Over the holidays we released a new surf edit (watch it here) featuring a few of our colorful team riders surfing in Indonesia, all of whom absolutely shred in their own unique ways. We have Ryan Burch who takes the high line, creating a unique approach to waves and style which transcends generations, Ozzie Wright who flies down the wave with long rainbow floaters, huge airs, and signature hand-painted surfboards, the electric high-flyin' Brazilian, Yago Dora, the all-or-nothing rowdy Aussie, Mitch Coleborn, the East Coast frothing grom, Pat Schmidt, and the lone comedic Frenchman, Charly Quivront. While each dude is quite different from one another, in the water and on land, they all share the same stoke and passion for surfing and the search for good times.
Tom Carey, Volcom veteran photographer, wanted to load up the boat with disposable cameras to catch the other side of the trip. The side that displays the non-surfing shenanigans, adventures, and antics of the team. Cameras were scattered throughout the boat for anyone who wanted to wind up the plastic box and snap something worth capturing. Hundreds of film photos were taken at random by the photographers and some of the team dudes, and by the end of the trip, that winding sound haunted everyone's dreams (I can hear it now). Once we returned home and developed a few dozen of the disposable cameras down at the local market, we pulled some favorites. Take a scroll below and check out this behind-the-scenes, candid photo journal from our Indonesian boat trip.
WORDS: Tom Carey
PHOTOS: Tom Carey, Luke Forgay, Scott Stinnett
Anytime you could step foot onto dry land was a good moment.
Little surf check in our tinny. I think we were at Asu at this point.
Ryan Burch, Nate Leal (filmer), Yago Dora, Charly Quivront, Ozzie Wright. All smiles at this point in the trip.
Charlie had some weird theory about stickers and boards. Like the boards wouldn't work good if the stickers were in the wrong place or something.
Captain Charly Cat.
Charly Quivront, the little French punk of the trip surfed circles around everyone. He might have held the Bintang record for the trip. Or at least the Euro record.
We stopped for gas one morning in some weird port. Ozzie had some spray paint so the boys left their mark.
Gasoline, cigarettes. No problem in Indo.
Asu again. We dodged storms a lot on this trip. Indo can be a funny place.
Classic Indo fishing boat running through the islands. Once in a while you'll see some feral surfers rocking up on one. That shit is hardcore.
Captain Ozzie just going over some charts and plotting our next destination.
I tried to go check the waves. I made it about 20 years before the engine acted up.
That's where you live for two weeks. Pretty tough at times. Mitch Coleborn trying to keep his sanity.
I'm guessing this is Coleborn doing what he does best.. being a knucklehead.
Mitch was an animal on the trip. Spawning out on multiple occasions. I think he broke about eight chairs on the deck.
Nate loves pole dancing to slow jams by Ozzie.
Ozzie is like 38 going on 19. The biggest kid I know.
Ozzie got jabbed by his board on day one in big surf. Just missed his eye by a half inch.
Get me two more! Ozzie in the pontoon.
Air guitar to beer chug?
Ozzie finding his groove.
Ozzie and his paintbrush. He's the most inspiring, honest, and caring dude I know. I try to bring him on every trip because you know it will be a good one with his infectious love.
That smile says it all. Ozzie spends a lot of time in Indo, This was day one in Indo. You think he's excited?!
We bought a big stash of fireworks for the trip. I think they lasted like two days.
Pat Schmidt is from New Jersey and often wakes up in the Jersey Shore with that finger.
Rule #1: Bring noise-cancelling headphones on trips. You'll thank me later.
Pat Schmidt jumped on board last minute, found some tubes, and kept things pretty light on board.
Pat Schmidt, part hipster, part tube pig, and part party pig. But all together, make up one solid human.
We bought about $1K worth of beer. It didn't last long.
Ryan Burch beat the heat. When the sun is out and the wind is light, you really start to feel it.
I have no idea where these hats came from, but the boys were having a little fun in the cockpit.
I think Ozzie is singing that song, "talking about good times," which became the mantra of the trip.
Ryan Burch is one of a kind. He gets these crazy eyes and has a little dark side that I like about him.
You can hear Ryan Burch's contagious laugh through the photo. One of the guys you always want to be around.
The Indonesians can sleep anywhere, in any position, at any time. They are the biggest legends.
When the boat is rocking, just go with it. We hit some heavy seas, but made the most of it.
I have no idea what's happening here. We may have been in big surf and kind of jumping with the waves.
Pat Schmidt and I, late night, doing god knows what.
This is what dinner would look like. The food was so good on the Bohemian Baru. It was usually lights out for me after that.
What goes down, must come back up. Yago Dora making the most of the time in Indo.
If you do a boat trip with Yago Dora, pack a lot of chocolate. Trust me.
Not sure what Yago is doing here, but you're always looking for something fun to do on these trips to break up the monotony.
Yago Dora is the ultimate surf turkey. Best dude to go surfing with.
Yago Dora is just learning how to play guitar. Which can be frustrating when everyone is trying to watch a movie haha.
Yago Dora, Charly Quivront. Game faces on.
Yago Dora the photographer.
I think the 5-10 is a good call today.
Posted on 01/03/17