Blue Water High: episode guide

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Episode 2.01 (27)

Fly with newcomers

Aus: Wed, June 28, 2006
Written by Shelley Birse, Noel Price
Directed by Ralph Strasser

In the new series, everyone is experiencing the excitement of being at Solar Blue, but like all teenagers, even though surfing is their consuming passion, these kids still have to face the reality checks and challenges confronting them.
The new recruits include bubbly Amy (Gabrielle Scollay), determined Brooke (Lesley Anne Mitchell), adventurous Rachel (Taryn Marler), confident Mike (James Sorenson), farm boy Corey (Trent Dalzell) and comedian Eric (Ryan Corr).
We will be kept guessing until the final episode about just who will be successful in securing those highly coveted spots (one male one female) on the international pro-circuit. Whatever the outcome, the group will all have grown as individuals and learned lessons about themselves that will leave them well prepared for the years ahead. One thing is for certain: nobody will ever forget their time at Blue Water High.
Eric and Mike face off for the last spot at Solar Blue.

With: Adam Saunders as Heath, Kate Bell as Bec, Lochie Daddo as Andrew, Tania Yuki as Akiko, Hudson Thomas as Dan; Surfers: Paige Houden, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Ashley Cheadle, Jaymes Triglone, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus, Oliver Minter, Nicholas Degotardi

Episode 2.02 (28)

Aus: July 05, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Ralph Strasser

Amy decides a boat trip to an island is just the thing for the new contenders to get to know each other. The day turns on its head though when Mike's attempt to create a surprise for Brooke almost leads to disaster. Bec's impending departure creates a job opening and Fly knows the perfect candidate.

With: Adam Saunders as Heath, Kate Bell as Bec, Tania Yuki as Akiko; Surfers: Paige Houden, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Ashley Cheadle, Jaymes Triglone, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.03 (29)

Aus: July 12, 2006
Written by Noel Price
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

The Solar Blue girls are flattered by the instant attention they receive from the boys at Blue Water High on their first day. But the accidental discovery of a blog site reveals there's more to it than they could ever have anticipated. Fly is concerned Heath is taking his new job too seriously.

With: Adam Saunders as Heath, Phillip Dixon as Dillon, Guy Brown as Sam, Kyro Herbert as Larry, Rebecca Breads as Tina, Georgie Hall as Michelle; Surfers: Paige Houden, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus, James Johnson

Episode 2.04 (30)

Aus: July 19, 2006
Written by Noel Price
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Rachel and Corey's different approaches to life (science vs nature) clash head on. Neither is prepared to budge but in attempting to prove he's right. Heath turns over the responsibity of assigning house chores to the group. Corey makes a near fatal error of judgement.

With: Adam Saunders as Heath, Kim Kiely as Surf Comp Judge; Surfers: Paige Houden, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus, James Johnson

Episode 2.05 (31)

Aus: July 26, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Marcus Cole

Brooke helps out her cousin by taking her place in a body-board competition, the only problem is she has to go behind Simmo's back. Meanwhile, Amy comes to Eric's rescue when he is finding it hard to talk to girls and Heath is worried he may have put himself out of a job by teaching his charges too well.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Adam Saunders as Heath, Adelaide Clemens as Juliet, Don Halbert as Mr Savin, Nick Gulliver as Announcer, Todd Lasance as Chris; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Ashley Cheadle, Mandy Zieren, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.06 (32)

Aus: August 02, 2006
Written by Shelley Birse
Directed by Marcus Cole

Fly learns the hard way about the true meaning of leadership while Heath almost blows his chances of getting the dream job he's been hoping for. Jilly returns.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Adam Saunders as Heath, Scott McGregor as Harvey, Kim Kiely as Surf Comp Judge; Surfers: Paige Houden, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Ashley Cheadle, Dane Pitman, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.07 (33)

Aus: August 09, 2006
Written by Shelley Birse
Directed by Marcus Cole

There's no surf so the Solar Blue kids decide to go abseiling. Preoccupied with her feelings for Mike, Rachel's emotions get the better of her and she learns some painful lessons. Fly competes in her first competition on the pro tour.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Andy Anderson as Bob, Mark Stagg as Coby, Raelene Chapman as Brooke Double, Sarah Grieve as Rachel Double, Dean Gould as Miek Double; Surfers: Holly Matthewson

Episode 2.08 (34)

Aus: August 16, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Marcus Cole

Eric is on a high when a surfing magazine pays him big bucks to publish his photo. But disaster strikes when he loses his expensive new board and can't seem to make headway with Amy.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Anh Do as Photographer, Terry Serio as Surf Shop Owner, Dane Sheddon as Surf Shop Salesman; Surfers: Jaymes Triglone, Lyndsay Noyes

Episode 2.09 (35)

Aus: August 23, 2006
Written by Noel Price
Directed by Ralph Strasser

At school an announcement is made that year 10 will hold a beauty contest to raise money for new gym equipment. The Solar Blue girls are shocked, they think a beauty contest is old fashioned and sexist. To keep Solar Blue from becoming social outcasts Corey comes up with an idea to keep everyone happy. He decides to enter the beauty contest...

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Brooke Callaghan as Annette, Kyro Herbert as Male Student [Larry], Ashley Cheadle as Female Student, Don halbert as Mr Savin; Surfers: Holly Matthewson

Note: Ashley Cheadle, the heckling female student, is also the surfing double for Lesley Anne Mitchell (Brooke)

Episode 2.10 (36)

Brooke and Mike

Aus: August 30, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Ralph Strasser

While at a surf club dance Mike reveals he can't dance. The next day in class the team are given an assignment on "the psychology of learning", where they must observe the process of someone learning a new skill. Much to Mike's dismay the team decides that they will teach him to dance for their assignment. It's a gradual process of improvement as Brooke and Mike practise the hardest dance of all; the tango. Simmo decides to challenge the kids' complacency by entering them in to a surf ski competition.

With: Don Halbert as Mr Savin; Surfers: Daniel Asmus, Ashley Cheadle

Episode 2.11 (37)

Aus: September 06, 2006
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

After a plumbing disaster, Simmo decides to get the kids out of the house and take them down the South Coast for a surfing safari. Amy suggests they visit Eric's mum while they are away but Eric thinks it's a bad idea. Unbeknown to Eric, Amy takes a bus to Eric's home town Lindara, and discovers Eric's secret.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Jeanette Cronin as Eric's Mother, Lisa Peers as Caravan Lady with Dog; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Ashley Cheadle, Dane Pitman, Ben Hamilton, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.12 (38)

Brooke

Aus: September 13, 2006
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Brooke and Mike have been an item for exactly two weeks and three days. Unfortunately, thoughts of Mike become a huge distraction and Brooke's surfing is suffering. Something's got to give. Will Brooke lose the boy she loves in order to follow her dream? Meanwhile a young grommet from school, Nell, becomes obsessed with Amy.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Sharney Mullally as Nell,Vanessa Steele as Surf Judge; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Ashley Cheadle, Holly Matthreson, Ben Hamilton

Episode 2.13 (39)

Aus: September 20, 2006
Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

There is trouble on Blue Water Beach when a group of local boys continually taunt the Solar Blue team whilst training. The leader of the group, Troy, wants Solar Blue off the beach. Meanwhile, Eric and Amy strike up a friendship with young surfer Nat and help her improve her surfing skills.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Ashley Cheadle as Nat, Mat Waters as Troy, Liam Smith as Thacky, Cody Kaye as Nick, Craig Elliott as Beach Café Owner, Samantha Stringer as Police Officer; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Ashley Cheadle, Paige Houden, Ben Hamilton, Jaymes Triglone

Notes: Lesley Anne Mitchell's surf double Ashley Cheadle (pictured) gets more screen time after appearing previously in episode 2.09 as a student.

Episode 2.14 (40)

Aus: September 27, 2006
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Marcus Cole

Eric and Amy's relationship is on the rocks. Amy feels Eric is taking her for granted and suggests their relationship should be more casual. There is a special ball coming up on the weekend and Simmo reveals a magazine will be sending a photographer to do a fashion shoot with the Solar Blue team before the event.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Adam Saunders as Heath, Todd Lasance as Chris, Zachary Garred as Luke, Marus Jacometti as Ed, Adrian Seiffert as Jordan, Jacqueline Perrott as Wardrobe Woman, Anna Zajakovski as Wardrobe Woman, Karl Baker as Bouncer; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Ben Hamilton

Episode 2.15 (41)

Aus: October 04, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Ralph Strasser

It's well into the year at Solar Blue and Eric has mastered the art of slacking off. After a stupid stunt with a training helmet Simmo decides it's high time that he and Eric have a chat. When Amy overhears a conversation between Simmo and Eric she believes Eric is on the way out of Solar Blue.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Hudson Thomas as Dan, Ella Roberts as Ella, Harry Bragg as Mr Wilmoth, Peter Sumner as Teacher, Nikki the Dog; Surfer: Ben

Episode 2.16 (42)

Aus: October 11, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Marcus Cole

Amy gets a big surprise when her wealthy parents, Ray and Linda, arrive from the Gold Coast for a surprise visit. Eric lets it slip to Amy that his birthday is coming up on Saturday. Amy, being a party girl, does not intend to let this go by and organises a surprise birthday lunch. On the morning of the surprise party Ray and Linda have a surprise for Eric and whisk him and Amy away on a seaplane flight. Unfortunately the plane has mechanical problems and the group are delayed in their return.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Nathy Gaffney as Linda, Alan David Lee as Ray, Felix Kerdijk as Ben, Sean McFarren as Waiter; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Dane Pitman

Double-duty dad: Alan David Lee, who played Amy's dad, can also be seen concurrently on H2O - Just Add Water as Cleo's father.

Episode 2.17 (43)

Aus: October 18, 2006
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Fly and Simmo are surprised when Edge returns to Solar Blue. They discover things haven't been going too well on the circuit for Edge and he's developing a bad name. Eric, Corey and Mike are eager to surf against Edge in a local comp, but he does a disappearing act when it comes to the final. When Edge is finally tracked down he makes the shocking announcement that he's quitting the circuit.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Khan Chittenden as Edge, Kim Kiely as Comp Announcer; Surfers: Paige Houden, Jaymes Triglone, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus, Jason Salisbury

Episode 2.18 (44)

Aus: October 25, 2006
Written by Sarah Smith
Directed by Ralph Strasser

Brooke should be feeling like she is on top of the world - school is going well and she's surfing better than ever. However, a recurring thought has been niggling at the back of her mind. Brooke realises she is constantly thinking about Mike. When everyone pairs up for a mixed doubles surfing event and Mike chooses Rachel as his partner, Brooke's thoughts run away from her and she begins to believe that Mike and Rachel have feelings for each other.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Grace Quinie as Competitor; Surfers: Lyndsay Noyes, Ashley Cheadle, Holly Matthewson, Cloudy Rhodes, Ben Hamilton, Dane Pitman, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.19 (45)

Aus: November 01, 2006
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Ralph Strasser

Living with the Solar Blue team members is beginning to grate on Mike - he's used to being an only child and is craving his own space. All hell breaks loose when Mike deliberately knocks down a house of cards that has been painstakingly erected by Corey. In an attempt to bring the group back together Simmo organises a bonding weekend at an outdoor adventure park. While competing in a triathlon in pairs Corey and Mike are forced to work together - it's a disaster.

With: Peter Astridge as Russ, Dean Gould as Mike Double; Daniel Asmus as Surfer

Note: the location used in this episode is the same one used in episode 2.07

Episode 2.20 (46)

Aus: November 08, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Marcus Cole

It's only eight weeks until the final surf-off and Rachel's peaking. She's totally focused and surfing up a storm. Just when everything seems perfect, Rachel's brother Jay arrives with some bad news. The family business is struggling and they need her help. In a shocking decision, Rachel decides to quit Solar Blue. A reporter arrives to follow two of the Solar Blue surfers for the day.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Sam Lyndon as Jay, Bill Liembach as Photographer, Michael Monk as Journo, Kim Kiely as Announcer; Surfers: Melanie Redman-Card, Ashley Cheadle, Holly Matthewson, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus, Dane Pitman

Episode 2.21 (47)

Aus: November 15, 2006
Written by Shelley Birse
Directed by Marcus Cole

For the first time in the year Eric takes a long hard look at Corey and Mike - his competition - and realises that he may not be able to beat them and suffers a major crisis in confidence. Will he be able to get his attitude back on track?

With: Kim Kiely as Annnouncer; Surfers: Holly Matthewson, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus, Dane Pitman

Note: The song is Hurricane, the band is Faker

Episode 2.22 (48)

Aus: November 08, 2006
Written by Sarah Smith
Directed by Ralph Strasser

While the rest of the team trains down the South Coast, Eric and Brooke remain at home to complete assignments for school. Eric convinces Brooke to take a short break and go for a surf with him. Unfortunately, she wipes out badly and ends up with a sore back. Attempting to keep the injury a secret from Simmo she struggles through training. It's only six weeks out from the final surf-off and she doesn't want to throw away her big chance. Will her injury take her out of the competition for good?

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Caspian Mauncy as Announcer; Surfers: Ashley Cheadle, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus, Dane Pitman

Episode 2.23 (49)

Aus: November 29, 2006
Written by Kristen Dunphy, Kym Goldsworthy
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Corey is on a high when he passes school with flying colours and there's nothing standing between him and the Solar Blue final. Later that day at school he is caught in the middle of a flour bomb fight and in a moment of recklessness he throws a flour bomb that hits the wrong person. Corey is immediately suspended from school which immediately disqualifies him from the surf-off. With a little help from his friends and some fast-talking from Amy he's given one last chance to have the suspension lifted.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Brooke Callaghan as Annette, Don Halbert as Mr Savin, Barry Langrishe as Principal; Surfers: Dane Pitman, Jaymes Triglone, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.24 (50)

Aus: December 06, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Amy and Eric's relationship is in a rut. When hot young surfer Connor Davies drops by to give the team a few tips, Amy soon realises she has feelings for him. Is this the end for Eric and Amy?

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Tim Maddren as Connor, Ashley Fitzgerald as Angelina; Surfers: Tom Rudd

Episode 2.25 (51)

Aus: December 13, 2006
Written by Shelley Birse
Directed by Marcus Cole

The end is now in sight for the Solar Blue students and Brooke in particular, is starting to worry about what will happen after the final surf off... Will the six of them remain best buddies? Or does the end of the competition mean the end of their friendships?
Fly reassures the Solar Blue gang that this is only the beginning of their friendships and their surfing careers - but Brooke reminds Fly that she won last year, so how does she know what it's like to be unsuccessful and left behind. Meanwhile Simmo has a surprise visitor planned. He's hoping her arrival will prove there is life after leaving the academy.
Fly is really excited when Perri turns up, but is shocked to learn that she and Matt are no longer seeing each other - they were so close when they were at Solar Blue! Fly does a little research and finds out Matt will be in the area - one phone call and she's got him stopping by to visit everyone at Solar Blue. Fly's sure that as soon as Matt and Perri lay eyes on each other, their relationship will be rekindled, but when Perri sees Matt, she's upset and makes a point of avoiding him.

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Tahyna Tozzi as Perri, Christopher Foy as Matt, Jamie Hunt as Sound Engineer; Surfers: Melanie Redman-Carr, Ashley Cheadle, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Shane Carroll, Jaymes Triglone, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus

Episode 2.26 (52, finale)

Aus: December 13, 2006
Written by John Armstrong
Directed by Marcus Cole

It's the day they've been working towards all year; the final, Solar Blue surf-off. Which boy and which girl will win the ultimate prize - a place on the pro circuit?

With: Liz Burch as Jilly, Nadine Garner as Deb, Grant Page as Skipper, Kim Kiely as Solar Blue Judge; Surfers: Melanie Redman-Carr, Ashley Cheadle, Lyndsay Noyes, Holly Matthewson, Jaymes Triglone, Dane Pitman, Daniel Asmus