Steve Addington, long-boarding, herb-totting, soul-surfer, returns to Malibu for the summer to find his hometown vibe corrupted. New sponsorship demands the surfer expand into Virtual-Reality Video Games and Reality TV. Unwilling to participate in this new digital-reality, Addington chooses to stay earthen and surf majestic ocean waves. But in a twist-of-fate, the waves go flat and stay flat. Now, out of money, his sponsored expense-accounts cancelled, and betrayed by his buddies, Addington must endure the insanity of the wave drought or give into "the Man" and his reality-altering machines. Aided and abetted by his manager, his mentor, his guardian-angel and his summer lover, Addington has a chance of keeping his cool and maintaining his mellow, but it won't be easy.