The Surviving Summer cast features Sky Katz, Kai Lewins and Lilliana Bowery. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Josh Mapleston and Joanna Werner’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Surviving Summer follows a Brooklyn skateboarder who spends time in Victoria, Australia. Summer Torres bonds with teenage surfers while struggling with familial issues. The narrative examines various relationships within an Australian community and the local beefs that affect the mentalities of Shorehaven natives. Here’s every main performer and character in Surviving Summer.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘First Kill’
Surviving Summer Cast: Sky Katz as Summer Torres
Character Profile: A Brooklyn teenager who temporarily relocates to Australia. She’s a trouble-making skateboarder and the daughter of “surfing royalty.” Summer develops friendships in Australia but struggles with vulnerability issues.
Katz’s Resume: Tess O’Malley in Raven’s Home (2017-21), Tess O’Malley in Bunk’d (2020), Tess O’Malley in Far from Raven’s Home (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Intimacy’
Surviving Summer Cast: Kai Lewins as Ari Gibson
Character Profile: A Shorehaven native whose family hosts Summer. In the recent past, he almost died due to a surfing accident. Ari tries to make people happy and often loses sight of his personal goals.
Lewins’ Resume: Tom Barrett in Wild Boys (2011), Young Richard in Carlotta (2014), Young Jack in Celeste (2018), Steve in Moon Rock for Monday (2020), Todd in Roar (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Hustle’
Surviving Summer Cast: Lilliana Bowery as Poppy Tetanui
Character Profile: Summer’s Samoan-Australian friend. She runs a surf school with her father and brother. Poppy misses her late mother and hopes to find someone that truly appreciates her as an ambitious woman.
Bowery’s Resume: TV Debut in Surviving Summer
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Interceptor’
Surviving Summer Cast: Joao Gabriel Marinho as Marlon Sousa
Character Profile: Ari’s Brazilian-Australian friend. He feels like an outcast and subsequently joins a rival surfing crew. In the past, Marlon told a lie that affects his friendship with Ari.
Marinho’s Resume: TV Debut in Surviving Summer
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Toscana’
Surviving Summer Cast: Savannah La Rain as Bodhi Mercer
Character Profile: Ari’s crush and fellow Shorehaven surfer. She hopes to be a social media influencer but doesn’t have a large following. Bodhi helps her father at home while pursuing career opportunities as a surfer and model.
La Rain’s Resume: Naia in Mako Mermaids (2016), Daniella in Alfa Maschi (2016), Freya in Content (2019), High School Dancer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Jules in Dis-placed (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Senior Year’
The Surviving Summer cast also includes Chris Alosio (Fighting Season, Troppo), Adrienne Pickering (Knowing, Rake), Dustin Clare (Wolf Creek, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Asmara Feik (True History of the Kelly Gang, Christmas on the Farm) and Mitchell Hardaker (TV debut).
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