Did Kate Bosworth Surf in Blue Crush? Was 18 When Filming

Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates from Your Next Shoes. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more details.

Portraying Anne Marie in the 2002 sports film Blue Crush, which is based on Susan Orlean’s 1998 Outside magazine article “Life’s Swell,” Kate Bosworth inspired young girls around the world to take on the male-dominated sport.

Mika Boorem (as Penny Chadwick), Michelle Rodriguez (as Eden), Kate Bosworth (as Anne Marie Chadwick), Sanoe Lake (as Lena) in Blue CrushMika Boorem (as Penny Chadwick), Michelle Rodriguez (as Eden), Kate Bosworth (as Anne Marie Chadwick), Sanoe Lake (as Lena) in Blue Crush

“For me,” she told her co-stars during a virtual catch-up 18 years later, “Blue Crush is the one that everyone, and especially young girls, come up to me and say, ‘You inspired me to do this! You guys are all my heroes!’ It’s so incredible.”

“The other thing I think that really resonates with people and what you guys brought to your roles is the friendship. When you doubt yourself and you feel like I can’t do this, I quit… You have your ride or dies saying, ‘I believe in you more than you believe in you. We’re gonna make this happen.’ It’s so beautiful to watch that,” Kate added.

While Hawaii native Sanoe Lake, who is a lifelong competitive surfer, didn’t need extensive training out on the water, Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez spent numerous hours learning to surf with personal trainers on set.

Can Kate Bosworth surf and how old is she in Blue Crush?

Yes, she learned to surf for her role in Blue Crush. She was 18 when filming the movie at various locations on the island of Oahu.

According to ESPN, she did most of the surfing in the movie but did not get good enough to ride the Banzai Pipeline.

“The most spectacular rides you see are really Rochelle Ballard, Bosworth’s double, with Bosworth’s face digitally superimposed on her body. When you see Anne Marie catch the biggest waves, you’re probably seeing Bosworth’s face on top of Noah Johnson’s body.”

A bantamweight big-wave rider from the North Shore of Oahu, Johnson surfed the Pipe, a surf reef break located in Hawaii, for the cameras while wearing a wig and a bikini bottom.

Kate Bosworth surfing in the 2002 sports film Blue CrushKate Bosworth surfing in the 2002 sports film Blue Crush

“Literally, that was the most intense physical experience I have ever gone through, not exaggerating. It was seven hours a day of sheer work out. [It] took four hours of surfing and an hour of weight training and an hour of either running the beach or running under the water with a rock as in the movie,” Kate said in an interview when the movie was released.

Kate Bosworth carrying a yellow surfboard in Blue CrushKate Bosworth carrying a yellow surfboard in Blue Crush

We’re pretty used to Kate Bosworth rocking some iconic looks.

So, in December 2015 when we noticed Kate’s followers fawning over Instagram snaps of the actress’s hair and makeup look for Charlotte Tilbury’s “Naughty Christmas Party” flagship store launch in London, we weren’t surprised.

Kate Bosworth wears her hair up at Charlotte Tilbury's "Naughty Christmas Party" flagship store launchKate Bosworth wears her hair up at Charlotte Tilbury’s “Naughty Christmas Party” flagship store launch in London on December 3, 2015

Famous for her unusual eyes, Kate arrived in a gorgeous flowing Simone Rocha dress that featured a whimsical glittered rope detail on top of printed sheer fabric.

Kate Bosworth wears a Simone Rocha dress to a London outingKate Bosworth wears a Simone Rocha dress to a London outing

The actress wore her dress with the “Maeva” pearl-embellished glitter pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Kate Bosworth's feet in Nicholas Kirkwood pumpsKate Bosworth’s feet in Nicholas Kirkwood pumps

We’d never think of styling ropes, silver glitter, gold glitter, and two huge pearls into one outfit, but somehow, Kate has a knack for making weird combinations work.

Kate Bosworth shows off her Simone Rocha dress and "Maeva" pumpsKate Bosworth shows off her Simone Rocha dress and “Maeva” pumps

Kate also couldn’t get enough of her hair and makeup. She uploaded two photos of her styling to Instagram, tagging her glam squad in both.

“Strobing on fleek,” one follower commented.

Kate Bosworth's signature, white-blonde tressesKate Bosworth’s signature, white-blonde tresses

Kate Bosworth shows off her beautiful hairdo on InstagramKate Bosworth shows off her beautiful hairdo on Instagram

Nicholas Kirkwood is known for his quirky heels, and that is why Kate Bosworth is on the upper tier of his loyal clientele.

Get her pearl-embellished heels in different textures at Farfetch and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Nicholas Kirkwood “Maeva” Pearl-Embellished Lurex Pumps, £685

Nicholas Kirkwood "Maeva" Pearl-Embellished Lurex Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood “Maeva Pearl” Pumps, $799.81

Nicholas Kirkwood Maeva Pearl Heels Polka Black Pink

Nicholas Kirkwood “Maeva Pearl” Pumps, $845

Nicholas Kirkwood "Maeva Pearl" Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl-Embellished Polka Dot Pumps, $875

Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl-Embellished Polka Dot Pumps

Credit: WENN

DO YOU LOVE SHOES? Win free shoes, organize your shoe closet, see the latest styles + more

Filed Under: Kate Bosworth

Curr Cat
© Copyright Your Next Shoes 2010 - 2020 | Back to Top