A mix of young and old, hunting for onshore reefs but also rising before sunrise in search of golden light. Are we getting old? I remember filming for Modern Collective, the photographer would bang his tripod on the ground, accidentally knock your mattress at first light and roust you awake. We wanted no crowds and onshore beach breaks, he wanted golden light silhouettes and offshore winds. If we had risen then, we may have scored incredible photos, instead we slept, hunting clips and ramps.
We are currently driving down the south coast of Australia, it’s the first surf trip for Epokhe where co-founders Dion Agius, Mitch Coleborn and myself loaded up a variety of cameras, boards and newly signed ambassador Creed Mctaggart.
This is more than just a trip, we have an underlying need to do something special. Hence the 4 a.m. wake ups. Are we old with a new appreciation for light, does Creed think we are fucken lunatics? Maybe we are, I’m torn.
Amongst a certain anxiety to make sure we dont burn through all our money getting skunked on this fickle Australian coast, we are shooting burnt out forests, skating, gambling on the dogs, shooting more, fucking around and trying to do things you should on a team trip. Nothing better than ending the day at a small Australian pub, Coopers on tap, working with friends has never been better. Be sure to get psyched for What Youth issue 3 where you can dive in and see what we make. —Kai