Shot in the Pacific by Edward Saltau
Additional Footage shot by Santiago Sanchez, Eric Gamez, Federico Di Sarli, Michel Garcia, Maxime Dubos, Eric Lobato and Jean-Remi Leta.
Edited by Edward Saltau
Riding by Ben Mackinnon
Insights from rider Ben Mackinnon:
"This clip is a bit of a dream trying to make its way into reality. It's personal; it's about my goals and my fellow New Zealand riders. It's about finding motivation again, another gear and another level of motivation.
What is your fifth gear you may ask? Your fifth gear locks in with age, sacrifice and evolves along the way. It comes out of the belief that there is no end to your evolution as a person and as a rider. It's the belief that the energy you need still lies somewhere inside you, even if you haven’t quite found it yet.
New Zealand bodyboarding is such an unknown in a sea full of population dense countries dominating world bodyboarding.
I want the global bodyboarding community to sit up and take notice of this small country I call home.
I’m proud to be a New Zealander and want to see other New Zealand riders be all that I know they are capable of.
So enjoy the clip and share around."