Ian McCormack, who grew up surfing the waters of New Zealand, sets off with his best friend chasing the perfect wave. On the way, he falls in love with Annabel, and, when jealousy drives her away, he abandons his friend and follows her to an island to win her back. There he is stung multiple times by a group of deadly jellyfish, struggles to shore, is pronounced dead at the hospital and taken to the morgue. Ian awakes finding himself out of his body in the dark, but is lifted on a wave of light to heaven at the feet of Christ where he is forgiven, redeemed and given the choice of staying in paradise or returning to the world to tell his story. He chooses to return.