This youth novel is approved for Gr 8 HL on the national DBE Gr 7-9 CAPS catalogue. Tiffany hates living in the flat with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend. She would much rather sit outside texting her best friend and wishing her father would visit. But Tiffany’s friendly neighbour, Hanouk, convinces her to come to the beach. Together they take up surfing. Watching how mysterious Kwesi expertly surfs the waves inspires her more. Dealing with sharks on land or in the sea teaches Tiffany about riding the waves of life. To help you while reading this novel, use: – the notes on the side of the page to understand the story better – the footnotes to explain words that might be new to you – the activities to explore the plot, characters, themes and style of the story.