Actor Ed Harris will be spending his summer learning how to surf.

The Pollock star has been living in Malibu, California for 35 years but has never been out for a paddle.

He tells Wenn, "I'm learning how to surf with the Miller brothers, who are twin filmmakers I made two films with; Touching Home and Sweetwater. They're just really good guys who've never gone surfing either.

"I've been living in Malibu for 35 years and never been surfing. I've done a lot of body surfing but never on a board so that's something I'm kind of engaged with. I got up but just for not very long. We've only been at it three times and we're not any good at it yet but we're learning! It's a process, you know."