Curren is an anomaly of sorts; part misanthropic loner and part star athlete, with a yearning heart.
He is about to graduate from college, and his future is mapped out for him: Follow his athletic skill into a professional baseball career or enroll in law school. Success is guaranteed, but he desires neither path. He's felt disconnected from most of the world since as far back as he can remember. He feels he fits in nowhere. A profound emptiness often consumes him and brings him to question his existence on the planet. Why is he here at all?
This emptiness becomes almost too much for him to bear, until he befriends an eccentric sage of the streets who challenges his often pessimistic disposition. Through her random appearances and awkward lessons, Curren discovers a clear view into his soul that allows him to open up to the ideas he believes in, the friendships he wants to keep, the ocean he craves to be in and around at all times, and the path in life he actually desires to follow. His newfound openness conflicts with everything everyone expects from him: his girlfriend, his parents, his coaches, and his peers. The ensuing confrontation between expectation and longing forces Curren to choose between capitulating to the demands of a prescribed world or risking everything to seek out what truly answers the cry of his soul.