The Kustom Airstrike is now as rich as the Billabong XXL Awards or an ASP World Tour event — and so, fittingly, there are soldiers of fortune chasing the coin. Like the big-wave crew, these aerialists risk bone and tendon to land a winning clip, now more than ever like skaters on a halfpipe or handrail. Flaring up this hard is dangerous business. In Landscape Altered, the new webisode series from Kai Neville in partnership with SURFING Magazine, Kai brings his widely-imitated but never-recreated brand of surf cinematography to the hunt for Airstrike gold. In Episode 1: Mitch, Marzo, Kerr, Davies and Chippa go to work at an onshore, off-season righthander in Indonesia. Spins, flips and spills abound. Stay tuned for exclusive new episodes as they’re released.
Press Release Kai Neville’s Landscape Altered webisode goes live Today on www.kustomairstrike.com IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 14 April 2010: The much-anticipated premiere of filmmaker Kai Neville’s bid to capture the winning punt in the Kustom Airstrike aerial surfing event goes live today. The Landscape Altered webisode, the first in a four-part series which follows a select group of surfers on a boat trip through Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands, reveals Neville’s crewmates as bona fide frequent flyers. It is hard to separate surfers Mitch Coleborn, Clay Marzo, Jay Davies, Josh Kerr and Chippa Wilson as they unload wave after wave of aerial assaults. The Landscape Altered webisode can be viewed from today, 14 April 2010, on www.kustomairstrike.com, the home of all entries in the annual winner-take-all event. Neville’s Landscape Altered boat trip set sail last month on a mission to film the winning wave, with the vision from webisode number one suggesting he may have bagged a few entries. The winner of Kustom Airstrike receives a US$50,000 cash bounty, the richest single-move prize in world surfing. Eligible rides have to be surfed and entered in the period from 1 January to 31 August, with the winner announced in September. Stay tuned to www.kustomairstrike.com for further webisodes from Landscape Altered, as well as vision from all of the Kustom Airstrike contenders from around the world. For more information contact: [email protected]