THE CONCEPTION OF A PLAN IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. THE EXECUTION IS A DIFFERENT THING ALL TOGETHER.
Conceived on a autumn afternoon in a placid office setting. The whirring of fans and tapping of keys providing a monotonal backdrop. But no morning, lunch, afternoon or Skype meetings could have pre-pared us for the storm we were so unwittingly brewing.
From Lisbon to Paris with the Volcom team, via Ericeira, San Sebastian and Hossegor. We would call it Eurothrash and it would be our vehicle to drive however we wanted.
And oh how we drove. With a flagrant disregard for personal preservation. From all time Cave, to fine dining in Paris to turning it up San Sebastian and everything in-between. Super Bocks. Toll Roads. Trains. Vans. Pintxos, Planes. Hysterical Laughter. Sad Mornings, Hangovers bad enough to make grown men cry. 15 man surf checks. 15 man bar crawls. Dinners. Breakfasts. 3 hour lunches. Suspicious bottles of water. Petrol Stations. Ryan’s Boards. “Where’s my wetsuit”. Noa’s purchases. The eternal fin key hunt. Red Wine. White Wine. All time.
Eurothrash has been a hell of a trip but it’s all in perspective. Long may thrashing around Europe continue, in the same way that many greater figures then us have done before. (Notably Napoleon and Julius Cesar) – we’re not the first. We’re here right now and we fucking hope we’re not the last.
We’re a little tired but wearing a wry smile, a nod of the head and a knowing look under baggy eyes. Give us a moment to rest up and we’d do it all again tomorrow.
Starring: Noa Deane, Ryan Burch, William Aliotti, Alex Botelho, Charly Quivront and Gony Zubizarreta.
Produced by Wasted Talent.
Co-produced by Volcom.
Filmed by Guillem Cruells and Yentl Touboul.
Edited by Guillem Cruells.
Still Photography by Tom Carey.
Thanks to Volcom for letting us do fun things.