North Shore (film)

North Shore is a 1987 film about Rick Kane Matt Adler, a young surfer from a wave tank in Arizona, who heads to surf the season on the North Shore of O ahu and see if he has the skills to cut it as a pro surfer. As he progresses on his journey, he learns the qualities he possesses are not going to pull him through alone.

North Shore features professional surfers Shaun Tomson, Gerry Lopez Vince, Laird Hamilton Lance Burkhart, Mark Occhilupo, Robbie Page Alex Rogers, Mark Foo, Derek Ho, Hans Hedemann, Ken Bradshaw, Christian the KID Fletcher and several others. The character of Rick Kane was loosely based on Connecticut born surfer Benjamin Barney Partyka. The firstever professional surfer, Corky Carroll, plays a competition announcer in the film.Laird Hamiltons adoptive father Bill Hamilton was a surfboard shaper and glasser on Oahu in the 1960s and 1970s and owned a small business handmaking custom, highperformance surfboards for the Oahu North Shore big wave riders of the era, similar to the character Chandler in the film. In reality, Laird is a big wave rider and loathes competition like the Chandler character does. ........

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