The Hawaiian Islands continue to dominate the surfing world. The sun soaked beaches of Hawaii?
GV & SV Surfer riding wave (2 shots)
SV Surfers listen to surf report on car radio (and setting off for beach) (4 shots)
SV Surf car along road and arriving at Diamond Head (3 shots)
CU Sign "High surf area" and "Dangerous Swimming" sign PAN TO Swimmers (3 shots)
SV Surfers walking to shore with boards (2 shots)
SVs & GVs Surfers in action (3 shots)
GV ZOOM INTO CU Girl reading "Jaws"
SV Young surfers gazing out to sea
GV Surfers riding waves (3 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Surfer on shore as sun sets
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Background: The Hawaiian Islands continue to dominate the surfing world. The sun soaked beaches of Hawaii are the meccas of surfers of all ages from all countries.
Life on the main islands is almost completely dominated by the size and shape of the waves.
For many the day starts with the first surf report on the radio. That determines which beach the surfer will head for.
In Hawaii, his choice is made harder by the fact that there are several beaches that provide the world's most challenging surf daily.
Whether it be the tourist packed Waikiki Beach, under the shadow of famous Diamond Head, or the mighty swells of Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay .. or the chilling rides of the shallow, coral bottomed Banzai Pipeline.
The surfers are in the water from sun up till long past sun down. The long Hawaiian twilights mean that the last wave may be caught well into the night.
Even the fact that the book "Jaws" has reached the top of the Hawaiian best sellers list, doesn't discourage the surfers.
For the surf bums, and there are thousands of them in Hawaii, a surf board, good waves and sunshine represent all that life is worth living for.