“Beautiful Wave” tells the story of a New York City teenager, Nicole (Aimee Teegarden), sent to spend a summer with her estranged grandmother (Patricia Richardson) in Santa Cruz. When Nicole is given an old 1962 surf van that belonged to the grandfather she never knew, she and three friends depart for a surf trip down to Malibu that extends down the coast of Baja after they find her grandfather's surf map in the van. On their quest to find a still pure "spot" in this age of over-built coastlines and over-run campgrounds, the kids follow the map down to the very tip where Nicole discovers a 40 year old family secret that will unlock the door to her own self discovery. Themes of loss, healing and letting go of the past play out in this coming of age drama with a surfing backdrop that pays homage to the "soul" of surfing
and invites everyone to ride
the "Beautiful Wave" together.