Monday, July 26th, 2010

Ian and Tim packed for a six week stint in the Indian Ocean and have delivered magazine covers, stories and images to last us into the winter. We just got an email in from Ian this morning, on one of his backside encounters with the reef - wouldn’t even dream of it…

“From one session, at lowtide first wave…..made the first barrel……got drilled backdooring and not making the second one, quite heavy impact on chest, and aqua massaged off the reef….came up coughing blood for ten mins or so. Watched waves barreling down the reef for ten mins and 3 people in….. had to get back in”.

“bit of blood and sweat product testing for you boys, thought nunns first pic here might make you laugh ha.”

***IMPORTANT TO MENTION HERE, CHECK OUT BLOOD ON CHIN, IN FIRST PHOTO***

All of us gathered around the computer to flip through them Ian - super chuffed hombre

Ian, after being a bit rattled in surf we wouldn’t even think about, Finisterre Merino T-shirt in full Product Testing form

Perfection - Ian paddling over the shoulder

Picture of the take off, elevator drop and if you stick it, you’re navigating a backside freight-train.

Ian locked in, backside.

Ian after a long day of work, Anabatic giving some cover of a quick passing Indian Ocean storms.