It's a week before the Junior Surf Pro final. Jesse (Lachlan
Buchanan) is determined to snatch the title from his best
mate, Andy (Kirk Jenkins). Victory would mean a one-way ticket
out of Newcastle and a career beyond his pre-destined future –
working on the coal barges with this father Reggie (Shane
Jacobson) and older half-brother Victor (Reshad Strik), the
local bad boy.
Jesse resolves to succeed where Victor failed to become a
world-class champion surfer. Yet before Jesse gets his chance,
he is disqualified for reckless surfing in the lead-up trial.
As a diversion, Jesse's surfing mates Andy, Scotty (Israel
Cannan) and Nathan (Ben Milliken) plan a weekend of waves and
hedonism with some local girls Debra (Debra Ades) and Leah
(Rebecca Breeds). Much to Jesse's dismay, Fergus (Xavier
Samuels), Jesse's geeky, fraternal twin brother who has never
even set foot on a surfboard, gets to tag along. Upon reaching
the sand dunes, the teenagers swim, surf, flirt and party.
Fergus is entranced by Andy, who is not at all threatened and
accepts Fergus for who he is.
First light and the posse hit the waves. Andy introduces the
painfully uncoordinated Fergus to surfing. Fergus manages to
catch a wave after many attempts and is elated but not for too
long. When Victor and his gang arrive at the isolated beach
and decide to claim the surf break, an unofficial contest
ensues. The angry waves close out on the inexperienced Fergus.
Victor, Andy and Jesse struggle under a rogue wave. Boards fly
in the white water. Fergus desperately reaches the surface,
only to discover a tragedy unfolding.
A devastated Jesse struggles to find his own identity and a
reason to surf.
Lachlan Buchanan ...... Jesse
Xavier Samuel ...... Fergus
Reshad Strik ...... Victor
Kirk Jenkins ...... Andy
Anthony Hayes ...... Danny
Shane Jacobson ...... Reggie
Barry Otto ...... Gramps
Joy Smithers ...... Flora
Gigi Edgley ...... Sandra
Ben Milliken ...... Nathan
Israel Cannan ...... Scotty
Debra Ades ...... Debra
Rebecca Breeds ...... Leah
Jaymes Triglone ...... Billy
Woody Naismith ...... Jake
Matthew Schelle ...... Tourist