A couple months ago, filmmaker / photographer Scott Stinnett ventured with some of the boys on the Volcom Surf Team to South East Asia to a little place called Sumbawa, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain. Sumbawa, a highly sought-after surf destination for people all around the world, offers many heavy world-class barrels, prodominately lefts, accompanied with a shallow coral reef bottom. For the traveling surfers and cameramen like Scott, Sumbawa is a great place to journey to for a variety of waves and tons of land exploring.
Their mission? Shoot some clips of Balaram Stack, Parker Coffin, Imai Devault and Noah Schweizer for a surf edit (watch here), venture to a few remote areas for some lifestyle photography, have some fun, and live to tell their story. Conclusion: they lived, but their story wasn't as exciting as today's current news in the world, so we didn't write a story. Although, Scott was able to capture some memorable moments from the trip through the use of his Yashica T4 and Wide Lux Panoramic cameras which we just had to share. Take a peek at some of the photos below!
PHOTOS: Scott Stinnett, @melllow_yellow
CAMERAS: Weatherproof Yashica T4 35mm Point and Shoot, Wide Lux Panoramic Camera
Fadi, pronounced "Faw-Dee," was the crew's epic tour guide and drove them around to some mystical secret locations
The boys were stoked when Fadi showed them this secret hideaway in the forest
This spot wasn't surfable, but Parker Coffin didn't want to leave
100 degree weather, fully clothed, with an old Volcom tee wrapped his head. Score!
In the background you can see a pretty sick left, which unfortunately, wasn't surfable, so the boys moved on to another location
The gateway to the dream left that was scored in the edit. The crew ended up calling that wave "Baldman's" for a local incorrectly pronouncing Balaram's name.
Once you walk through that path you are rewarded with this sight. The granny farmer, who owns that piece of land, is shown here holding the gate open for the crew.
Imai Devault at Baldman's
Imai with the first leap into an unknown lagoon
Taking a break from the road
This desolate, beachy farm land makes for a good photo
The boys' first look at Baldman's
A small Indonesian girl on her way to pre-school. It's fascinating traveling thousands of miles away from home to see how native people live and grow up, hugely disconnected from the world you and I live in today.
Noah and Parker, full zen mode
The Nomad Resort
The heat made Parker a little thirsty...
Here's Fadi (on the right) wondering what a kid from Florida and a kid from California are doing staring off into the depths of a lagoon
On the way to the waterfall. Beautiful scenery in every corner of Sumbawa kept traveling from place-to-place a treat rather than a burden.
The long walk back from Yo-Yos (the smaller, fun-looking right from the edit)
The boys watching Balaram swing from a tree into the water. Balaram, with a miscalculated attempt to fear of landing on tree roots (shown on the left), hung onto the rope and slammed back into the tree. Nice one, Balaram.
On the way out from granny farmer's crops and into Baldman's
Rocks were slippery, but careful foot placement ensured no one fell off the cliff. Too bad. Would've made for a cool photo.
Posted on 08/18/16