Because there are no hotels in Lanikai, you really do get to experience just how chilled life could be if this was real life. Determined, although still apprehensive, Anne Marie returns to the water. Rotten Tomatoes rated 61% of reviews from 142 critics as positive, with an average rating of 5.81/10. I like to mix it up but there is a lot to be said for living like you always live there. Thank you for your kind and detailed review! Welcome snacks, juice, coffee, a pineapple and a bottle of wine waited for us upon checkin. She soon resolves to step up her game, as she finally commits herself to the Pipeline Masters. It grossed $14.2 million and placed 3rd that opening weekend. The film's estimated budget was $25 million. It tells the story of three friends who have one passion: living the ultimate dream of surfing on Hawaii's famed North Shore. It was our third time staying with the owners Rick and Nini. Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. to Lanikai Beach. This home within a room is a place where you will be able to relax and feel totally at ease. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time. New flooring, kitchen, stainless appliances, paint, double pane windows, window treatments and a 24,000 btu Mitsubishi "whisper quiet" air conditioning system. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay. At work at the hotel, Anne Marie catches the eye of Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis), a National Football League quarterback who is in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl (it is hinted that he plays for the Minnesota Vikings). Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV. While Keala surfs the first few sets of waves well, Anne Marie is still reluctant to try one, visions of her near-drowning incident holding her back. Nearby attractions include Kailua Beach Park (0.9 miles), Bellows Field Beach Park (2.4 miles), and Lanikai Beach (0.5 miles). Whoops! Unfortunately I didn’t get a great photo of the school. Full stocked kitchen and linen closets offer all you need to cook, stay clean and enjoy time at the beach. We stayed here two weeks and we wished we could have stayed longer. Anne Marie's acceptance of a non-Hawaiian as her boyfriend causes friction between her and some of the young male surfers on the North Shore. The studio was sparkling clean and included everything a traveler could need to feel at home. Choose from a morning tour or … "[4] Metacritic gave the movie a score of 61 based on 33 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Blue Crush is a 2002 sports film directed by John Stockwell and based on Susan Orlean's 1998 Outside magazine article "Life's Swell". Very clean and comfortable. Great stores and restaurants are found in area but it’s ALL ABOUT THE BEACH! You are two of the most gracious folks we have had the pleasure to get to know and host. Anne Marie overhears very demeaning comments about herself from some of the other football players' wives and girlfriends who are also staying at the hotel. The film opens with the character of Anne-Marie exiting her shack-like home to view the waves crashing right behind the house. [3] The film stars Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake and Mika Boorem. As the Pipeline competition gets closer, Anne Marie struggles to keep her young sister Penny from running wild, and also tries to deal with her own personal issues. Even with shifting sands, Lanikai Beach, a short walk down the access lane is one of the most wonderful beaches on all the Hawaiian islands. All of this is accessed through the studio's private gated garden entry, and is just 100 yds. Hotels near Lanikai Beach, Kailua on Tripadvisor: Find 36,373 traveller reviews, 7,419 candid photos, and prices for 104 hotels near Lanikai Beach in Kailua, HI. Also, the surrounding area, including beach and parking lot were used. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. If only! As a child, she had been a rising star in women's surfing, until she suffered a near-fatal wipeout. 1277 Mokulua Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3249, Staying here feels like you're living like a local. Lovely breezes, sunshine and birdsong are provided by all the windows. With ample space and an abundance of windows and tropical flora views. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. One geographical inaccuracy in Blue Crush is the luxury hotel where the girls work. The only thing we would have loved would have been on-site laundry facilities ... but who doesn't love really living like a local and experiencing a laundromat on holidays!? Rick and Nini are outstanding hosts! Keala finishes her turn, then paddles back out to take Anne Marie under her wing. Later they sleep together. Our stay with Lanikai Beach Rentals was amazing. There are more places to choose from in the Kailua area. She is shaken, but Matt tells her how he failed in his first game as an NFL quarterback, and this helps her get control of her wavering confidence. While Penny is at school, Anne Marie, Eden, and Lena work as maids in a super-luxury resort hotel, but more important than that, they are surfers. Share via: Lanikai Beach Oahu Hawaii is a destination all unto itself. One geographical inaccuracy in Blue Crush is the luxury hotel where the girls work. Keala encourages her to ride the best wave of the day, and Anne Marie rides it perfectly, managing to score a perfect ten.