“Surf’s Up” is an animated action-comedy depicting the backdrop of the competitive, high-octane surf world. Filmin is a new and rising surfer who will join the first professional contest of the adolescent Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf).
In order to document this experience, a team of cameramen who are not followed up to join the ‘Big Z Surf Contest’, his family and his home in Antarctica-Buztanbul, heading for Pen Gu Island. During his trip to Cody, he meets surf guinea pig Chow Joe (Jon Heder), famous surfing organizer Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), talisman Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone), and savvy lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel).
All of them realize that Cody has a sense of surfing that sometimes goes a little bit wrong. Although Cody thinks that winning will bring him the admiration and respect he desires, he finds his way in the face of an old surfer (Jeff Bridges) who unexpectedly finds out that winning does not always mean that the race does not always finish first.