Out Of Bounds: Chippa Wilson & Jack Freestone In The UAE

Out Of Bounds
Shot and Edited by Shane Fletcher (@shanefletcher)

On the United Arab Emirates and Oman border, 90 miles from the nearest coastline, a new breed of surf community prospers, one of concrete and chlorine. Mother nature plays no role in her success—technology is the star of this show. Al Ain, or the "Garden City" as it's more commonly known due to its lush green landscape and abundance of fresh water, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and now home to the largest, and by all accounts, the most authentic wave pool in the world…

To view the full editorial feature from photographer Matt O’Brien, titled ‘Concrete & Chlorine’, pick up the January 2013 issue of TransWorld SURF, on newsstands now!