How could a kid from the desert know anything about surfing? In "North Shore" (1987), a hot young surfer wins a wave-tank contest in Arizona and decides to move to Hawaii to surf the North shore pipeline. The locals make fun of him, but, luckily, an aginghippie who designs boards for a living takes the young man under his wing and teaches him the ropes. Suddenly, it seems the unlikely newcomer stands a chance at winning the international surfing competition. A crowd-pleasing favorite for surfers and non-surfers alike.