"The waves, why are they breaking so suddenly?" asked Alex. "It's going from deep to shallow water real quick. It's called closing out. If you get caught under it pins you down." One minute Alex is a kid, the next he's searching for deep water - searching to become a man, to know how to treat the girl he loves. In this final instalment of the Alex Jackson series, Alex skates his way through the toughest course of all - life.