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Surf's Up

About Surf's Up

Surf's Up is an animated feature that goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition. Inspired by his hero, a legendary wave rider named Big Z, Cody leaves his family and his town of Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Cody believes that winning will bring him the admiration and respect he desires. But when he unexpectedly comes face to face with a washed up old surfer named The Geek, Cody begins to understand that the greatest champion isn't always the one who comes in first


Lydia Bottegoni


Don Rhymer, Ash Brannon, Chris Buck, Christopher Jenkins

Story by

Christian Darren, Christopher Jenkins


Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Zooey Deschanel, Diedrich Bader, Kelly Slater, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, Rob Machado, Sal Masekela


Ash Brannon, Chris Buck


Christopher Jenkins