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  • 2007-06-11T02:00:00+01:00 on HBO
  • 60 mins
  • 8 hours, 15 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

From the creator of Deadwood comes this new "surf noir" drama about a dysfunctional Southern California family galvanized by the sudden arrival of two strangers: a man out for revenge and a boy looking for surfing lessons. In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.

10 episodes

1x01 His Visit: Day One

  • Series Premiere

    2007-06-11T02:00:00+01:00 — 57 mins

We meet Mitch Yost once a legendary surfer, but now a lonely figure. He has a son Butchie who used to be extraordinary surfer, but now a drug addict junkie, and a 13-year-old grandson Shaun, who may be the next big surfer. As Mitch rinses off by his station wagon; he levitates, and thinks he's having a hallucination. A stranger named John arrives at the Snug Harbor Motel; police arrest Cissy for getting snippy with a megastore employee; Shaun and Bill take a detour on the way to a surfing event.

1x02 His Visit: Day Two

  • 2007-06-18T02:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Linc tries to infiltrate the Yost inner circle; Barry has a change of heart about the fate of the motel; Shaun has unexpected results when he takes part in a surfing competition; a greasy drug dealer named Steady Freddy arrives to harass Butchie, but changes his tune when bad news arrives, and John claims he's from Cincinnati.

1x03 His Visit: Day Two Continued

  • 2007-06-25T02:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Dr. Smith believes a paranormal phenomenon has occurred within the Yost family; Kai takes John to her trailer; and Cass comforts Mitch, unaware of her connection to Linc.

1x04 His Visit: Day Three

  • 2007-07-02T02:00:00+01:00 — 51 mins

John gets roughed up by some thugs; Kai connects with Butchie; Vietnam Joe brings Dr. Smith a new patient; and Shaun's adult-film-star mother Tina arrives in Imperial Beach.

1x05 His Visit: Day Four

  • 2007-07-09T02:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Bill gets a strange mandate from Zippy; and Tina lets the Yost family know that she is back in town.

1x06 His Visit: Day Five

  • 2007-07-16T02:00:00+01:00 — 49 mins

Butchie puts together a reunion between Shaun and Tina; and John helps Bill and Cissy face their pasts.

1x07 His Visit: Day Six

  • 2007-07-23T02:00:00+01:00 — 48 mins

Linc's Stinkweed reign is challenged; Dwayne eyes Shaun's online future; Dr. Smith tends to Palaka.

1x08 His Visit: Day Seven

  • 2007-07-30T02:00:00+01:00 — 52 mins

The locals in Imperial Beach worry about Shaun after a cryptic warning from John.

1x09 His Visit: Day Eight

  • 2007-08-06T02:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Mitch seeks helps south of the border; Cissy organizes a search party to find Shaun; Bill loses a trusted source of information; and Palaka's gift ends up with an unintended recipient.

1x10 His Visit: Day Nine

  • 2007-08-13T02:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

In the first-season finale, Butchie and Kai have a joyous revelation; and Imperial Beach plays host to a makeshift parade.