Seventeen-year-old Jesse (Lachlan Buchanan) lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor (Reshad Strik) and Victor’s failure to become surfing’s Next Big Thing. Even when Jesse’s in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon.
Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit – but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? What is supposed to be a momentous weekend away with his mates results in the heat of first love and an unexpected, devastating tragedy. Jesse must now face the biggest wave of his life and find the courage to hold on and discover his dreams.