An ordinary summer holiday gets complicated when two kids – Jan and her brother Dean – are packed off to stay with their drop-out uncle, Woody. It should be complete paradise: a secluded island, great waves and a relaxed adult in charge. What could be better? But why is this place so deserted? Why has the town been overrun by jungle and what are those strange noises coming from the beach?
Jan is the Dean’s older sister. Despite being a fearless, avid surfer she is less than happy when she arrives on the island and the truth about their holiday destination is revealed.
Dean is a friendly kid who has a habit of annoying his big sister. He is an avid surfing fan, desperate to be as good as his heroes. But the only thing he seems to do consistently well is wipe out.
Widget took her first ride in the 60s and remained trapped there. The product of a turbulent and divided time in history, she is the sum of its many parts – literally, as she is stitched together from other bodies.
The Mutt A radical surfer of the extreme variety, he is all over every wave he catches – pulling off 360s and somersaults with ease.
Spunky, Spanish surf monster whose out-there look is completed by what seems to be an octopus for hair. She is nothing but welcoming and helpful to the kids when they arrive.