Beyond the SURF by H.W. Neild
Kayte King lives to kitesurf. Financially broke in her windless hometown, Kayte’s spirits sink to all new levels. When an all-expenses paid invite to The Martinez Islands presents itself, to promote tourism with the potential to break her current record — a once in lifetime opportunity — Kayte grabs it.
Accompanied by her boyfriend, Steve, she travels to the islands with high hopes and expectations. They link up with their American counterparts and form the kitesurfing contingency that will bring in the tourism the island so desperately needs. Mercenary leader, Roger MacGill, brought in to eliminate anarchy, is tasked with the formation and training of police guards.
Stability temporarily subdued, MacGill capitalises on the island’s beauty and invests in its modernisation. But, MacGill is dangerously low on funds and desperate to see returns on his investment.
The kitesurfing contingency’s arrival rocks the local’s interests. Fascinated by the kites, yet wary of foreigners, their apprehension bubbles to the surface. The political unrest that follows, threatens to shatter their dreams.