Anise can't wait for her surf-filled summer in Santa Cruz to begin. But when her aunt gets into a car accident and needs help caring for her young kids, Anise is forced to go to Nebraska - to the childhood home of the mother who abandoned her. In Nebraska, Anise is out of her comfort zone in every way. Then she meets Lincoln, a one-armed skater who convinces her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. As she spends more time with Lincoln, her cousins, and Nebraska's hidden wonders, she starts to lose touch with her friends back home, leaving her to wonder: will she turn out just like her mom and leave behind the people she loves?