Mitch feels that he needs to "find himself", so he travels to Hawaii to have some time off. While on the beach in Hawaii, Mitch rescues a family in trouble, but he barely makes it. He then realizes that he would have saved them all much more effectively if he knew more about the currents and these waters in general. He sets out to begin Baywatch Hawaii, an international training camp for lifeguards. He has to pick out the best of the best, and make a perfect team to start out with. Meanwhile, Jessie realizes that she has some competition for J.D. after he meets Kekoa.