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.
Pat Flynn grew up running around an old dairy farm in Queensland, before moving to Canberra to attend the Australian Institute of Sport on a tennis scholarship. After playing and coaching on the professional circuit he became a teacher, where his observations of young people - their interests and stories - led to him writing about them. Pat Flynn now writes books for a living, in a house near the beach on the Sunshine Coast. He likes to start the day off with a surf and end it walking along the beach with his wife. His books include Get Rich Quick, Don't Kiss Girls, How to Get Dumped, Aussie Chomp- The Mal Rider, The Best Ballgirl and Tom in the Stuff Happens series.