TV Show Despcription:
Falcon Beach is a young adult drama television series based on teenagers in the fictional lakeside resort town of the Falcon Beach, New England. The show centers around local and vacationing kids sharing three months of summer together, trying to discover who they are. The main character, Jason, played by Steve Byers, is a local heart throb who aspires to become a professional wakeboarder.
When it Airs:
The one hour show airs on the ABC Family Channel (check for airing time in your area).
Shows it is Being Compared To:
Falcon Beach is being compared to shows such as The OC, Beverly Hills 90210, and Dawson's Creek. Same type of theme... young adults struggling with growing older, relationship building, social conflicts, etc.
Featured Wakeboard Boat and Life Jacket:
You may recognize the featured wakeboarding boat on Falcon Beach. Jason trains and competes behind a Tigé 24V boat. Tigé loans the boat to the production company.
Another recognizable name in wakeboarding is Jet Pilot which is the brand of life jacket the wakeboarders wear.
Life Jacket Controversy:
If you saw the pilot episodes the wakeboarders were not wearing life jackets. As a result, the show received quite an uproar because of the safety neglect and tapings since then have included boarders wearing PFDs. Good job Falcon Beach for promoting safety on the water!
- The show is actually filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
- Falcon Beach is the first television show to have a wakeboarder as its main character.
- The main character played by Steve Byers polished his wakeboarding skills by working with top names in the professional wakeboarding industry.
- Due to insurace reasons, Steve uses a stunt double to perform most of his wakeboarding tricks.