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Yago Dora

Yago Dora

From: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil Age: 20

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05/18/96

Birth Place: Curitiba,Paraná,Brasil

Currently Living: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil

Height: 1.79 m

Weight: 70,5 kg

Sponsors: Volcom, Monster, Sticky Bumps, Arenque Surfboards, Casa das Pranchas, Future fins, Marcelo Amaral (functional), Pizzaria do Cica.

Volcom Rider Since: March 2012

First Board: 5,5 , Tropical Brasil

Warm Ups: Stretch a little bit. I have a little sequence of exercises that my functional trainer (Marcelo Amaral) gave me to do, it works hehehehe

What Gets You Motivated To Surf? Surfing hehehe

Side Tracks: Skating, play soccer, I like to do a lot of other sports

Music / Bands: I like almost every kind of music.

Videos / Movies: Surf movies

Best Style: All of them,hehehe

Random Information: Love chocolate hehehehe

One Thing You Can't Leave Home Without: Surfboards

Special Thanks: Family, friends and sponsors

RELATED NEWS + VIDEO

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A Candid Photo Journal: Puerto Rico w/ Noa, Yago, Droid, Mauro
Puerto Rico has been an increasingly popular destination for surfers around the world ever since the 1968 World Surfing Championships were held there, and for good reason. Along with the hundreds of reefs, points and tropical beaches, favorable winds to the north, and crystalline blue water, its diverse natural scenery and renowned traditional cuisines make this Caribbean island a favorite among many. As a surfer, you're focusing most on the waves. But what other advantages does Puerto Rico have? Crowds? Those are ubiquitous these days, so we can throw that out. Hazards? There are always a couple. But when you go down the list of notable spots, from Parking Lots to Maria's to Los Tubos to Middles to Aviones (the list goes on), you're sure to score some waves any season you visit. Right? Wrong. Maybe that's right, but not for Noa Deane, Yago Dora, Andrew Doheny, and Mauro Diaz. Noa, Yago, and Andrew recently travelled to Puerto Rico to meet up with Mauro (who lives in PR) and Richie Olivares (Volcom's Global Surf Team Manager) to try and score some clips for a new edit. After driving around a ton searching for waves, taking a mini jet to a neighboring island, and returning to the same fruitless conditions, the boys needed to shift their focus. And they did. When you have a diverse group like this, you are never bored. From Noa's 'welcome to the team' surprise, to the sharpie incidents, to the Pelican Man, there was no shortage of memorable times. See below for a Q&A from the guys, along with a selection of behind-the-scenes and lifestyle film photos from photographers Tom Carey and Scott Stinnett. WEIRD? Meeting the Pelican Man, who literally could talk to the pelicans and tell them what to do, seriously. I guess he was featured on the National Geographic cover once. He would rescue wounded pelicans and by the time we met him he had a full flock under his wing. CREW? Droid and Noa were inseparable the whole trip, constantly making music, writing songs, playing guitar. While Yago would just quietly eat his candy and then boost eight foot airs. Mauro was just soaking it all in and was stoked to be there. FOOD? Meal of the trip was Pinchos? Peenchos? I dunno how to spell or pronounce it, but it's basically sketchy 'chicken' on a stick and sold on the side of the road. DRINK? Drink of the trip was Pina Coladas! So many Pina Coladas. FAVORITE? Favorite moment of the trip was when everyone conspired to welcome Noa to the team by smashing a pie in his face. So while Noa, unknowingly, jammed out on his guitar, Yago snuck up behind him with a pie and smashed it in his face! I think Richie yelled "welcome to the team, grom!" and then Noa smeared more of it all over his face and started chugging whip cream while everyone cheered. It was great. SHARPIE? If you fell asleep early enough, Noa and Droid would hunt you down with a sharpie and vandalize your face. I think Nate Leal got the worst of it. SURF? It was full moon when we were in Tortola and the main spot we surfed the whole trip was in front of a shanty bar called Bombas, which was literally held together by string and beach wood and halfway underwater already. It looked like a big enough wave would knock the whole thing down. They had a legendary party on the night of the full moon and they were serving some beverages that made us hallucinate. It was wild!   Below photos: Tom Carey Camera: Canon AF35M & Disposable Cheers, mon! Yago, Noa, and Droid taking down some Red Stripes pre-flight. Beer of choice for El Caribe. Droid loves to sleep. Is he sleeping here? Here's Noa wondering the same thing. Small planes are convenient (and sketchy) when you need to jump from island-to-island to search for waves. Grid-locked! You can bet on Yago to always be prepared for a surf. We also discovered he always has extra fin keys. Good man to bring on a trip! Tradewinds in Puerto Rico can sometimes make for chilly weather. But Tradewinds or not, sunny or cloudy, Noa is always rockin' his favorite jeans. Mauro Dora and Yago Diaz?! Surf trips sound so fun, right? Especially to places far from home, and they are. But, people forget it's full of multiple airports, long car rides, lack of sleep, and sometimes getting skunked on waves. Here's Droid at the culmination of it all. Noa trying to make the car rides a little more entertaining for the group. After flying-high all week, Yago indulges on a couple glasses of vino on his last night of the trip. Nate Leal and Scott Stinnett (background left & right), are the go-to filmers for the Volcom Surf Team. These dudes are always on it! What we can take away from this photo is that more sunscreen was needed! Yago channeling some Tony Alva? Scott Stinnett. Cops are always on the lookout. "Yeah, it's a bit windy, but..." Sleeper boy. Noa knocked out from rocking too hard and drinking too much water. Droid's bringing back the classic Black Fly's look. Y'all been to Pusser's? Phone rings... "It's Ozzie! Oh, snap, my rent's due!" House view. Droid sometimes sleeps with his eyes open. It's creepy, but pretty funny! Yes, airports are full of freaks! The name of this airplane is quite accurate. Whatever you do, don't look down! Scared, psyched, confused, or all the above? Touchdown! This place ruled. Yago always packing the late night snacks. This dude loves chocolate. Droid rockin' the Mag Vibes Stoneys and Yago rockin' the Macaw Mods! Mauro Diaz is always Gozando! (Having a good time.) Noa greeting the Shark's Cove of the Caribbean! Why did we have a fart machine? Who knows. But when you play this thing through a mini amp, it will have you in tears. This literally went on for a couple hours... Nate, bummed his phone broke and couldn't Tinder. The pie in the face wasn't enough, and Noa wanted more! Noa making Richie and Droid some tasty treats. Egg in hole? Egg in basket? Whatever it was, it ruled. Noa loves to prank people, and here is proof! So, don't fall asleep before him. Looks like Tom Carey didn't get the message. Checking emails? On Instagram? Whatever, it's too late for photos. Noa's first boards with the Stone! Yes, Droid sleeps with his guitar, day and night. Below photos: Scott Stinnett Cameras: Yashica T4 and Widelux Boarding the mini jet. Yago's candy stash. Airport lobby jam sash with Droid and Noa. Maybe just Droid. Droid, zorched. Beers and champagne. Why not?! Seriously lost! Tom Carey trying to figure out where they are while Noa sleeps one off. Mind surfing. We did that a lot due to the lacking of waves. Few spots had potential, and we found some fun waves, but not a ton. Everyone wants a photo with Droid. Mauro Diaz. Checking this spot called Middles, which had a couple waves on offer. Yago Dora. This is Tortola. And it's an amazing place to visit. Free samples of Pina Coladas on the house! Noa and Droid. This was the last night in Puerto Rico. Full crew! These rocks were super sharp, but made for some cool, Mars-lookin' landscape. Droid and Noa taking in the amazing view we had. What a way to wake up. Droid. Yago, the pelican whisperer. OK, Noa is a pelican whisperer, too. Yago, Noa, Droid, trying to write some songs in the lobby. You can see Droid here has taken a new approach to the word "downtime." Downtime again with Droid. Cool path we found to some waves! Droid resting his eyes. Droid jam session. Droid sleep session. Yago with somewhat of a swan dive. Noa and Droid hanging out on the porch of our spot. Found a dude who was driving this and asked if we could take some pictures with it. He was stoked, and more than willing to let us do it. Thanks, man, this is rad! So sick. Sincerely, yours truly. The Pelican Man hooked us up with some free lessons on how to care for them and feed them. It was actually pretty cool, and Noa and Yago turned out to be experts at the trade. Noa mid-jump, or fall, or step-off, or whatever. Not a very enthusiastic jump, but we'll take it! Buddies. Noa and Yago enjoying the Caribbean. Cool angle of Yago floating in the sea. Yago. Mauro showing us some spots. Room with a view! Yago. See you, dudes, next time!   Related stories: Indo Boat Trip with Volcom Surf Team - Candid Photo Journal Episode 3 of Welcome To Water, Indonesia - Candid Photo Journal Hawaii Campaign Shoot - Candid Photo Journal
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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Volcom Pipe Pro 2017
GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT THE VOLCOM PIPE HOUSES ON OAHU'S NORTH SHORE DURING THE 2017 VOLCOM PIPE PRO! Photos by Mike Morrissey Related: Portraits - Finals Day - Day 3 - Day 2 - Day 1 - Sustainability + Giveback Programs Opening ceremony - blessing the event. Competitor jerseys. Michael Morrissey docking himself on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House pondering what to do on lei day #3. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii helping make waste a resource! Director of Volcom's Psychic Migrations, RT, checking out the waves at the Beach Park. New Jersey's Pat Schmidt showed up for a few days (the weather was actually a bit chilly at times). Drone launching from the Volcom Pipe House to capture some free surfs during one of the many, many lei days. Early morning pre-start to competition. We were there for two weeks. The waves were either firing or big and stormy. This is the latter. Taken from the 3rd story of the Pipe House. Never a dull moment with Tai Vandyke and Burger! When the event was called off, thus presumed a lei day, the boys spread thin: searching for waves on another part of the island, golfing, getting ready for the event, or laying around the Pipe House watching movies. In this photo you can see Mitch Coleborn (left) and Fat Tony (couch) while a documentary was rolling. Tons of music documentaries were watched on lei days. Two that come to mind were of Keith Richards and Tom Petty. Volcom surfboard room at the Pipe House. From the living room of the Pipe House looking out at Pipeline (Pipeline is a little more towards the left of the photo). This was the morning of the finals. Volcom's Matt Bemrose (left) and Richie Olivares (middle) doing some pre-live production. Contest Director Marty Thomas (left) and announcer Kaipo Guerrero warming up for the Morning Live Show. Leland Dao. Banzai Bowls was on site every morning to feed the staff and competitors. Nothing better than a healthy acai bowl to get the day started! Thank you, Joe Bard and team! Assessing the conditions on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House: Kaimana Henry, Jason Shibata, and Makuakai Rothman.         "Are we on?!" -Everyone, every morning. Miguel Tudela psyching and strategizing before his heat. Besides a near-perfect 10-point ride, Miguel lost out in Round 4. The boss, Kai Borg, was there to hold it down from Day 1 to make sure everyone kept their cool. Kawai Lindo + Jason Shibata spotting a drainer down at Off The Wall! Head of Volcom Entertainment, Kurt Midness, flew over to hang with our musical guests for the event, Fat Tony and iLL Faded, and clock some solid Hawaii time. Fat Tony DJ'd at the Volcom Pipe House after competition days, and dropped an epic live performance at the Turtle Bay Resort one night. Volcom's North American Men's Marketing Director, Daniel Terry (left), didn't stop running around and taking care of business the entire two weeks we were there. The man means business, can't you tell?! Aloha! The boys enjoying some downtime before the event. Tai Vandyke (left), Volcom team rider and New Yorker Balaram Stack (middle), and well, we just call him Thor (right). More downtime, but this time it's personal! There was a VIP bar on the 3rd story of the Pipe House, and Balaram Stack took full advantage. Videographer Marc Chambers keeping the Hawaiian vibe alive! Fat Tony and iLL Faded keeping the house party jamming with non-stop tunes for hours. Volcom Stoned! Shot from the OG Volcom House looking at the Volcom Pipe House. Jason Shibata, Charly Quivront, and Imai Devault. Kai Borg assisting one of our filmers, Nate Leal, with the door into the Volcom OG Volcom House to capture the music and party vibes. He looks pretty stoked Kai Borg held the door open for him. Burger taking a look into the party scene at the OG Volcom House after Finals Day. Kai Borg and Kelly Slater. Can't even imagine how much surfing history is known by these two awesome humans. The man behind @DrewToonz, Drew Toonz! Jamie O'Brien's new house is being built directly behind the Volcom Pipe House, and they were enjoying the Volcom Pipe Pro from the deck. This house's location has been occupied by many famous surfers in past years. Looking straight out at Pipeline from the kitchen of the Volcom Pipe House. Solid view from the patio of the Pipe House. Volcom Hawaii's Clint Moncata, and Alex Moncata Mark Gabriel, Kailey and Ashley Bogart. Mauro Diaz, Harry Timson, and Balaram Stack enjoying Primo number too many. Thor and Mitch Coleborn. Up to something you can bet on that! Sports broadcaster and TV host, Tina Dixon, and Red Bull's Claude Merkle. Volcom's Head of Surf Photography, Tom Carey (left), photographer Brian Bielmann (middle), and Volcom's EVP of Marketing, Ryan Immegart (right), checking out some of the day's photos. These guys were huge contributors to making it all happen. Volcom's Daniel Terry and welcoming-newcomer, Jeff Arnold! Abe Lerner, Volcom's VP of Surf, Brad Dougherty, and Ryan Immegart. Artist and longtime Volcom family friend, Mike Parillo with his little buddy. Tom Carey breaking up the monotony of photo editing all day. Tai Vandyke capturing the mood of a party at the OG Volcom House after competition day. Richie Olivares, Volcom's Global Surf Team Manager, and Milo, sunset hanging on the porch of the Volcom Pipe House. Hawaiian Water Patrol getting their skis out in the lineup before competition began. Despite Yago Dora's stellar performance in his earlier round heats, he lost out in Round 4 to Bruce Irons and Aritz Aranburu. Kaimana Henry + Jason Magallanes, pure Hawaii. Brad and Tai, porch hangin'. Chris Stebely + Anthony Sedgwick. Clint drafting up some custom tees! WSL announcer Joe Turpel. Kalani Chapman with some words to live by. Volcom Pipe House before the event started. The walkway up from Kamehameha Highway. Left is the OG Volcom House, straight ahead is Pipeline, right is the Volcom Pipe House. Early morning surf check out at Pipeline. Some lei days had some gems, but they were far too consistent to run competition in order to give everyone a far shot at scoring potential. During competition, Nate Leal wasn't seen for most of the day. We wondered where he went. Turned out he was down the beach filming the heats from the bushes! The Stone. It stands for something bigger than all of us. No shortage of beers from Kona Brewing Co. and Primo throughout the entire event. Thank you! Cheers for the beers from Tai Vandyke + Milo. WSL's Joe Turpel and Surfing World Editor, Vaughan Blakey at the Pipe House after a full day of competition. OG Volcom House rager! Photo shot from the 3rd story of the Volcom Pipe House. Volcom Hawaii's Dave Riddle cruised by the houses on this thing a few times. Rid's been a strong contributor to the Volcom Hawaii program since day one. Buddy, Milo, Tai Vandyke, Richie Olivares, Ryan Boyes, and RT (front) Mark Gabriel and Bruce Irons. Bruce kept on making heats and dropping huge scores along the way, eventually falling short in the final to Griffin Colapinto, Adriano de Souza, and event winner, Soli Bailey. Here is your 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro winner, Australia's Soli Bailey! Soli finished the final far above his competition with a 13.26 heat total. Congrats to all finalists!
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PORTRAITS: Volcom Pipe Pro 2017
THE MANY FACES AT THE VOLCOM PIPE PRO Photos by Mike Morrissey Related: Behind-the-scenes - Finals Day - Day 3 - Day 2 - Day 1 - Sustainability + Giveback Programs Balaram Stack Matt Bemrose Billy Hume Charly Quivront Daniel Terry Dave Wassel Dave Riddle Drew Toonz Kaimana Henry Gavin Beschen + his grom Banyan! Yoshiaki "Goose" Masuda Brian Toth Dane Jeffreys Hayden Rodgers, Hagan Johnson, Nolan Rodgers. Harry Timson Burger Thor Taichi Wakita Freddy Henssens Levi Slawson Billy Marcelo Trekinho Tom Carey Scott Stinnett James Lucarelli Lugo Mike Morrissey Nate Leal Pat Schmidt Richie Olivares Tom Dosland Kimo Leong Brian Bielmann Mark "Scabs" Gabriel Drew Toonz Rusty Keaulana Jeff Arnold Larry Haynes Chris Cote Jim Mincher Bruce Irons Sal Masekela Jeff Doner Thomas Joe Turpel Chris Stebley Jake Burack Ryan Immegart Tai Vandyke Mike Parillo Brad Dougherty Kaipo Guerrero + Joe Turpel Van RT Todd Hymel Imai Devault Jason Shibata Jamie O'Brien Kai Borg Yago Dora + Miguel Tudela Yago Dora Tom Dosland Mitch Coleborn Tom Carey
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A Candid Photo Journal: Indo Boat Trip w/ Volcom Surf Team
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 CAMERAS: Disposables!! 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.
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Indonesia Delivers For Volcom Surf Team
Indonesia. Always a sought-after destination for good waves and good times. Cliche? Of course. But who cares. It's on the list of favorite surf destinations for many, and for good reason. The place delivers! So we decided to take a bunch of dudes from the Volcom Surf Team to venture around the Mentawais to rip some waves, get tubbed, have some beers, share (and create) stories, and, to be honest, we wanted to get some photos of them in our new boardshorts. Luckily for us, we scored a ton of epic footage so we decided to make this video. Check it out above, and learn more about the trip below! MEET THE DUDES... YAGO DORA RYAN BURCH MITCH COLEBORN OZZIE WRONG PAT SCHMIDT CHARLY QUIVRONT Peep Surfing Magazine's feature for an inside look at the trip and story by photographer Tom Carey: http://features.surfingmagazine.com/669292   PHOTOS BY TOM CAREY "After 15 years of sketchy boat trips and Indonesian white-knuckle adventures, we finally had a swell forecast that was too good to be true. Usually you line these trips up months in advance, juggling surfers’ contest schedules, and all sorts of other bullshit, and end up getting what you get. Which isn’t always good. So, to luck into a forecast like ours takes more than a decade of trying. Literally. I would know." -Tom Burch floating on his sled "Gotta support the team." Mitch and Ozzie fully support Yago's decision to burn them. Sharing is caring. Pat and Ozzie prefer frontside tubes. "Waves aren't usually the problem on boat trips. It's the people on them and how they mesh together... Luckily for us we had the biggest animals ever on our boat... As long as the vibe stays at optimum levels, a little flat spell or some rough seas can't spoil your fun." -Tom Ozzie tweak "Charly was the lone Frenchman of the trip... I think he was psyched to hang out with some of the older crew like Ozzie and Mitch." -Tom "If you're on a boat and you see an ink stamp that says "too fast for Satan," "aliens were here," "don't be frightened you're enlightened," "shoot rainbows into fascism," or "may peace be in your eyes," it was stamped there by me." -Ozzie Mitch rockin' a pair of his new favorite boardies, the Polka Stoneys "Burch is also real... He speaks his mind and has this laugh that is so contagious. It sounds like Lewis Skolnik from Revenge of the Nerds." -Tom Pat Schmidt. "I love the way guys from Jersey surf. There's a different approach to their power surfing that is unparalleled." -Tom "Ozzie is like the king's jester on these trips - he's always making sure everyone's having the best time." -Tom "Yago is the water baby. You have to drag him out by the hair. But his surf psyche also rubs off on everyone." -Tom "The best thing to do [on boat trips] is bring Ozzie Wright. He basically turned his room into an art studio. We watched him paint and he played his ukulele and kazoo the whole trip. He had everyone in stitches." -Mitch "I think Mitch put back the most beers, making his Aussie brethren proud. I got tackled four times by him breaking a chair each time. The security cameras on the boat are holding some gold." -Tom "Good Time Charly" "Pat Schmidt was one of the groms of the trip. He was so psyched to be out there. That’s the type of person you need on a trip. Someone that is just happy to be drinking beers, lighting fireworks and listening to some tunes." -Tom "He [Ozzie] has been going out to the Ments for longer than any surfer. His experience ends up rubbing off on everyone else. Arts and crafts time usually gets extended a few hours when he’s around." -Tom Yago loves to skate. He grew up in Brazil with Volcom Skate Team rider Pedro Barros, and if you watch their techniques and approaches, their styles are heavily influenced by each other's sport. Watch an extended piece on Yago and Pedro's love for both surfing and skating HERE. Burch on a self-made surf craft "This was a last minute trip for me, I only knew about it 48 hours before I left. This was also my first time going on a boat for that long, and I wasn't prepared at all. Luckily, the boys had all sorts of things to occupy our time." -Charly "Mitch will be out there when he sees his perfect window and he goes for broke. He doesn’t hold back. I think that’s why we all love the 'Spawn.'" -Tom New Jersey's Pat Schmidt trying to soak up some sun before heading back to the dreary winter season on the East Coast. Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie "He [Yago] is the one pushing the boundaries on every trip, making old vets paddle back to the boat with their tails between their legs." -Tom "Burch. Burch. Burch. Man, I haven’t seen surfing like his in my 15 years of shooting. Just when you think he’s some cruiser on an old twin fin he’ll bust out his asymmetrical board and go fucking ballistic." -Tom "We Ubered. We surfed. We drank. We pissed some people off. But whatever we did, we did it right. Life’s short. Party on." -Tom
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Republic of Maldives – Welcome To Water (Ep.4)
Maldives. Located in South Asia. Home to prized surf breaks such as Chickens, Lohi's, and Pasta Point, became an increasingly sought-after surf destination for salty shredders around the globe beginning in the mid-to-late 90s. Like many surf spots back in the day which surrounded this area, their only occupants were marine life and local tribes who couldn't give a sh*t about perfect 6-8ft empty tubes in 70-80 degree water temperatures. And Luckily like Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Nate Tyler, you can still score some of these spots relatively uncrowded if you time it right! Yago Dora That's where this video comes in to play. Mitch, Yago, and Nate, who are distinctly three different humans (besides their shared attribute of being goofy-footers), recently traveled to Maldives together in hopes of scoring some solid vacant waves, while Tom Carey and Nate Leal tagged along to document their adventure. As you can see from the video, they scored tons of relentless lefts. Yes, lefts. There wasn't a single right ridden, so if you are looking to see these guys rip on their backhand in this video, that's just not gonna happen. Mitch Coleborn The boys returned with a ton of excellent footage, good stories, and even better luck of not striking out due to strong winds and storms that typically circulate the area July through September. And speaking of footage, a quick anecdote... We had thought the video was completed, and as we were just about to send it out to the world, we got a call from RT (director of Psychic Migrations) which opened with, "Did you send it out already?!" Not even a hello! JK, RT, we love you. Turns out that Nate Tyler had watched the video and noticed his best clip wasn't in there, and RT wanted to respect that. So, he sent us a new file immediately and everyone was happy. That's how it should be, right? Please enjoy Episode 4 in our Welcome To Water series. *Note: This isn't Nate Tyler's best clip :)   Check out Surfline's exclusive photo feature from their trip: http://maldives.surfline.com/       Welcome To Water - Video Series Episode 1 - "Big Waves and Heavy Barrels in Hawaii" Episode 2 - "Proving Maui" Episode 3 - "Sumbawa, Indonesia"