Photos and captions by Tom Carey
Instead of ten different places I like to shoot, I am choosing ten photos from one place I like to shoot: Indonesia. These are water shots from a trip during the Kustom Airstrike, with five guys getting two photos each. The air-wind and progressive surfers made for some of the best photos I’ve ever shot on a trip.
Chippa Wilson. On this trip everyone was really blown away by how technical he was. Dudes were almost bummed because he landed so many tech airs.
I really like this photo of Chippa. It makes the wave look like coping for these guys. I'm sure he pulled this too. The guy did not fall this trip.
Clay blew my mind, too. He probably doubled everyone’s wave count out there. He's a genius and is so interesting to watch.
Clay at one point rewound some of Mitch Coleborn's flips in BS! and watched him pull that crazy backflip. I swear the next day he went out and pulled the first or second one he tried. There's nothing he can't do.
Jay Davies is a big unit. The guy was riding a 5’6” Dwart and going berserk. He wanted that 50g's so bad that he left the trip in a wheel chair.
Jay pretty much broke his ankle doing the biggest alley oops you've ever seen. I can't comprehend how a guy that big can punt that high. He's a legend.
What can you say about Josh Kerr? He's so damn good. From 2-foot beachbreak to slabbing 10-footers, he's a madman.
Here's another backside Indy grab. Josh pulled this one and another massive one. No one does backside Indy grabs. He's next level.
Mitch had a blown knee most of the trip. It’s a bummer because he did some of the biggest backside airs I've ever seen. He was so close to nailing that 50 grand. But you'd see his knee give way each time.