ADVERTISEMENT

WATCH: TEAHUPO’O FLASHBACK TO THE 2013 SUPER-SWELL

One of the finest big wave crews ever assembled for a swell "The whole world is here Mr Bonython!" Alex Gray

Flashback to 2013 and a group of young, Australian surfers are gathered at Sydney airport anxiously awaiting a flight to Tahiti. We meet pugilist Richie Vaculik, an innocent-looking Mikey Wright with a page-boy haircut, Mark Mathews before his hideous injury, and a husky Dean Bowen who has always sounded like he was raised on a diet of cigarettes and scotch. Then the US all-star cast shows up in Tahiti, including the likes of Shane Dorian, Laird Hamilton, Nathan Fletcher, Kamalei Alexander, and Alex Gray. Suddenly a confederacy of the world’s best, big wave surfers is descending upon a little Tahitian town for a swell that may last a week instead of just one day. It’s showtime. Watch out for cameos from Keala Kennelly and Maya Gabeira also.

It’s the raw interviews and genuine sense of anticipation that give Bonython’s clips a welcome ounce of difference. Meanwhile, Teahupo’o always does well as the gurgling, hissing, roaring monster in the surfing horror movie you can’t take your eyes off

SUBSCRIBE TO TRACKS

A bi-monthly eclectic tome of tangible
surfing goodness that celebrates all
things surfing, delivered to your door!

SUBSCRIBE TO TRACKS

A bi-monthly eclectic tome of tangible surfing goodness that celebrates all things surfing, delivered to your door!

LATEST

POV at friendly(ish) sized Teahupoo

100% commitment is always entertaining to watch

More novelty action from the most entertaining man in surfing

PREMIUM FEATURES

Artist: Phil Meatchem Title: Simpler Times, North Coast, NSW

Summoning the energy for one more session

A Deep Dive Into the Photo Archive of Peter ‘joli’ Wilson, Aka the Memory Millionaire.

Surfer by Day, Dj by Night; the Sunshine Coast Born Shredder Known as Shimmy Disco Has Vowed to Make Her Comeback to the Wsl Challenger Series Tour in September. And It’s Music to Our Ears.

TRACKS PREMIUM

Get full access to every feature from our print issues, read classic Tracks issues from the 70s, 80s and 90’s, watch all of our classic films & more …

TRACKS PREMIUM

Get full access to every feature from our print issues, read classic Tracks issues from the 70s, 80s and 90’s, watch all of our classic films & more …

CLASSIC ISSUES

PREMIUM FILM

PRINT STORE

Unmistakable and iconic, the Tracks covers from the 70s & 80s are now ready for your walls.

Tracks