Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Assembled by the Survivor team, this weekly reality series would seem to have been inspired by the popular 2002 surfing film Blue Crush. Taped in Oahu, the series brought together seven attractive young women and men as they lived together and trained together for Hawaii's Vans Triple Crown Surfing Contest. Among those present were the contest's past and present champ, a swimwear model, and the co-founder of International Women's Surfing. As often happens in shows of this nature, the participants soon broke down into stereotypes: the "serious" one, the "scary" one, the "party animal," et al. Running six episodes, Boarding House: North Shore first aired on June 18, 2003.