Subtitle: Surf Riders Club 1
By: Mary van Reyk
Genre: YF - Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Hachette Australia
Published: 12 Sep 2017
ISBN: 9780734417909


Join the girls as they take on the world, one wave at a time! Meet five very different girls with one thing in common: they've caught the surfing bug! Ava has grown up in a big city. But everything changes when her parents decide on a sea change - they're moving to the small town of Beachcrest to open a cafe.

Ava will be starting high school that year, and now she has to say goodbye to her life in the city. Her new school is very different and Ava misses her friends. When she hears that surfing is going to be offered as a sport for the first time, Ava uses her snowboard skills to give it a try.

Not everyone thinks she can become a surfer but Ava is determined to prove them wrong, and she's making new friends along the way! Ava, Alex, Bronte, Janani and Molly form the Surf Riders Club to help each other practise, but it quickly becomes much more than that. Whether it's learning how to get barrelled, problem parents or annoying boys, the Surf Riders Club are there for each other, no matter what. Officially endorsed by Surfing Australia.


When Ava’s parents decide to move from the city to a small beachside town to open a café, she is horrified. How can she leave all her friends behind?

What she doesn’t expect is to meet a whole new bunch of great people and start an amazing new Surf Riders Club.

This book will help readers to accept change as an exciting challenge. It has great role models and relationships with a lot of surfing, and just a touch of young love.

We look forward to more titles in this series. It is ideally suited to girls aged 9+ who love sport.

Reviewed by Rob