“The Dock” is an exemplary piece of outlandish and strange antics we sometimes chase. It’s not that we want to… we have to. Breaking up the monotony of your daily videos cycling your feed to provide something different. Something we felt the need to do. What is The Dock? A 100-foot floating dock that we put in the middle of a surf break and invited a select crew to try out: Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Imai Devault. Sound enticing or ridiculous? Probably both. From the video you can see how sketchy the execution was, but the preparation was just as strenuous.
The danger involved was also on everyone’s minds as the set up began. “It would just kill you if it hit you, yeah?” said Noa. The wires, the ropes, the waves, the unpredictability of the anchor were all threatening variables. Ozzie recalls, “The Dock’s been scary. At one stage I just came up, got my board, and saw it coming right at me. But I like the chaos of it.” What was once a long and arduous journey has finally come to fruition.
Standing on a floating dock with an 8ft wave approaching can be a little frightening!
Dock Lobster, Rattle Snake, Grey Mamba... call it what you want, this thing can be ANGRY!
"Sittin on a dock in the line up, waisting time."
The guys were psyching and splitting peaks.. Here's Imai with no option but straight!
“I WAS KINDA JUST STUCK AND WASN'T SURE WHAT TO DO BECAUSE NOA WAS GOING RIGHT AND YAGO LEFT, AND I WAS JUST STUCK IN THE MIDDLE. SO, I THOUGHT I COULD TRY TO OUTRUN THE THING TO THE END AND JUST JUMP OFF AND GO STRAIGHT, BUT THE WAVE CAUGHT UP TO ME AND KNOCKED ME RIGHT OFF MY FEET. I SLID FOR WHAT FELT LIKE FOREVER HAHA, BUT IT WAS PROBABLY EQUAL TO LIKE 10 FEET, BUT I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD I THINK EVER!” -IMAI
Noa Deane was doing things no one has ever done before. Backside tail tap on the dock! Imai decided to take a dip!
Balaram had his fair share of spills! See video for his wipeout.
“THE DOCK WAS ONE OF THOSE NOVELTY THINGS THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT. IT WAS LIKE THE ROCK JUMP IN ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX TRICKS THAT I WATCHED OZZIE DO A THOUSAND TIMES.... JUST A MAN-MADE VERSION.” -BALARAM
Smiles all around! The guys claimed this to be one of the funnest thing they've ever done. L to R: Willy Aliotta, Yago Dora, Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Imai Devault.
Yago Dora flew in straight from the Fiji Pro for just one day and didn't waste any time, he was going bonkers!
It was really crowded on that dock! Yago is wearing the Macaw Mod Boardshorts.
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Balaram doing some sort warm-up stretch?!
"BALARAM JUMPED UP AND WENT SIX FEET IN THE AIR THEN LANDED ON THE WIRE, SO SKETCHY! IT WHIPS RIGHT AT THE END BECAUSE IT’S CONNECTED TO A CABLE WHICH ADDS EXTRA TENSION.” -NOA
Ozzie showing off his bag of 156 Tricks!
From land it looked like they were walking on water. It was surreal.
We lucked out and scored this peak for days straight with not a soul in sight.
Ozzie being Ozzie and taking things to the next level!
“THE DOCK WAS ANGRY! IT WANTED TO GET US, BUT WE WERE TOO QUICK! IT WAS A CLASSIC RUMBLE TRYING TO HUSTLE OUR WAY ON THERE ALTOGETHER.” -OZZIE
The Dock is fun and really sketchy at the same time. After all, what’s fun without a little fear?! Here, Mitch Coleborn tries to escape disaster.
This article originally appeared at: http://www.volcom.com/news/a-floating-dock-in-the-middle-of-a-surf-break-the-dock-volcom-stab/