Hey, This winter Mitch Coleborn, Dusty Payne, Chippa Wilson and John John Florence came to Barbados to shoot for an upcoming film entitled “Dear Suburbia” directed by Kai Neville (Modern Collective, Lost Atlas). They were staying up on the East Coast by Soup Bowl but the conditions were not right.. they should have consulted with TheRealBarbados! They wound up traveling around the island and scored perfect south coast at Brandons and some other spots.
Here is an article from STAB Magazine in which they interview surf film maker Kai Neville about a project he is working on. There will be a segment on BARBADOS! I was actually there this year when he had all the boys filming. Epic south coast swell. Here is the link.. http://stabmag.com/kai-neville-dear-suburbia-and-a-quarterly-book-what-youth-2/
Below is just a little taste of the interview..
Stab: Where have you been shooting for Dear Suburbia?
Kai Neville: Japan twice with Dane, John John, Brother, Conner. We went to Barbados with John John, Chippa, Coleborn and Dusty. We went to surf Soup Bowls and from the footage I’ve seen it looks like it has a massive ramp – which it does – but the trade winds are from the back. It wasn’t ideal so we actually had to scout around some different waves into that same wind. I thought we were actually getting skunked because it was like groundhog day every day, the wind was like 40 knots but it was kinda cool, ’cause it sent us to different spots that don’t usually get filmed. I’ve been shooting in West Oz a lot. We shot in South Oz, some desert vibes. I’m gonna hop, skip around New Zealand – break up the boardshorts vibe – get the boys in wetties and booties and mix it up. Ah, hit the east coast (of Australia) with Brother and got some clips outta the rain.
Make sure to link over to Stab Magazine to read the entire article!!