April 21st, 2017
It all started when David (Dorne) and I missed our flights because of being hungover from partying too much for my birthday at Harbour Lights .. yeah.. we were staying at Nick Donawa’s place wich is 1OO meters from the club so imagine.. We woke up super deezy not knowing what to say to Nick cause we were supposed to leave the place and had no budget at all to stay longer..
So we waited for him to come and he found us at noon still in bad shape and laughed so hard leaving us super confused saying :
« Guys!! Everybody misses a flight at least once here in Barbados cause of drinking too much rum! hahahhaah!! » he said. « But no worries, there is a big swell coming and I want you two to stay so you can shoot and surf! I’am rebuilding a old house right on SoupBowl and this is where you guys will stay!! how’s that sound ??. »
After hearing that we weren’t sure if it was the rum or was it the truth..
Words: Hypolite Champion
This video is a mix of the clips taken before and during the swell.
Huge thanks to the locals there for there unforgetable sens of hospitality.
Special thanks to Nick Donawa.
Filmed and edit : Hypolite Champion
Additionnel Filming : Sam Moody
Surfers: Bruce Mackie, Chauncey Robinson, David Dorne, Nolan Rapoza, Tim Bisso, Gatien Delahaye, Dane Mackie, Chelsea Roett, Jessica Williams, Jamie Moran , Christian Boos, Josh Burke