Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)





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In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to catch a few famous Kauai waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new family including "Uncle Chris" (the 12-year-old son of his new step-grandmother) who resents the upcoming marriage. Chris's only interest is to join a mountain boarding crew led by a teenage bully. When Johnny's grandfather and his new wife open a surf shop that also caters to mountain boarders, they are soon embroiled in a turf war with a rival shop owner who wants to shut their business down. Chris's antics cause complications for the store opening and the wedding, but eventually he reaches out to Johnny who helps Chris find his place within the new family and settle a turf war between the dueling sports shops.
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board

All Critics (2)

Tsunami sequel fun, but doesn't make waves.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
Common Sense Media inoffensive and surprisingly watchable entry within the Disney Channel's lightweight oeuvre.

Full Review… | October 13, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board


i liked this movie a lot. has some cool surfing, skateboarding, dirtboarding, and other sports in it.

Kyra Doone
Kyra Doone

5.5/10. Brandon Baker's natural and likeable perfortmance lifts up this film from a well worn plot. Good location filming, harmless family film with admirable intentions.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This is perhaps one of my favorite Disney movies of 2007. I was so amazed at the stunts performed by the actors and the stunt doubles, the angles were amazing, I have never seen dirt boarding before this movie, and I have got to say that I am impressed. The story has its pivotal moments, especially with the family ties that keep getting built and then destroyed by external stimuli. Chris was my favorite character and acted great as well. The family was so funny that I found myself bursting out laughing really loud at times. A nice entertaining movie to see while sitting around the dinner table. Very family orientated.

Tristan H
Tristan H

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