Seventeen-year old Robbie Zirpollo has a problem. Robbie has grown up in Oceanside, Calif., but now he and his mother have moved to Colorado for a fresh start, as his father has taken the family's savings and his secretary to Mexico. Robbie's mom has, through an uncle, gotten him a summer job at Water World on the grounds crew. The adventure begins when Robbie meets Alex and gets moved to Aokee's Surf & Snack shack to work. Alex convinces Robbie to enter the park's Employee Olympics to bring the Surfer King trophy to its rightful place among the concessions crew. But,Tiffany, the park owner's daughter, has other ideas for Robbie.