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Red Eye: Mikala Jones And The Philosophy Of The Strike Mission

“Friends and curiosity” will get you piped in Indonesia.

style // Oct 21, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Inside “you never know until you go” lies lucidity: in culture, waves, people and hardship. Whether you’re onboard a 36-hour mission to the far reaches of Africa or gassing up the car north of the Tijuana border, one thing’s for certain: the future’s unclear… and that’s just fine. Welcome to Stab x Reef’s contemporary travel series: Red Eye, where we pry the wisdom of the polished nomad and leave it here for your enlightenment.

Chances are you won’t catch Mikala Jones in a densely populated lineup. He’s of the breed that prefers to seek out his own slice of paradise. The Hawaiian-born tube aficionado has spent the majority of his life wandering the outer reaches, hunting moving targets known only through word of mouth or the ability to decode the language of isobars on weather charts. According to Mikala, your attitude and the company you keep is key to leading a life of successful exploration. “Hanging out with the right people who are into the same type of waves, the same kind of ‘let’s go check around the corner, let’s go here and see what’s over there’. It all comes down to friends and curiosity.” As you’ll find in this episode of Red Eye, the strike mission is the shortest route to deserted perfection.


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