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action & adventure, sports

The Kelly brothers spend their youth searching for the perfect wave in Australia. Out of necessity the family launches a backyard surf business - re-thinking board design, crafting homemade wetsuits and selling merchandise out of their van.

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Rotten: This poor-surfers-make-good drama from Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott relies more than it should on toned thighs and taut gluteals. Be grateful; there's nothing to see on dry land that's anywhere near as compelling.

- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Friday, August 2, 2013

Rotten: I'm a sucker for films with great surfing footage, let alone wacky '70s hairstyles. But this overlong, clich-infested Aussie period drama tested my patience.

- Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Friday, August 2, 2013

Rotten: The leads are engaging, and Pollard in particular projects an easygoing, friendly machismo. Where the movie routinely disappoints, though, is in pursuit of a perfect storm of conflict story lines ...

- Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, August 1, 2013

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The first hour is a little slow and I almost stopped it a few times, but the ending was great and I am very glad that I stuck with it.

- fb1292158502, Saturday, August 3, 2013

2 stars

This movie was a bit all over the place. It was part surf movie with some great visuals, part family drama, part drug scene hippie lifestyle, part underdog story, with a small part of love story to round things out. The movie was entertaining enough for one watch, but it is not something I could recommend to people.

- Hamee, Sunday, December 29, 2013