Rip Girls is a 2000Disney Channel Original Movie starring Camilla Belle. This movie is about a teen-age girl and her father and his wife (Sydney's step mom Elizabeth) who come to an island (mauki) on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth about her mother.
Sydney Miller, a 13-year-old girl who revisits her homeland of Hawaii, discovers her own inner strength through surfing and other island riches. During her time in Hawaii, she finds out why her father made her come back: she has inherited a large portion of the land of the Island that was thought to be "Public Domain." A hotel chain wants to buy the land and close off the beaches to surfers. Sydney learns more about her past, and she sees the beauty of the island and realizes she cannot sell the land. When she learns the truth about her new friends and after having a huge fight with her friend, Sydney threatens to sell the land. When she is about to sign, she sees her "friends" and realizes she can't sell the land.