The search for the ultimate wave becomes an exotic and exhilarating journey of self-discovery and heartfelt friendship in Blue Crush 2, currently filming on location along the wild coast of South Africa, famous for its bone crushing waves. The all-new movie installment based on 2002's hugely popular Blue Crush, which starred Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez, follows an adventurous young woman on the surf adventure of a lifetime. Blue Crush 2 is directed and produced by Mike Elliott (Beethoven's Big Break). Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind) and Ron Howard (Angels & Demons) are also producing for Imagine Entertainment. The film is an official South African/German Co-Production, produced in South Africa by Universal Pictures Productions GmbH and Moonlighting Blue Crush Productions, and is co-produced by Genevieve Hofmeyr and Ralph Tuebben. The film will premiere exclusively on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD Spring 2011 and will be distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The film's hot, young, international cast includes Sasha Jackson (One Tree Hill: Don't You Forget About Me), Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Elizabeth Mathis (Tron: Legacy), Ben Milliken (CSI: Miami: Bolt Action) and newcomer Chris Fisher. In Blue Crush 2, a young California girl treks across her late mother's beloved South African beaches riding some of the world's most spectacular waves, while making lifelong friends and gaining new insights into her past and future. Filmed along the beautiful coastline of South Africa, Blue Crush 2 features some of the most picturesque beaches on the planet, including the renowned "home of the perfect wave," Jeffrey's Bay (aka "J-Bay"), North Beach, Glenmore, Banana Beach and Coffee Bay.
The film also features many world-class female surfers from the Roxy team, some of whom currently hold a Women's World Ranking from the Association of Surfing Professionals including: Sally Fitzgibbons (#1), Laura Enever (#3), Bianca Buitendag (#14-tied) Rosy Hodge (#17-tied), Tanika Hoffman, and Danielle Le Roux. Additional female surfers featured in the film include Sarah Baum (#24-tied), Roxy Louw, Tarryn Chudleigh, Kirsty Delport, Mia Hordyk, Morag Steele and Heidi Palmboom.
Performing daring stunts and conquering some of the wildest surf ever seen on film on the men's side is Taj Burrow, Jordy Smith and Travis Logie who are ranked #1, #2 and #36 respectively on ASP's Men's World Rankings. The film also features big wave surfer Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Rudi Palmboom Sr, Casey Grant, Warwick Wright, Mikey February and Andrew "Roosta" Lange.
Dana (Sasha Jackson) is 18, gorgeous and a killer surfer with a shelf full of trophies to prove it. When her father pressures her to buckle down and go to college, Dana flees her Beverly Hills home for the beaches of South Africa, the site of some of the world's most awesome surf and her late mother's home country. With her mom's journal in hand and a mismatched gang of surf fanatics watching her back, Dana embarks on an odyssey along the breathtaking southern coast of Africa to fulfill her mother's dream-one long, flawless journey down the barrel of the killer waves of J-Bay.