Australian actor Heath Ledger gets the chance to mix his movie career with his love of surfing on the set of new film THE LORDS OF DOGTOWN.

The star has been performing most of his own surfing stunts in the movie, which is based on hit skate and surfboarding documentary DOGTOWN + Z-BOYZ, and he's hitting the waves in California almost every day to get into character.

He says, "I've been out there most mornings in Venice and up at Point Doom, which is like a private beach up there."

Ledger will also be seen skateboarding in the film, and he admits he's pretty good at that too.

He adds, "I'm OK. The tip is, 'Stay on, don't fall off.'"

22/03/2004 09:31