Kai Neville And Kustom Airstrike Team Up

GOLD  COAST,  AUSTRALIA, 7 April 2010: Kustom and Filmmaker Kai Neville are preparing to launch  the first in a four-part webisode series documenting Kai's  efforts  to  capture the winning ride in the global Kustom Airstrike aerial surfing competition.

The   first   webisode  in  the  Landscape  Altered  series  goes  live  on kustomairstrike.com on  15  April and features surfers Mitch Coleborn, Clay Marzo, Jay Davies, Josh Kerr and Chippa Wilson.

The  surfers  were taken to Indonesia's Mentawai Islands in a trip designed to  push  the  limits  of  progressive surfing and capture on film the most innovative aerial surfing maneuver ever.

The  best  punts  will  be  entered in the Kustom Airstrike competition, an annual eight-month quest to document and reward the most progressive aerial maneuver.

The  winner  of  Kustom  Airstrike  receives  a  US$50,000 cash bounty, the richest  single-move  prize  in  world  surfing.  Eligible rides have to be surfed and entered in the period from 1 January to 31 August 2010, with the winner announced in September.

"We  got  some  great  waves  up  there and the boys were flying around all week,"  said Neville, whose Modern Collective project branded him as one of world surfing's emerging film talents.

"Everyone  pushed  it  for  sure.  So  many boards got buckled that we lost count,  and  everyone  put their bodies on the line for a chance at the USD $50,000.  Both  Clay  and  Mitch  tweaked their knees pretty badly, and Jay landed  an  air  so  hard  on  the last day that he snapped his board clean underneath  him,  and  tore  his  ankle so hard that he ended the trip in a wheel chair".

"The first of the webisodes goes live on the Kustom Airstrike website on 15 April  and  it will start to show just how hard the boys went. I think over the  course  of  the  Landscape  Altered  series  you'll see some Airstrike entries emerge for sure."

A preview of webisode one is now showing on kustomairstrike.com.