Blue Water High


Blue Water High

infobox television
show_name = Blue Water High


caption = Blue Water High opening title card
format = Children's TV Drama
creator =
director = Marcus Cole Ralph Strasser Ian Watson Chris Martin-Jones
starring = Sophie Luck Tahyna Tozzi Kate Bell Mara Scherzinger Khan Chittenden Adam Saunders Christopher Foy Gabrielle Scollay Lesley Mitchell Taryn Marler James Sorensen Cariba Heine Ryan Corr Trent Dalzell Martin Lynes Liz Burch Kain O'Keefe Lachlan Buchanan Eka Darville Amy Beckwith Rebecca Breeds Craig Horner
theme_music_composer = Liam Finn
opentheme = Aiming For Your Head by Betchadupa
country = AUS
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 71 as of August 7, 2008
executive_producer = Noel Price Claire Henderson (Series 1 & 2) Angelika Paetow (Series 1) Tim Brooke-Hunt (Series 3)
producer = Dennis Kiely Noel Price
asst_producer = Mimi Butler Ole Kampovski
editor = Simon Martin Patrick Stewart Michael J. Hagan
cinematography = Russell Bacon Brendan Lavelle
camera =
runtime = 25 minutes
company = Southern Star Entertainment
network = ABC1
picture_format =
audio_format =
first_aired = May 11, 2005
last_aired = present
status = New Series
website = http://www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/bluewaterhigh/
imdb_id = 0456029
tv_com_id = 35519|

"Blue Water High" is an Australian television drama series, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on ABC1 in Australia and on various channels in many other countries. Each season follows the lives of a young group of students at Solar Blue, a high-performance surf academy where several lucky 16-year-olds are selected for a 12-month-long surfing program on Sydney's northern beaches.

Plot Summary

Series One

The first series consisted of twenty-six episodes. It starred Adam Saunders as Heath, the relaxed joker who struggles with school; Tahyna Tozzi as Perri, resident glamour queen from the Gold Coast; Sophie Luck as Fly, the youngest; Kate Bell as Bec, the local; Khan Chittenden as Edge, the aggressive and competitive teen; Chris Foy as Matt, the generic 'smart guy' and Mara Scherzinger as Anna, a famous German Kiteboarder. At the end of the year, two of them (one girl and one boy) get a wild card spot on the pro-circuit tour. The first series was released on DVD in 4 volumes, though fans are strongly urging for a complete re-release featuring the entire season in one package as was later done with Series Two. Sophie Luck won the 2005 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actor for her role in the series.

The winners for series one were Fly and Edge

Series Two

Filming of a second series began in early January 2006 in Sydney, Australia, with a revised cast, which included Sophie Luck who was back as Fly, Trent Dalzell as Corey, Ryan Corr as Eric, Lesley Mitchell as Brooke, Taryn Marler as Rachel, Gabrielle Scollay as Amy, and James Sorensen as Mike. It premiered on 28 June 2006. Sophie Luck, Adam Saunders, Kate Bell, Chris Foy, Tahyna Tozzi, Nadine Garner and Khan Chittenden have all reappeared in the second series in various episodes.

The complete second series was released on DVD in Australia on October 1, 2007. [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/product.asp?sku=2084157]

The winners of Series Two were Brooke and Eric.

Series Three

The third series began filming in October 2007. Kate Bell returns as Bec for series three and is joined by Craig Horner as Garry. The new Solar Blue pupils are Guy (Kain O'Keefe), Charley (Lachlan Buchanan), Adam (Eka Darville), Bridget (Cariba Heine), Loren (Amy Beckwith) and Cassie (Rebecca Breeds). Series Three began screening on Rollercoaster on 3 April 2008.

The winners are Bridget and Adam but Bridget decides to go to university instead of joing the Pro Circuit, so Loren gets the wildcard after Cassie literally 'draws the short straw' (as they both have the same number of points in the final surf-off so they decide who gets the wildcard this way). In the last episode, Simmo makes a surprise return as one of the three judges in what is described as 'one of the best finals Solar Blue has seen', saving the day as he pulls 'not a rabbit out of a hat, but an elephant', ensuring that the winners of the final surf-off still get a wildcard invitation.

Cast

eries One

*Rebecca "Bec" Sanderson - Kate Bell
*Dean "Edge" Edgely - Khan Chittenden
*Perri Lawe -Tahyna Tozzi
*Matthew "Matt" Leyland -Chris Foy
*Fiona "Fly" Watson - Sophie Luck
*Heath Carroll - Adam Saunders
*Anna Petersen - Mara Scherzinger
*Craig "Simmo" Simmonds - Martin Lynes
*Jilly - Liz Burch
*Deborah "Deb" Callum - Nadine Garner
*Joe Sanderson - Matt Ruddock

eries Two

*Eric Tanner - Ryan Corr
*Amy Reed - Gabrielle Scollay
*Mike Kruze - James Sorensen
*Brooke Solomon - Lesley Anne Mitchell
*Corey Petrie - Trent Dalzell
*Rachel Samuels - Taryn Marler
*Fiona "Fly" Watson - Sophie Luck
*Craig "Simmo" Simmonds - Martin Lynes
*Jilly - Liz Burch
*Deborah "Deb" Callum - Nadine Garner

eries Three

*Guy Spender - Kain O'Keefe
*Charley Prince - Lachlan Buchanan
*Adam Bridge - Eka Darville
*Bridget Sanchez - Cariba Heine
*Loren Power - Amy Beckwith
*Cassie Cometti - Rebecca Breeds
*Gary Miller - Craig Horner
*Bec Sanderson - Kate Bell

List of Episodes

Series One (May-November 2005)

* The Contenders
* Winners and Losers
* Trouble in Paradise
* Fly Takes a Dive
* Anna Loses Her Way
* Edge Wipes Out
* Friends in Need
* Brothers and Sisters
* Sharks In The Mind
* Timing Is Everything
* Out Of Control
* Dreams and Dramas
* Life On The Line
* Bad Boy Heath
* Joker's Wild
* Undefined
* Perri Lies Low
* Winning Isn't Everything
* Right Dances-Wrong Partner
* Big Wave Fears
* The Kiss
* Behind The Scenes
* Tough Choices
* The Band Plays On
* Suspicious Minds
* And The Winner Is...

Series Two (June-December 2006)

Episodes of season 2 were not given names, but were rather numbered from 1 to 26.

Series Three (April-October 2008)

Overseas Broadcasting

Europe

"Blue Water High" airs on Boomerang in the United Kingdom. On June 11, 2007, "Blue Water High" started airing in Sweden as a part of the summer show "Hej Hej Sommar" on SVT. The series broadcasts in Poland on ZigZap as "Na wysokiej fali", which translates to "On the High Wave". In Germany, the series is called "Blue Water High, die Surf-Akademie" (which means "Blue Water High, the Surf Academy") and is broadcast on KiKa (a children's channel). In Ireland Blue Water High is broadcast on RTE2 as part of The Den and in Spain, the show is broadcast on La 2 and ClanTVE. In France it is broadcast on Filles TV as "Blue Water High: Surf Academy".

outh America

In the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, the show is titled "Blue Water High, Escuela del Surf", which translates as "Blue Water High, Surf Academy", and is broadcast on Boomerang Latin America. In Brazil, it is broadcast by Boomerang Brazil under the title "Galera do Surfe" (The Surf Crowd).

North America

"Blue Water High" is broadcast exclusively on the internet in North America. It is currently shown on The WB, which was resurrected by Warner Bros.' television arm as a website in 2008. However, there are currently no plans to broadcast the series on American television

References

External links

* [http://www.boomerangtv.co.uk/shows/showbluewaterhigh/i65767797/index.html Official UK Website] flagicon|UK
*imdb title|id=0456029|title=Blue Water High
* [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/display/display.w3p;adv=yes;group=;groupequals=;holdingType=;page=0;parentid=;query=Number%3A667904;querytype=;rec=0;resCount=10 Blue Water High at the National Film and Sound Archive]
*http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/03/gallery-blue-water-high.html Pictures and information on the 2008 series of blue water high
* [http://thewb.com/shows/blue-water-high/ "Blue Water High" Streaming episodes on theWB]


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