Lockie Leonard, hot surf-rat, is twelve and three quarters years old. Lockie and his family have just moved to the most remote town on earth, Angelus. For Lockie this is a Total Life Disaster: no friends, new school and a house that is truly in danger of disappearing into a swamp... but then Lockie spots the one thing that makes it all okay - this weird little town has the best surf he has ever seen! Not that this necessarily helps him survive his frighteningly understanding parents, his father's job as the local police sergeant, a little brother who can't stop wetting the bed, a new friend 'Egg' who is a heavy metal devotee and the attentions of the cutest girl in school, Vicki Streeton. It can only mean worry, embarrassment, wild times and lots of weirdness. If it wasn't so ridiculous, a kid would get depressed! We guarantee you will be laughing and enjoying the truly mixed-up, yet very normal life of Lockie Leonard, his family and friends.