The Grub and his friends are on a mission to find the best waves along the east coast of Australia, but they’re not the only ones heading to the sleepy seaside town of Cromer: Cracking Crazy Christo has escaped from Firestone Ranch. After a storm destroys their tents and they sleep in the lighthouse, Christo takes revenge for being locked out of his refuge and tries to smoke them out.
Mitchell's family has sold the farm and moved to the beach, and as the new kid in school he's an easy target for the surfing gang. He's quickly nicknamed ‘Witchetty Grub’ because of his farmer’s tan.
Having grown up on the land, he's mature beyond his years, and being in the cool group doesn’t normally worry him. However, Marcy Bliss is in the cool gang, and she smells like apricots and peaches.
Leo Hamilton never asked to fall in love with the Chilean exchange student who turned up in his biology class on the first day of year 12. From the first moment Valentina knocked on the door, she knocked the breath out of him, and knocked his entire world off balance.