You get more than just eye candy beach and waves in The Shallows (2016). After riding some waves with a couple of local surfers, Lively chilled for a bit, eating an apple and calling her sis and pops. In the film, Lively pursued this locale because her mom surfed there in '91. Her mom died of cancer, inspiring Lively to go into medical school, for which she has nearly finished. Her dad was giving her a hard time about getting done and making a difference in memory of her mom.
Uh, oh. Lunch time.
This is what the actual bottom of her board looks like. A nice little bit of foreshadowing at the beginning has a kid on the beach passing up a broken piece of this surfboard washed ashore.
Daunting an image as any, this shows you how much of a predicament she's in.
A bird's eye view upon Lively and her only friend, a bird with a bum wing. Lively's blood remains on the bird throughout.
While a drunk who awoke from a stupor went to fetch a surfboard after snatching Lively's phone from her bag, he meets his end despite her futile attempt to persuade him from doing so. A carefully designed shot shows the victim crawling in the sand half the man he used to be. This scene has Lively expressing the horror of his mutilation.
Yeah, sucks to be her, right?