in Arizona who don't have the luxury of having great waves in their backyard. He takes the winnings from the contest, after recently graduating high school, and gets a plane ticket to the North Shore of Hawaii. Once in Hawaii Rick meets up with an old friend from Arizona and a few professional surfers, and he embarks on his first attempt at riding ocean waves. Once in the water, he realizes that riding ocean waves is completely different from riding the wave tank that he had learned on.

Unaware that he would have to learn and adjust to a whole new style of surfing, Rick handles the adversity and persists in learning this new style of surfing that he had not been accustomed to. While surfing he is also chased out of the water and off the beach by several locals after doing something in the water that they didn't like. The film accurately depicts the localism that is involved in surfing and the violence that often ensues when a person does something that angers the locals at a certain surf spot.

The film shows how often we expect a certain thing and are dealt a completely different hand, and how a person has to deal with adversity when it’s thrown in their face. North Shore is a story about a man's attempt to reach his dreams while he’s faced with unexpected problems that he has to overcome while in a foreign land.

PG
| 1987 | 1 hr 36 min | 6.5/10
Cast
Matt Adler, Gregory Harrison, Nia Peeples, John Philbin
Studio
Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
Director
William Phelps
Language
English
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