Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Off the back of the trip

Well we're back in good old S.A , the part of Africa we call home and looking back at where we have just been and what was captured,it can only be said , we had an epic trip.

Reunion was everything and more that i wanted from it as a location for the film,it sets itself apart from all the rest in a unique and interesting way which you will see in the film.It's actually mindblowing

The last couple days on the island started with a trip to the moon,(the volcanoe ) and then 2 days just shooting the right in the south.With so much footage from St leu it was nice to bank some more progressive punting at the right to really round off the surfing in this location of the film.

Anyways i just wanna thank the crew for being apart of another insane trip and look forward to the next one.Look out for Greg Ewings incredible images and Story by Andy Davis in an upcoming issue of Zigzag surfing magazine

I'm now on the South Coast for the next month shooting water for the film Blue Crush 2, so once this shoot is over i will keep you posted on our next African adventure.

Till then, see ya in da water

Monday, June 7, 2010

Short and Sweet

It's been a long day so i'm gonna keep this post short and sweet,as a bit of shut eye is calling,knowing we have a 5 am start to head up to the volcanoe tomorrow.
We spent the morning shooting from the water until the wind came up round 12pm and then headed to a blow hole i had been to 7 years ago.
It's a full on lava tube setup,the ocean packs the cave underneath where you standing and then proceeds  to explode 50 metres into the air for up to 10 seconds.We got some incredible footage and pics,there really is no end to the beauty of this volcanic island.
Anyways i'm off, catch ya'll on the morrow

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In all her glory

St Leu has not stopped churning waves down the point for the last 4 days but this morning was special.The direction was bang on and 4 to 6 foot waves were on offer all day,it's not often you get a swell with a 19 second period.
It's quite a phenomenon to witness the beauty of this wave in all her glory.We definately got what we came for,but i think the boys are now amped to go right,so we gonna hopefully get back to the right we scored at beggining of trip when swell backs down on tuesday

Yesterday with the wind up in the arvo,we headed up to the waterfall to shoot some scenics and just kick back.
All in all a great weekend

keep logging back in,see ya

Friday, June 4, 2010

Whats in the Bowl

Well i can tell you whats in the bowl,3 hungry surfers spent the whole day unleashing in the St leu bowl as 4 to 5 foot waves peeled down the reef from sunrise till sunset.The magic of this wave surfaced today and is just the beggining of whats to come.

Myself and Greg took to the water today to capture some water footage,this place seriously has the cleanest water outside of Tahiti.Truly amazing being out there.

Dan unfortunately pintched a nerve in his back after doing a cutback , so will prob be out for a few days

Anyways we hopefully gonna hit up the volcanoe and waterfalls this weekend,and with another push in swell tomorrow ,fun should be had by all.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

The ocean woke up

Bonjour from Reunion
Well today we woke up to the signs of a building swell at the famed St Leu and the boys got a couple waves under the belt,however the predicted 6 to 8 feet swell we were expecting was late.

We then headed off to surf a more barelling wave further north,but the wrath of local bodyboarders seem to frustrate the guys,allthough dale snuck a few barells under the radar(he allways seems to find the barell).
It was all in all a pretty unfruitfull day footage wise, but the good news is by sunset St Leu was 6 to 8 feet which hopefully lines up for some epic surf tomorrow.
The ocean has awoken and i am going to sleep now.
see ya tomorrow

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Leading up to the swell

So Dan's boards arrived and after a traditional Reunion meal at a local restaurant we headed off last night to the airport . A 1 hour round trip turned into a 2 and a half hour nightmare lost in the city. The lower highway was closed and we were sent deep into the abyss. Anyways long story short,we only got home after 12 and thats the reason we never posted a blog last night.

So heres whats been happening.Yesterday we hit up the same right and the boys gained some more air miles,on return to St Leu a few waves were peeling down the reef and a couple of the guys and myself headed out and enjoyed a few magic waves.So good to be in the water again.

Romain our local friend who just happens to be an amazing surfer,guided us up to the middle of the island at 6 am this morning ,on my request to shoot some magical landscape scenes for the film.
The boys, Greg and myself were blown away at what we saw,it was like standing on top of the world looking down on a scene from Loard of the rings.Truly one of the most breathtaking views i have ever witnessed.

On return back to our camp it was clearly evident that the predicted swell was showing some forerunners,and with the buzz about the island and what we can see from the maps,it looks like tomorrow morning is going to be funneling 6 to 8 foot lines into the magical St Leu bowl.
This is just the start of the first of 3 swells that will run the coarse of the next 6 days.
Needless to say,Dave ,Dan and Dale are super amped. Will keep you posted on what these swells bring.

Over and out.