Casey Braxton didn’t quite know what he wanted from life. He grew up never quite fitting in. At home he was overshadowed by his two older brothers – Darryl, a charismatic surfing hero and head of the River Boys; and Heath, an aggressive, unpredictable larrikin. At school he’s struggled to keep up both academically and socially, leading him to act out in frustration and anger. The disruptive behaviour has led to constant trouble with teachers and several suspensions.
Casey is an intelligent young man who stubbornly goes his own way, against whatever the odds. He’s so far resisted the social pressure to follow in his brothers’ footsteps and become a typical 'River Boy'.
Casey’s mother, Cheryl, loves all her boys extravagantly, but relates better to Darryl and Heath. She’s fiercely proud of Darryl, has a volatile relationship with Heath, yet seems happy to leave Casey to his own devices. Casey senses her ambivalence and reads it as disappointment or disapproval.
When Casey had the opportunity to re-establish a relationship with his father Danny, he ignored warnings from Brax that he couldn’t be trusted. When he finally realised that Brax was right, he tried to expose Danny’s plans to do another robbery. Tortured by his Father's demands to shoot their hostage, Casey turned the gun on Danny and killed him, sparking a roller coaster of events.
Unknown to the Braxtons, Danny led a double life and had another family. His fourth son Kyle sort revenge for his fathers’ death and kidnapped Casey, leaving him to die in the desert, chained to a rusty old car.
His was saved by an angel, in the form of Tamara Kingsley, who at first he thought was a hallucination.
The bond between Casey and Tamara was formed and caused his girlfriend Sasha Bezmel much distress at the time.
His relationship with Kyle has been turbulent especially when they compete for Tamara. Time will tell if blood is thicker than water.