Have you ever heard the crunch of a bone as you land a backside air-reverse in a Balinese shorebreak? Or, the sound of six screws being drilled into the fibula you just broke? Or, the sound the metal plate in your ankle makes when you tap it, while you’re watching friends surf? Or, the sound of your first wave after nine weeks’ recovery? Or, the sound of a faint pop in your other ankle, on an awkward landing after only eight weeks back in the soup? And then, finally, the sound of torrential Gold Coast rain outside, as your doctor tells you it’s a grade three tear?
Ryan Callinan knows all these sounds.
Bad Bad Not Good is a digital short that details his experiences over the last year-and-a-bit, directed by Jay Grant. Presented by Billabong and Stab, available for free download, right here, right now.