Jake and his mother Alyssa move from Chicago to Wilmington, North Carolina. Jake’s dad passed away and they lost their home. Jake and Alyssa are going to stay with Alyssa’s father Lou. Alyssa hopes to find a job and then they can move to their own place. Jake learns the only summer activity in this town is surfing. Unfortunately, Jake doesn’t know how to surf.
There is a lot of drama and bullying by the experienced surfers of Jake’s age group. Also, Jake wants to go back to Chicago and reestablish his life there where he was happy. Because they lost their home, this isn't an option. It's tough for teens to make new friends and acclimate to a different home. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
120 min, Drama directed by Gary Wheeler with Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny, Adam Horner, Katie Garfield, J.D. Banks, Jason Castro, Louis Mandylor, Tim Ross.
Note: Imdb 5.4 out of 10, 18% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.1* out of 5* with 33 reviews.
Special Note: This movie was filmed in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Wrightsville is named for a local realtor Joshua G. Wright and many hurricanes have hit this area. Eric Roberts is the brother of actresses Julia and Lisa Roberts.