You may, or may not, have noticed that it’s the 20th anniversary of the film Blue Crush. To celebrate that achievement surf wear company Roxy has just released The Kate Bosworth x Roxy collection. Bosworth, now 40, played the lead character Anne Marie, a super-talented surfer with a confidence problem. The light and breezy script followed a group of Oahu-residing girls who try to balance work, friendship, romance… and surfing Pipeline. It scored good reviews and grossed a whopping $55 million at the box office.
It was a rare case of Hollywood getting surfing, mostly, right. History shows there are three types of Hollywood surf films. A tiny percentage that are so good they are good. The overwhelming majority that are so bad they are just bad. And then there is the holy grail; the surf films so bad, they are actually good. Here are the five of best, or worst, Hollywood surf films, depending how you look at it.