Owen Wright and Matt Wilko, The Dark Continent
Before the injury, before the yellow singlet.
“Africa, just driving along with your mates, eating snacks and hunting waves with no one out… except men in grey suits, who might eat you.”
After the J-Bay comp, Owen and Wilko decided to do some exploring around the Dark Continent and find some waves to themselves. “We left J-Bay to head south just before the final day of the contest,” said Wilko, “and stopped in to go for a cage dive with great whites along the dirty old road. That was intense enough, but after getting out of the water from the dive, we all turned on our phones to try to see what was happening in the final and the webcast was going mad: “Mick’s just been attacked by a massive shark!” The boys decided to drive a bit up the coast from where the cage diving took place and found the waves they’d been looking for, thinking, “Holy shit, are we actually gonna go back in the water on this trip?”
Here’s a reminder of the Owen we’re currently missing on tour.
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