Just before the summer season starts for real, the veterans intensively train the recruits, including Blake who struggles with diving in Greg's team. The bathers enjoy a hot Christmas, but toasting with (banned) alcohol often bodes trouble. More routine rescues: Reidy cheerfully saves Asians tourists, twice in half an hour. The boys celebrate with bears afterward. Next Reidy faces his last fear: surfing huge waves, ably coached by Hoppo but lacking confidence.