The 4th episode of the Southbound series sees Mikey dropping anchor on the sunny shores of one of Europe's most well trodden surf destinations, one of the great crossroads of global surf cultures, tucked away in the Southwest corner of France - Hossegor.
Meeting up with locals Adrien Valero and Vincent Duvignac, South African transplant, La Gravierre tube hound Kevin Olsen, as well as nomadic explorer Jayce Robinson, we get to see the crew reveling in some of the watery jewels that draw surfers from all over the planet.
We also get a little exhibition of some boundary-breaking aquabatic antics from some world famous aerial specialists who were lured to the region by baguettes, barrels and the odd ramp.
Southbound - The European continent is so vastly varied and different, and what we set out to document in this journey beginning deep in the Arctic circle, and ending down south in the hot and dusty stretches of the Algarve, is the diverse and interesting pockets that combine to represent a larger European surfing experience. We hope to use imagery and sounds to give the viewer a good taste of what it is like to be a surfer in the various different areas we explore, and probably more importantly, we hope to show that surfing is a great connector of cultures, and even if we speak different languages and have grown up with different beliefs, as surfers we still share the same stoke that got us hooked in the first place.
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