Australia 1971, a group of surfers chase their sun-soaked dreams, but best mates Trotter and Snapper soon become bitter rivals as competing surf brands are born.
As Snapper preps the inaugural Bare Feet Classic, Trotter, with Dani in tow, hits the road to sell LightWave board shorts up north and pay back his debt.
It's six months later, Reg is released from prison but a surf trip with Snapper to Bali takes a dangerous turn; Buddy and Hunter party in California and Hunter finally has to pay the price of lying to his parents.
Buddy and Hunter make Trotter an offer he can't refuse to launch LightWave in the US as a guilty Snapper bites off more than he can chew trying to shift Mac's heroin and Tracy learns a difficult lesson at work.
Dani struggles to get a loan to open her own surf shop and is confronted when a secret lover shows up in town; Hunter makes headway with LightWave USA while Buddy's jealousy jeopardises Kelly's acting career.
Dani discovers a new world with Tash but risks it for a once-in-a-lifetime surf break; Buddy and Shirley get caught up in Mac's dangerous dealings in Bali and a tragedy changes Buddy's life forever.
Tracy locks Trotter out of the house after his night with Margaux and a new investor arrives on the scene to shake up Woogonga as Buddy goes into free fall over his experiences in Bali.