“She might be pint-sized, but she’s quite a woman!” While her friends spend their summer days looking for love, 16-year-old tomboy Francie Lawrence only pines to ride the tide. Undeterred by their mocking, Francie falls in with a group of surfers who affectionately nickname her Gidget (girl – midget). While learning the ways of the waves, she begins to form feelings for one of her mentors, the capricious (and dreamy) Moondoggie. If Moondoggie won’t return her affection, maybe Gidget will like the college boy her dad has been trying to set her up with all summer. Falling in love is honest to goodness the absolute ultimate!