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Series cast summary:
 Ava Gregory (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Susannah Rexford (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Jay Robertson (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Bradin Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Johnny Durant (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Nikki Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Derrick Westerly (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Erika Spalding (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Cameron Bale (16 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Colby Freed (12 episodes, 2004-2005)


Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident. Ava Gregory (their aunt) gets custody of her niece and nephews and they move into her Californian home (in Summerland). Ava, a struggling clothes designer, lives with her best friend and business partner, Susannah Rexford, her friend, an ex- pro.surfer, Jay Robertson and her ex-boyfriend, real estate agent, Johnny Durrant. All four of them are highly unequipped to handle children and are not use to including them in their everyday lives. The series follows each of their struggles through life. Ava is trying to get her fashion line to take off. Whilst also fighting feelings for Johnny, her childhood sweetheart. And now trying to bring up her sisters 3 children up as well as possible. Johnny is forever trying to fight his feelings for Ava, knowing he ruined that relationship long ago. Johnny is the father figure ... Written by Amie S

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'Taylor Cole' (Erika) is Shawn Christian's (Johnny) stepdaughter in real life. See more »


In the episode where we learn about the summer of '97, closer to the end of the episode, Bradin goes and sits down beside Jay. When he runs up, he's shown wearing flip-flops. After a scene between the two of them, Jay gives Bradin his board and Bradin runs off with it. When he gets up to leave there are no sign of the flip-flops. See more »


Amber Starr: Oh my god, Nikki Westerley, you are so naive if you looked it up in the dictionary your picture would be there!
Cameron Bale: If you knew how to use a dictionary.
Cameron Bale: [hits him with her notebook] owwww!
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: To Live and Let Diorama (2005) See more »

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Great series
25 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started watching this series simply because it replaces Smallville for the summer. I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. I really liked it because I liked to imagine myself in the characters shoes. They live RIGHT on the beach in a beautiful house with all their friends. They characters all have something about them that makes you like them and want to know more about them. Each episode usually focuses on one or two of the stories in the series. So sometimes there is a little bit of discontinuity. The only disappointing thing about the series was that it leaves you hanging. After all 13 or 14 episodes you want to know what happens next.

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