Stab Magazine | Watch: Noa Deane's 'Head Noise'
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Watch: Noa Deane’s ‘Head Noise’

The best surfing we’ve seen this year – in or out of a jersey. 

cinema // Aug 3, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

You’ve seen the trailers, read the reviews, heard the backstory, and now, can finally watch the most hyped film of the year, ‘Head Noise’. 

It’s the longest cinematic output we’ve seen from Noa thus far, and not by coincidence, the best surfing we’ve seen from him. Over 10 minutes of high energy and reckless surfing cut to a soundtrack selected by Noa himself. 

Initially, Volcom’s visions for ‘Head Noise’ were less of a standard surf-edit and more one which showcased who Noa Deane is as a person and not merely a surfer.  

This vision however, was not to be.

Noa’s hyperaware of his output both surf-wise and personality wise, additionally, on-film interviews in the surfing world rarely turn out as candid and glamorous as we imagine them to be. Instead of a ‘profile wilm’, we’ve been granted a wave and location soaked compilation of Noa’s best ever surfing, and first major section riding for the Stone.

The film is essentially a highlights package of the first half of Noa’s 2018. 

He blew us (and John John Florence) away at the Pipe Pro back in January when he received a semi-final finish for his first comp in five years, and continued upwards from there – albeit without a jersey. There’s footage from home on the North Coast of NSW, both competitive and freesurf footage from Hawaii, two trips over to West Oz and a last ditch effort in Bali to round out the edit. 

Volcom have just tied up their North American tour of the film, and the first step to their detoxing program was to release this clip online to the masses for dissecting. 

If you’ve made it this far, I’m fucking bewildered, so scroll back up there and click that little play button with your cursor – we’re recommending full desktop viewing for this one, headphones too!

And if you’re interested in divulging underneath the noise and into Noa’s headspace while filming for the edit, then click here to read the full profile on Noa as we spent time with him in West Oz. 

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