IT’S autumn 2012 and Captain Matt Knight, an accomplished surfer, sailor and adventurer has finished working on his 52’ Wharram Catamaran - converting it from a warm climate pleasure cruiser to a hardy and protected cold climate exploration vessel.
The DC shoes UK team chartered “Hecate” on her first cold water surf adventure around the coast of Ireland. A world away from your typical Maldivian gin palace, this was a voyage of new perspectives on lineups as old as surfing itself. The surfers on board were Luke Dillon, Jobe Harriss and Matt’s son Taz Knight.
“One Eyed Jack is a fictitious character that represents good luck, and in this case that can be seen as reward for adventure.” Said filmer, Mikey Corker “He is what the carrot is to the donkey…”
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith