Bobby Martinez Biopic Planned

Participant Prods. is teaming with State Street Pictures to produce a biopic about professional surfer Bobby Martinez reports Reuters.

The coming-of-age story will follow the rise of Martinez from the gang-ridden streets of Southern California to the professional world of surfing, where his accomplishments led to his hero status.

Martinez was the first Mexican-American to make the world surfing tour. Actor/writer Robert Munic is penning the screenplay.