Life is good when you’re Taj Burrow. Long breaks between World Tour events–eight weeks between the Fiji and Tahiti stops this season–mean plenty of time to grab a few friends, jump a plane and head Outback to find some empty, perfect surf. Joined by fellow Yallingup, WA local, Jay Davies, Taj and the boys slotted right into some punchy beachie barrels, then moved on to a dreamy arvo session at the legendary Gnaraloo. All of which was captured by Davies’ brother, Wyatt, for his Elsegoodproductions.com website.
For most surfers living outside of Australia in the 1980s, Jack McCoy’s surf films were your first exposure to the epic, desert landscapes and turquoise line-ups dotting Oz’s northwest coast. Classics such as “Bunyip Dreaming” and “The Green Iguana” featured waves like Gnaraloo, surfed by Billabong’s best team riders–guys like Occy, Munga Barry and Ronnie Burns absolutely tearing the bag out of it, mate. McCoy’s films inspired a generation of global surfers to venture off the beaten path, follow the ‘Dreamtime’ and find their own version of the perfect wave.