For a 25 year old movie this stands up pretty well. It starts off all a bit rose tinted, but goes darker as the main character's paths split, with only their shared love of surfing providing a link to each other. The cast fit the parts well. Jan Michael Vincent (more famous for his pertually squinting Stringfellow Hawk from Airwolf) is the most talented surfer of the three, but nearly throws it all away to alchohol addiction (not totally removed from real life then). Gary Busey is the other draft dodger who ends up a drug dealer (which nicely counterparts his role in that other classic surfer movie, Point Break), with the third guy (forget his name) going to vietnam and returning as a war hero. Overall it's a nice movie showing the friendship between three surfing buddies and how it evolves. And some old school surfing. Recommended.
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