Summertide; A Drama series from South Africa that centers on a marine biologist who, following the death of his wife, relocates to a picturesque beach town to establish a rehabilitation center for penguins.
Martin Field (Frank Rautenbach), a marine researcher and father of two, relocates to the False Bay region in order to escape a dark secret: the passing of his wife Julia (Amalia Uys).
He establishes a marine conservation trust for False Bay there, but things are more complicated than they seem.
The show delves into the lives of the Field family and the intriguing individuals who come into contact with them; each has a unique set of desires and secrets.
We get to know Martin’s father, Jack Field (André Jacobs), a retired naval commander who manages his family like a military post, and his mother, Wilma (Terry Norton).
In addition to the typical strains of high school, Tristan (Jan Combrink) and Lucy (Evangeline Hallock), Martin’s children, have to deal with the loss of a parent and relocation to a new place.
Gavin (Ty Keogh), Martin’s younger brother, is a former professional surfer who operates a small custom surfboard company and leads an easygoing, promiscuous lifestyle.
Then there’s Martin’s first love, Rebecca Solomons (Monique Rockman), a well-known New York chef with a Michelin star; however, she’s presently seeing Gavin.
Red Letter Day Pictures is the producer of Summertide.
M-Net is launching a brand new local series called Summertide, consisting of 52 episodes that will air every week. The series will start on Sunday, January 28th, at 6:00 PM and continue for a whole year.
So the big question is: where do you see yourself a year from now?
But let’s forget about that for now and focus on the present. Join us in embracing the Summertide experience by indulging in this delightful snack, which includes:
- A convenient link that provides a recap of the storyline and introduces the characters from last year. Consider it your Summertide picnic basket, filled with all the essentials.
- An enticing teaser for the highly anticipated first episode.
Sunday, February 28th, 2024 Episode 1
Following the loss of his wife, Martin Field and his children decide to return to Simon’s Town. Here, Tristan encounters conflicts with local teenagers, while Martin finds himself reuniting with his first love in a face-to-face meeting.