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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
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limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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A big time surfing champion who has lost true spirit of the sport gets a second chance to make his dreams come true when he is knocked unconscious and transported back in time in director Nathan Kurosawa's wave-twisting time travel drama. David Monroe may have a reputation as a surfing superstar, but somewhere deep inside he has lost what it takes to achieve greatness. When David wipes out while taking on a giant wave, he awakens on Waikiki Beach to discover that the year is 1911 to discover he will be there to witness the birth of modern surfing. Soon befriended by a kindly Hawaiian beach boy and future Olympic surfing superstar Duke Kahanamoku, David follows the boy's progress and encourages him to pursue his dreams of greatness while finally realizing that the true spirit of a winner lies not in the feats one has achieved, but in the determination and heart that it takes to make it all happen.