When Greg Browning (of Drive Thru series fame) asked Transworld SURF to join him in Tahiti and Moorea to document the filming of his surfing and scuba-diving project, Drop Zone, we immediately got web editor Justin Cote scuba certified by PADI (Professional Association Of Dive Instructors) and got him ready to … scuba dive with sharks?
The plan was to surf Teahupoo with legendary Tahitian surfers Raimana Van Bastolaer and Arsene Harehoe as our hosts, and then scuba dive on the nearby island of Moorea when the swell had dropped.
Our crew, consisting of PADI-certified divers/pro surfers Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray, and Holly Beck arrived just a few days after the Billabong Pro Teahupoo event wrapped up. It was perfect timing too as we caught the tail end of an eight- to ten-foot swell at the fabled “End Of The Road.”
Watch for the full feature of the making of the movie in the December issue of Transworld SURF, which is on newstands 10/21/08. And watch for Greg’s film, The Drop Zone to hit soon.