By Kimberly Reyes
December 13, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

[Activision; PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance] TRACKS BY Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, G. Love THEME Kelly and his world-class surfing buddies try to master the waves and pull off troublesome tricks for beachfront bragging rights in exotic sun-soaked locations. PLAYABILITY Although staying afloat long enough to fully sample from the game’s breezy beatnik song cycle is an arduous task, once you catch a few waves, it’s literally smooth — as in easy-listening — sailing. True to the surfer lifestyle, this bong-friendly soundtrack features the kick-back reggae of Smith & Mighty, soothing jazz-infused tracks like Mo’ Horizons’ ”Foto Viva,” and the drum-‘n’-bass ambiance of Soul Hooligan’s ”Psychedelic Soul,” which help to ease the heartbreak of inevitably frequent wipeouts. GRADE: B