Turning Tides

Kylie Blake

Welcome to Pate Academy, a private high school in Encinitas, CA, where surfing rates ahead of football. Mary Dawson is a 15 year old straight A student who is popular and outgoing. Her friend Winona Patton is a scholarship kid from Encinitas whose wrong-side-of-the-tracks background doesn’t win her any brownie points with the queen of the social scene, senior captain Xanthe Trehy.

Due to a donation of a wealthy, but anonymous benefactor, core members of the co-ed surf team are eligible to attend a surf camp in Costa Rica, but the tension heats up when Xanthe feels the pressure from Winona’s skill. Will the drama between these three star surfers be more than the team can take or will they be able to help one another to overcome Turning Tides?

About the author

Born in Southern California, Kylie learned to the surf as soon as she could walk. Her family was part of the original organic farm movement where they lived of the land and grew enough to sell, barter and trade at local markets. Kylie studied law at NYU where she thrived as a student but found the cold winters of the east coast too brutal for her west coast soul. Her love for the outdoors has kept her on the beach rather than in the courtroom, but she hopes to eventually open a small legal clinic close to the shore, once her two children are in school full time. She and her husband enjoy exploring the wineries in California as well as skiing when they aren't in the surf.

Kylie Blake