There is nothing more rewarding than having the line-up to yourself. How did it feel finding so many untouched waves?
"The epitome of The Search is scoring a pumping empty lineup. I prefer to share the experience with a friend to bounce the excitement with but completely solo is also a special experience I cherish.
I think the whole Covid ordeal worked in our favour because we had the freedom of not being tied down to jobs and the f*ck it attitude when there was a lot of uncertainty with how the world was changing and the possibility we might get locked out of our own state. A number of the sessions in this film are some of my most memorable days surfing in my life including one session that was just me and 3 of my best mates trading perfect tubes. The joy of those sessions stay with you long after you've left the water. Just so helps that Darcy shot the whole thing with cinematic beauty so even if my memory fades I can relive it in high definition haha."
"Darcy and I are best mates and have been shooting, travelling and making films together since we were 14-15. We share the same passion for surfing, travelling, creating and sharing films so it's been the ultimate dream come true to travel the globe in search of waves and to document the adventures. Wouldn't change it for a thing."
What does The Search mean to you? Do you have more trips planned?
"The Search to me is creating memories through adventure. It's about taking a risk in the hope of experiencing something unique and knowing no matter the outcome, it'll always end up a classic story. We're always on the hunt for waves. Our trip planning is usually us leaving either that day or the next morning when we see a decent swell chart."
Finally, what was your favourite wave of the episode and why?
"Probably the slab of straight air about halfway through. It's always a special feeling nailing something like that because so much needs to come together."