See the helmet cam angle of Ewan Donnachie’s Shipsterns wave (above) and the horrifying wipeout in your first preview of 6 Months – coming to you with Riptide #187 on April 4th.
6 MONTHS is a look at what can be achieved in a relatively short period of time; it’s a demonstration of what a lot of hard work can result in; it’s a celebration of travel, adventure, mateship and the incredible waves that were on offer during the Winter of 2011.
From early April through until the end of September, Ewan Donnachie chased waves high and low at a frenetic pace, along with good mates Jase Finlay, Damien Martin, Chris James, Nick Gornall and assorted other riders.
It was a testing time; last-minute calls, delays, cancelled flights, lost baggage, injuries, unreliable swell patterns and adverse weather conditions were inevitable components of nearly every mission. But the boys put their heads down, committed and reaped the reward of unspoiled perfection.
The film provides a rare insight into the lives and mindsets of these free-surfers and the equally dedicated photographers and filmers who document their exploits. It’s not all fame and fortune; it’s very rarely glamorous. But as each and every one will attest, it’s most certainly worth the effort.
A film by Ewan Donnachie and Lucas Vazquez, 6 MONTHS aims to inspire. Save your coin, get some mates together, do a little research and hit the road to discover what’s out there waiting for you.
Filmed by Andrew Kaineder
Edited by Lucas Vazquez
Sound Design by Anthony Tiernan
Colour Grade by Jessica Morgan
3D Compositing & Motion Graphics by Toby Royce
Title Animation by Sam Finlay
Design by Tyson Peisley
Keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground at riptidemag.com.au and facebook.com/6monthsfilm and get along to a Premiere at one of the following locations, they’re going to be crackers!:
– Margaret River
– Gold Coast
– Port Macquarie
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6 MONTHS is proudly supported by:
Custom X www.custom-x.com.au
Limited Edition www.limited-edition.net.au
Bodyboarders Surf Co. www.bodyboarders.com.au
6 Months will be released to the world with Riptide #187 thanks to a bodyboard store or newsagent near you on Wednesday April 4th.
(*Riptide subscribers will be getting the mag & film earlier).