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The photographic journey of Volcom’s newest film is, er…out of this world!

style // Nov 17, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 8 minutes

Tonight, Volcom will premiere their new film, “Aliens Was Here,” and as with any Volcom release it will put the entire surf world on hold for its duration, it will surprise and wow and stoke fires – they always do.

It might just turn a less-known name into a household one, as we saw when Ryan Burch stole the show in Psychic Migrations.

It will certainly have Ozzie Wright doing something silly and cerebral and strange.

It will have a pack of frothing, tow-headed little rats.

It will have a banging soundtrack. 

For Aliens Was Here, the Volcom crew posted up in Indo for almost two months, playing host to a revolving door of nearly their entire international roster, from veterans like Ozzie Wright and 20-year team player, Gony Zubizaretta, to their most recent big-ticket enfant terrible, Noa Deane and their youngest squadron of Stone Disciples. 

Actually, for the first two weeks we enjoyed their hospitality as well, filming The Dock with their A-list. We all know how that whole thing played out. 

Along for the entire 60-day extraterrestrial escapade were photographers Tom Carey and Luke Forgay, who documented their spacemen with religious fervour. We went deep pulling from the absolutely massive image haul Luke and Tom came back with, and hope you will, too. 

The film drops today, with a not-to-be-missed premiere in Costa Mesa Thursday, 7PM, at Volcom Headquarters, 1740 Monrovia Ave. Costa Mesa.

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Noa Deane.

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Noa Deane
As Volcom’s newest high-risk, high-reward investment, this mark’s Noa’s first part in a Volcom team video, and you can expect that he’ll be trying to prove something with his first. While he might be getting a little, um soft around the cage, as we saw just last week in “Candle,” Noa’s no slouch in waves of consequence, and is quite spry. 

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Noa Deane

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Noa Deane

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Noa Deane.

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Noa Deane.

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Tom Carey

Ozzie Wright.
At this point, Volcom’s legacy of lunacy is carried almost entirely by Oz. Since “156 Tricks” we’ve hung on Ozzie’s every weird word, awaited anxiously his out there approach. We don’t know exactly what the story is here (see below), Ozzie’s face painted like a skeleton, sexy-lookin’ twinny in hand, but we dig it.  

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Frankly, we don’t know what’s going on in a lot of these photos.

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Ozzie Wright.

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Tom Carey.

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Oh, Oz!

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Tom Carey.

Ryan Burch.
While Burch has been on many a radar since he was a young savant fucking around on a block of vaguely shaped foam at Seaside and Windansea, the North County avante garde goofyfoot stole hearts in Psychic Migrations, and has almost single-handedly forced everyone to reconsider asymmetrical equipment. We saw Burch shredding in Portugal a few weeks before he split for Indo, feeding off fellow Stoner Noa Deane as the two made their way through Europe together. What highline chills will Burch send down our spines this go ’round? 

 

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Ryan Burch.

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Tom Carey.

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Ryan Burch.

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Ol’ Crazy Eyes Burch.

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Burch.

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Tom Carey.

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Asym Alien, Ryan Burch.

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Tom Carey.

Mauro Diaz.
Puerto Rican Metal Neck recruit Mauro Diaz is a raw, rough Caribbean jewel, wholly progressive with an irreverent, ragged style. One of the newest Stone acolytes, we heard Diaz took full advantage of the Indo op, and threw down one of the most impressive combos of the film. 

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

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Mauro Diaz.

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Tom Carey.

Gony Zubizaretta.
The Bridge! Volcom Europe’s posterboy since it’s earliest Biarritz incarnations, Gony’s been flying the Stone flag since he was a 13-year-old Spanish junior crushing international events. The bright-eyed, Argentinian-born Basque regularfoot has sharpened his teeth the last few years on the rock slabs around his new home in Portugal, and his surfing shows it. Comfortable steep and deep, Gony’s a powerful, stylish underdog, and arrived in Indo fresh off back to back ‘QS wins in Portugal and Spain. 

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

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Gony Zubizaretta and Pat Schmidt.

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

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Gony Zubizaretta.

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Tom Carey.

Balaram Stack. 
While Bal was nursing a busted ankle, he toughed it out like a good New Yorker would. It’s Indo, for Chrissakes. While we’re sure there will be plenty flyboy, small wave antics, we’re psyched to see what Bal got into when the waves turned proper. And from the looks of it, Long Island’s finest did well for himself once the sun went down. 

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Balaram Stack.

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Tom Carey.

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Balaram Stack.

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Tom Carey.

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Bal.

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Tom Carey.

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Balaram Stack.

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Tom Carey.

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Balaram Stack.

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Tom Carey.

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Balaram Stack.

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Tom Carey.

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Bal doing the good lord’s work.

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Tom Carey.

Mitch Coleborn and Nate Tyler. 
These two new classics and perennial Volcom standouts went blow for blow with the youngsters, the two goofyfoots putting up punts rivalling even the featherweight’s flight plans. 

 

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Nate Tyler.

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Luke Forgay.

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Mitch Coleborn.

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Tom Carey.

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Nate Tyler.

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Rich Olivares.

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Mitch Coleborn.

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Tom Carey.

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Nate Tyler.

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Luke Forgay.

Droid. 
It’s easy to cop an attitude towards Droid’s whole ’90s Southern California punk rock thing, but the fact of the matter is Andrew Doheny is a damned nice kid, intelligent and handy with a planer, and even handier with a blade. 

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Droid.

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Tom Carey.

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Andrew Doheny.

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Two pieces of the Metal Neck choke chain: Matt Tromberg and Droid

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Tom Carey.

The Young Guns: Leon Glatzer, Imaikalani Devault, William Aliotti, Pat Schmidt, Miguel Tudela, and the Grom Squad.
Rounding out the “Aliens” Indo invasion were a good portion of their youngest and newest recruits, East Coast addition Pat Schmidt, Costa Rican/German airchild Leon Glatzer, technical style wiz Imaikalani Devault, goofyfoot Miguel Tudela, and a handful of the Stone’s rat pack of promising pups. All in all it made for two months of madness and mayhem, and the film’s sure to be a progressive racket. 

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Leon Glatzer.

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Luke Forgay.

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World Title dreams, interstellar summer vacation.

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Tom Carey.

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Pat Schmidt.

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Tom Carey.

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Grom daze.

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Tom Carey.

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William Aliotti and Leon Glatzer.

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Tom Carey.

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Leon Glatzer.

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Tom Carey.

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Grom room shenanigans.

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Tom Carey.

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William Aliotti.

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Tom Carey.

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Early-stage extraterrestrials.

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Luke Forgay.

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William Aliotti.

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Tom Carey.

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A couple children and their pool toys.

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Tom Carey.

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Leon Glatzer.

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Luke Forgay.

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Toasted.

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Tom Carey.

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