Gallery: Electric Acid’s Byron Bay Debut
“This is probably the best things you blokes have ever done!”
The Electric Acid Surfboard Test: you’ve read about it, seen about it, and are probably near sick of seeing Ashton hammer on about it and the US premieres. But it’s a bloody damn good film, so we’re rightfully psyched.
After a northbound road trip, our icy Sydney contingent landed in the bathwaters of Byron’s coastline. After a quick early morning squirt somewhere further south, we locked in and set-up shop on the Beach Hotel’s deck.
The funny thing about hosting an event is that there’s always a tinge of fear that nobody will show, but thankfully, the offering of Dane Reynolds full-length feature, free beers, and a couple of t-shirt giveaways was enough to ensure we hit the threshold. Impressionable grommets, dragged along girlfriends, surprised bystanders, and of course, all those men and women which we scan sites to watch surf.
Creed McTaggart, Wade Goodall, Coby Perkovich, Robbie Rickard, Jack Lynch, and the soon to be well known, Benny Howard, were in attendance plus a number more.
As the film kicked off and the unchecked sound blew our ears off, those littered around the outskirts scampered in, while those who’d already stole the front row simply sat upright. And as Dane unveiled the first board on screen, the incessant murmuring ceased.
Afterwards, Dan Scott, told me it was “probably the best thing we’ve ever done” and everyone was taken aback by the asymmetrical closer section. “No one else could’ve pulled it off like Dane did” Creed said following the film, “he can make anything look amazing.”
We spent the rest of the night exhausting the bar tab and pondering the return of the carving 360, as well as how damn rippable all those oddball boards looked.
There’s not another Oz prem as of yet, but it’ll be dropping on iTunes relatively soon, so flick back up (or down) for a peep at the heads in attendance.
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