A south-of-the-border jaunt turns into a Mexican fiasco when a group of California twenty-somethings arrive in Baja for their annual New Year's Eve surfing trip, and become pawns in an explosive showdown between the local mayor and the corrupt police force. Brandt (Tom Carver) is a failed entrepreneur who's just lost his girlfriend, his business, and his mojo. But Brandt's best friend TK (Kenny Morrison) has the perfect cure -- a New Year's Eve surf trip to Baja, Mexico with his girlfriend Mackenzie (Kansas Carradine) and their best bud, Unis (Rini Bell), who's waging a valiant battle against cancer. Unfortunately, Brandt expected to stay in a luxury resort, and when he emerges from his drunken stupor to realize that the gang is instead staying at a primitive campsite on a rural Mexican beach inhabited by a hungry donkey, he prepares to hightail it back home. But Kenny changes Brandt's mind by convincing him to give the "real" Mexico a shot. Now, inspired by Unis' bravery and realizing he has little to return home to, Brandt finally starts to loosen up. Later, when the gang's bus breaks down and they get caught up in a violent battle between the mayor and the corrupt local police, they gain a newfound appreciation for their flawed lives and attempt to outrun the bullets and make it back to their home country.