Joe was just a regular guy stuck in a rut of working 9-5 until one day he stumbled across the wonderful sport of surfing. It was love at first sight. He would spend countless hours at the beach in the, watching people surf. Mesmerized by the beauty of the sport, he decided to become part of that world.
Innocent and sensitive, Joe just wants to be part of the gang. He’s madly in love with surfing, but he doesn’t know the first thing about it. His lack of knowledge combined with his overall lack of athleticism makes him a liability in the lineup. Because of this he is quickly becoming a pariah in the local surfing community.
Hiro has been surfing all his life and is well respected in the lineup. A naturally graceful surfer. He used to rip on a short board in his teens, but ultimately decided that the more mellow pace of the longboard suited him better.
A lone wolf type, he prefers to keep people at a distance. He does this by maintaining a spacy, carefree vibe. But there is more to hiro than meets the eye…
Kirra is the daughter of local legend and surf shop owner Sonney. He named her after his favorite surf spot, located on Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast. She’s been surfing since she was in diapers, and is arguably the best surfer on Shinko’s crowded lineup on any given day.
Quiet and a bit prickly, she has a massive chip on her shoulder. Though she is always ripping on the best waves, she doesn’t get the recognition that her male peers get in the lineup. Even from her own father. This drives her to train and surf harder than anyone else. Her dream is to travel the world and surf world class waves, without having to resort to changing her image to a “surf babe” type to do it.
Tyler grew up walking distance from the beach and was taught to surf by his father from an early age. Groomed from an early age to go pro, he is the “Next Big Thing” at Shinko’s lineup. Athletic and powerful wave destroyer, he is the big hope for putting Shinko on the surfing map.
Alpha male type. He always travels with an entourage of fellow surfers and photographers. He frequently attends surf competitions, but has a tendency to underperform when the pressure is on. His aggressive and domineering nature hides the pressure of expectations of the local surfing community.
Sonny is a local surfing legend, owner of “Sonny’s Surf Shack”, and father of Kirra. He’s famous for his backhand hack and charging Shinko when it’s so big no one else will paddle out. And he’s a relentless salesman.
Energetic and always quick to laugh, Sonny likes to keep the mood light. Being a single father and trying to run a business eats up all his time and energy. And he doesn’t surf as much as he’d like to. He relies on his status to propel sales, but even so owning a surf shop is not as lucrative as he had hoped.