It’s the end of the summer, and 16-year-old Joy just moved with her mom to a small town in California. Joy is not like other teenagers; she’s independent, mysterious, and a little wild. On the first day in her new town, Joy meets Marc at the skate park, and she finds herself immediately attracted to him. Joy has been skateboarding since she was a little girl, and her talent is soon noticed by Chris, who is a former skateboard champion. He insists on her participating in a local skateboard contest. At first, she is reluctant, but after getting in some serious trouble with her new friend Marc, she realizes the first prize money could be her only way out.