Autumn has come to Kaimara and Justine is struck again by how dull the town becomes when the summer crowds leave. She anticipated her own escape - to university in the city. But the arrival of Carl, a stunning surfer from California, has a dramatic impact on Justine and how she views the world around her.
And who is the other mysterious stranger in town?Surfing, its risk-taking and sheer exhilaration, is the backdrop to this timeless story of love, betrayal and reconcilation. The Wave Rider explores the tensions of two young people as they seek to fulfil their conflicting ambitions.