Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be an artist, drawing houses made of waves. It's not the most practical dream for the shy daughter of a single mom living in Kendall's Watch, a beach town where most kids are so surf-centric they think 'Current Events' have something to do with ocean tides.
It is shaping up to be the worst summer ever, and Anna is in full-fledged panic mode as she hides out from a surf scout, a YouTube video gone viral, and a serial-dating mom. But Secretspot, her secluded surf retreat, becomes treacherous in ways Anna never could have imagined, and the danger has nothing to do with waves. When a gorgeous stranger paddles out, smiling a bewitching smile and surfing like a god, their chemistry is impossible to ignore. A series of events are set in motion that will change Anna's life forever; events that raise difficult questions about love, honesty, betrayal, and family ties.