Gingi makes peace with Jessica, and the group heads for San Diego to ride new waves. They also hire a private instructor, and Gingi makes progress. Meanwhile, Erin questions Jessica's commitment to their team.
Gingi visits Vanessa and tells her that she's bisexual, an announcement that reverberates throughout the group. But when they all congregate at Michele's house for a barbecue, Jessica and Melissa's relationship is the big news as it might be back on again. Meanwhile, Michele asks surfing instructor Rebecca Heller to judge the group's upcoming surfing competition. Heller agrees, provided they make it a fund-raiser for the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental organization.
Gingi, Erin, Melissa, Michele, Jessica and Vanessa are introduced. Gingi, the “hot newcomer,” says she's “terrified of the ocean,” but she'll do fine. More problematic is the troubled relationship between Melissa, 29, who's ready to commit, and Jessica, 23, who clearly isn't.