A recent trip to the Mentawais with some lads from California aboard the Indies Trader IV. Couldn't really call this one work. 2 weeks of perfect waves, non-stop laughs, and living in absolute luxury.
Thanks to the boys and the crew for the trip of a lifetime.
Thumbnail courtesy Russell Ord- russellord.wordpress.com
Groove Armada- Paper Romance
Matt Corby- Brother (triple J 'Like A Version')
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Gold Lion
Shot on Canon 7D
Lenses- Canon 70-200mm, 16-35mm, 35mm, Tokina 11-16mm,
Aquatech Water Housing
Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly
A recent West Oz swell produced some of the biggest waves I've had the privilege of shooting yet. Myself and Photogs Russell Ord (facebook.com/russell.ord) and Spencer Hornby went down to capture the events that ensued.
Watch local lads Chris Ross, Ben Rufus and Chris Shanahan toy with a wave that would bring the ordinary man to tears.
Surfers:Benjamin Sanchis,Dimitri Ouvré,Ramzi Boukhiam,Alain Riou,Marc Lacomare,and Patrick Beven
Filmed and Edited by Pietro l.Franca
aditional footage: Jimmy Graham
music:stairway to the best party in the universe - brian jonestown massacre facebook.com/pietrolangefranca