Ok this was a straight to dvd sequel which means expectations are to be at the bare minimum. Was the acting bad? Sure. But who are we kidding, the acting in the first one wasnt much better. This movie, much like fast and the furious and others that clearly arent meant to present great talented actors, was just meant for fun, and it did its job. Plenty of surfing scenes and semi-likeable characters made this a nice way to kill time while winding down at the end of a work day. I would rent before purchasing, but at least give it that much of a chance.