The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

The scari­est thing about your fears is not so much over­com­ing them, but recog­nis­ing them then con­fronting them. It’s the cen­tral theme in this vi­brant and en­ter­tain­ing surfer “chick flick” that, de­spite all the froth, is not a bad night in. Set in Hawaii, it’s the clas­sic “poor girl makes good” sce­nario re­volv­ing around a lo­cal (Kate Bos­worth) who has the tal­ent to be the world’s best surfer but is ham­strung by in­ner de­mons. While jug­gling her trou­bled life around train­ing for the big con­test, she falls for a vis­it­ing pro foot­ball player (Matthew Davis). The rich boy­poor girl love story is all rather pre­dictable, so, thank heavens for the surf scenes, which are ex­cel­lent, giv­ing us a fresh an­gle on the pound­ing those big Hawai­ian rollers can dish out. ★★★

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