The central figure in this examination of surfing is Ricky Grigg, a 29-year-old Californian who was the 1967 World Champion Surfer as well as a student of oceanography. Beginning with footage shot in California, the film describes the origins of the sport itself and its rapid development during the last decade. Included are scenes of Australia's beaches, a skiing interlude, a beach-buggy ride, and the continuing progress of a neophyte surfer from France, John Teague, who succeeds primarily in getting in everyone else's way. The concluding portion takes place in Hawaii at Oahu's famed "Banzai Pipeline" where the powerful waves rise to over 40 feet.
Location scenes filmed in California, Australia, and Hawaii. Also known as Blue Surfari.