Spoiler-Free Review of “Surviving Summer” Season 2 on Netflix: Blue Crush-Esque Series Returns

*This is a spoiler-free review for season two so feel free to read on!*

“I’m back…”

Surviving Summer season two released on Netflix on September 15th 2023. The Australian teen coming-of-age series features eight new episodes available to stream now. The show stars Sky Katz, Kai Lewins, Savannah La Rain and Lilliana Bowrey. Each episode runs for approximately 27-28 minutes.

After returning back to New York, Summer decides to go back to Australia to try out for the surfing team while re-connecting with old friends.

Here is the trailer:

Surviving Summer season one was a quick and delightful treat, transporting us to a beautiful setting with some predictable, but heartwarming moments. Does season two do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Aesthetically pleasing once again.

If you’re attempting to hold on to the summer season for just a little while longer, Surviving Summer season two will do the trick with gorgeous scenery and feel-good music. We got fewer episodes this time around, which was smart, and I like that they kept them under thirty minutes each, making this season extremely easy to binge-watch.

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Favorite characters return.

In season one, Summer was trying to figure out where she belonged and surfing gave her that chance. The ending of the series was actually really well-done and I didn’t think another season was necessary.

That being said, I missed the quirkiness of Summer and I was glad she got to shine again in season two. She was a lot more sure of herself this time around and I loved that she showed off her new surfing skills with style, proving that she is worthy of the competition.

Our other supporting characters returned as well and were given some layers too, which helped flesh them out more.

The Cons:

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Not a fan of the new potential love interest…

I get that we needed to shake things up in season two, but I wasn’t really a fan of the new “bad boy” potential love interest for Summer. He fit too neatly into a trope for me. I get that this is a coming-of-age series filled with predictable and “wrong” choices along the way, but I think more effort was needed in this department. I wanted something or someone based more in reality. The Summer I Turned Pretty does this very well and perhaps this series could learn a thing or two from that one…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Surviving Summer season two manages to capture the same vibe as season one, making this a charming and effortless watch. 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Surviving Summer in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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