Where one imagines tropical islands having white sand and palms and firing reef passes, this discovery is the antithesis of those tropical pastel visions
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 March, 2017 - Somewhere in the South Pacific is a sharp, crusty outcropping of volcanic rock and deep, swirling ocean currents and, uh, horses. So says the newest Search adventure from Rip Curl who went south of the equator with Bruno Santos and Guillermo Satt and found some heavy slabs.
“We are in the middle of the Pacific, on a volcanic rock, getting bludgeoned by massive swells," said Australian photographer Ted Grambeau who chronicled the trip. "We are, as remote, as you can get.”
The video producers were impressed by Ted's words.
"If you know Ted Grambeau, then you’ll be able to hear the sound of his deep, rough, vaguely erratic voice; the volume rising with each syllable, the delivery slowing with each word, dragging out each sentence until you can almost feel their isolation."
The clip was filmed and edited by Jon Frank.