So we took a trip to Costa Rica to shoot our all-new Fall boardshorts & swimwear collections, and instead of ending the story right now with "and the rest is history," we'd like to give you a little insight into our majestic journey to the rugged Central American country.
Enter Balaram Stack, Coco Ho, Nate Tyler, Maud Le Car, Ryan Burch, Quincy Davis, and Andrew "Droid" Doheny. Picture a desolate rainforest and narrow unstructured dirt roads echoed by a variety of bird chips and animal calls only to be triumphed by thoughts racing through your head of "where's the beach and how fast can we get there." 3,400+ miles from the nearest home in California, obvious transplants (no help from Balaram & Droid's bleached hair), and a crew full of expensive surfboards and camera equipment is your scene.
photos by Tom Carey
Quickly finding the way to our newly-found two-week home w/ an epic pool inside a quaint little village, we linked up with local legend Tony Roberts who is a mastermind that paved the way for the community down here by designing skateparks and running various surf tours. After ripping through some fun spots inside the village, and getting weird in the neighboring jungle, we hopped on a friend's boat and made our voyage to the famous Witch's Rock. For any surfer, Witch's is a bucket list mission and our journey there was one for the books!
Our goal was to shoot the team in our new boardshorts and swimwear collections, get some rad action shots, explore the land, and simply have a good time on this journey through a quest for spiritual intoxication. And we got that. But we got more, a lot more.
Take a ride with us through a captivating feel-good photo book
from our Costa Rican adventure:
Droid: pro surfer, pro model.
Maud Le Car (left)Coco Ho (center)Quincy Davis (right)
Ryan Burch w/ one of his hand-shaped mystical twin fins
Quincy Davis (left)Coco Ho (middle)Maud Le Car (right)
Oh hey, Quincy
Once Balaram goes underwater, weird things happen (keep scrolling for more eerie photos of Balaram underwater)
photo by Brian BielmannRyan Burch (left)Nate Tyler (right)
Maud Le Car (left)Quincy Davis (right)
Maud Le Car
...and here begins the pool shenanigans w/ Burch, Balaram and Droid
Balaram likes his peace and quiet
Droid wanted to hang w/ Balaram so he came down to sing him a song. "Hello darkness my old friend..."
Balaram Stack: Resin Swirl Tee + Liberation Slinger boardshorts
Balaram Stack & Ryan Burch
Ryan Burch (left)Andrew Doheny (right):
This dude in the background is kinda creepin' us out. Andrew Doheny trying to escape Costa Rica
Maud Le Car, Quincy Davis, Coco Ho - Volcom Women's Surf
Balaram, Burch, Droid, beach huttin'
Balaram on his transcontinental journey
Posted on 07/07/16