“Taking in the mesmerising vision before me, I raised my arms towards the ocean like an idiot king acknowledging his subjects. My own surfing realm. Every single wave that broke on this reef was mine.”
Twenty-six-year-old Jimmy Brennan’s life has taken a turn for the worse, and he’s desperate to numb the pain. When his mother dies and his girlfriend betrays him, it’s the final straw; he boards a plane bound for Bali.
But Jimmy’s demons chase him. Sickened by the tourists and crowded surf spots, he escapes north up the archipelago, driven by a desire for solitude and possessed by a reckless, self-destructive urge.
When he’s offered the opportunity to visit and surf the forbidden island of North Sentinel, home of the forgotten tribe which has violently rejected outside contact for centuries, Jimmy takes it.
He find his perfect wave, but it’s a decision that will have deadly consequences.