THE SEAWOLF

 A Canadian surf film.
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For about a year I had been trying to convince Chippa (Wilson) to take time out of his hectic schedule to come visit Canada and try to get a couple of clips for the Seawolf film. Chip doesn't plan trips around forecasts like most guys I have filmed with and the West coast of Canada is especially fickle. I thought even if we dont get waves it will be fun exploring, eating good food and having a couple drinks so managed to convince him to come exploring.
After a 6 hour trip from Vancouver we found ourselves amongst the tall trees and poor cell service of Tofino looking for somewhere to breathe in the fresh air while we waited for swell to show up. We met up with local surfers Pete Devries, Noah Cohen and photographer Jeremy Koreski to create a plan on where we could potentially get clips over the upcoming week. We basically just surfed the local beachies for 4 days which was counterproductive given the banks were pretty horrible everywhere and there was an unusual amount of fog.

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Chippa and I had bought remote control helicopters from Walmart so our evenings were pretty busy creating obstacle courses and drinking beer. Finally some swell started filling in so we organized a Heli trip through our good friends at Atleo in Tofino to take us to a slab up north where we could camp for a couple of days and potentially get some proper waves. A flight through the mountains and along the coastline of the west coast of Vancouver island is a unique experience that doesn't really get old with endless untouched wilderness as far as your whirlybird can take you.
We arrived at the slab and sure enough it was bombing. I can't tell you how many times I have flown up there and it's been garbage so we were stoked to say the least. Chippa, Pete and Noah traded off barrels for about 3 hours before the tide got too low and we set up camp. That night in the tent Chip woke up to the sound of a bear walking by the camp site. He woke me up multiple times but apparently I just told him to go back to sleep. When I woke up he told me he didnt sleep at all and thought he might die. Luckily the waves were firing again and that night his fatigue outweighed his fear of death. The experience of camping out there and getting waves is pretty special and I was stoked to share some great moments with the guys.
Visit the Seawolf Film website HERE
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