Hannah's goal for the summer was to learn to surf. When she finds out that her beloved aunt is too busy to teach her, but has gotten a young man Hannah's age to teach her instead, she is not exactly happy. But she accepts the free surf lessons, and the handsome Christian teaches Hannah how to surf. The two of them spend the summer getting to know each other, and they decide to train for a surf competition being held at the end of the summer. As their friendship deepens and blooms, and secrets are revealed, Christian tells Hannah something that will change her perspective on life, and will cause her to hold their friendship even closer to the heart.