This documentary covers the history of surfing from its origin in Polynesia through its migration to the US and to its culmination in Ireland. In the early 1800s, the ancient sport of surfing was widespread in Polynesian cultures, particularly in Hawaii. By the mid 1850s the onslaught of New England missionaries virtually wiped out the practice. George Freeth, whose father was an Irish sailor and whose mother was of Hawaiian royalty, was given a surfboard by his parents. Freeth took to surfing right off and soon set to, practically single-handedly, revitalizing the sport. He brought the sport back east to the US. Ironically, surfing spread all the way back to Ireland where it is now a very popular sport.