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The Dock



At four am we were up, towing out what’s now known as "The Dock” in Bali for this concept shoot. We asked ourselves, what does the future look like? A cashless society? Self-driving cars? We’ll leave the wavepools for Kelly Slater and co. Instead, we envisioned lineup where you don’t have to paddle. Which turns out to be a rather dangerous affair. 

“The dock’s been scary,” said Ozzie Wright. “At one stage I just came up, got my board and saw it coming right at me. I like the chaos of it. The whole time everybody was like, “Where are we going!? Where are we going!? That was the fun bit. I kept thinking what if the tip was on the beach at a little shorey? No paddling, just run out, jump on a wave surf it to the beach then run back out and jump on another one. That’d be so much fun.”

“It would just kill you if it hit you, yeah?” asked Noa Deane, after the fact. “What’s it weigh? Half a tonne? When it wears a wave on the head it kicks like a snake. Like, Balaram jumped up and went six feet in the air. Then he landed on the wire, so sketchy. It whips right at the end because it’s connected to a cable which adds extra tension.”

Now that the tension’s relieved, we invite you to loosen your belt and enjoy “The Dock” as ridden by Noa, Ozzie, Yago Dora, Mitch Coleborn, Balaram Stack and Imaikalani Devault. After all, what's fun without a little heightened heart rate?

Directed by Sam McIntosh

Edited by Dan Scott

Creative Direction by Shinya Dalby  

Produced by Richie Olivares 

Oceanic Logistics by Tom Screen. 

Executive producer: Brad Dougherty 

Cinematography by:

Dan Scott
Jesse Little 
Jimmy “Jazz” Kinnaird
Scott Stinnett
Tom Carey

Music (in order of appearance): 

The Past Tense by Infinite Bisous

Falling Down Stairs by Distractor. 

Surfers (in order of appearance): 

Noa Deane
Ozzie Wright
Yago Dora
Imaikalani Devault
Balaram Stack
Mitch Coleborn

Thanks to Alexandre Lamoureux, Philippe Gosselin, Thomas Taatjes, Rizal Tandjung, Made Adi Putra, Betet Merta & Muklis Anwar.


Making of 'The Dock'



VOLCOM "This has got to be one of the sketchiest things we’ve ever done. I mean, would you pull the trigger on this concept and put some of the world's best surfers at risk? We’re in an age where everything’s been done. Where content gets exported by the dozens. Where repetition and derived ideas seem to be the norm. What breaks through clutter and what gets lost in 24 hours? There needs to be something more. So, we met up with our friends over at Stab and started talking about some potential ideas. When you enlist Stab’s wizardy and sunburnt minds to discuss surfing’s next move, you get oodles of high-to-higher outrageous, yet dangerously entertaining ideas. We labored over many of those ideas and found a winner. What was once a long and arduous process has finally come to fruition. And we’re truly passionate about it."


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