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Three young men go on a surf trip to a remote South Pacific island, seemingly unprepared for life outside of their usual trappings and with apparent expectations of constant perfect surf, bars, girls, and paradise. This article is a 21st Century print version flashback of the film, Forgotten Island of Santosha, with hundreds of beach, reef, and point breaks waiting to be discovered and ridden. And very hot waters and abundant sea lice. The search is on!