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Hey, bud! Sean Penn channels Spicoli with holiday surf session

Sean Penn got back to the beach during the holidays and a photo of the actor triggered our hazy memories of Jeff Spicoli, Penn's beloved, stoned surfer character from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Sean Penn is seen carrying a surfboard last weekend in Hawaii.

The 53-year-old Penn appeared fit as can be with his wet suit top pulled down around his waist as he carried a board along the surf's edge in Hawaii on Dec. 29. No doubt some "tasty waves and a cool buzz" were all the actor needed.

Sean Penn as Jeff Spicolin in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Penn was about 22 years old when "Fast Times" came out in 1982. The shaggy-haired Spicoli famously told us then that "surfing's not a sport it's a way of life. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, 'Hey bud, let's party.'"

Hopefully Penn's epic surf session didn't just end as a dream sequence like Spicoli's did in the film.