The untold story of Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real “Gidget,” and how her account of surfing Malibu in the mid-1950s became the basis for a best-selling novel and an enduring Hollywood movie/TV franchise, spurring a national cultural phenomenon and inspiring women around the world to try a male-dominated sport. Interviews with legendary surfers and present-day surfer girls take the Gidget story full circle. Prominent actors, writers and directors, many of whom brought Gidget to the big and small screen, provide enlightening behind-the-scenes perspectives. A half century since her debut at the `bu, “Gidget” is now celebrated as a slice of Americana—the spunky young girl who came of age amongst the waves at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. A 60-minute documentary.