LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is set to become a surfing professional after his production company, APPIAN WAY, bought the rights to the biography of American surf legend MICKEY DORA.

Dora, who sparked Malibu, California's wave-riding sub-culture in the '50s and '60s, was commonly known as DA CAT and was famous for his eccentricities and anti-establishment attitude, as well as for his superb surfing skills.

DiCaprio is set to take on the role of Dora in ALL FOR A FEW PERFECT WAVES, which means a welcome return to the bronzed and buffed DiCaprio from the 2000 hit adventure film The Beach.

20/07/2004 21:13