Jeremy Flores grew up in a special place. Reunion Island, to be precise. Where blue water meets white sand, and white sand meets a bloom of happy green trees. It’s a sanctuary on land and a playground in the sea. Paradise indeed. Until a few years ago.
Reunion Island has been plagued by fatal shark attacks. Victims include one of Jeremy’s best friends, and a 13-year-old boy named Elio Canestri.
In this episode of Quiksilver’s Radical Times series, Jeremy proves that he’s as strong in heavy situations as he is in heavy waves. He revisits home to address the shark situation and brings the community together while he’s at it. Press play and remember: it doesn’t count as crying if nobody else sees you doing it.