According to Eoin and Freddie, this Caribbean surf trip was a complete gamble wave wise. After checking a not so promising chart, they decided to go on a whim to this fickle island and got pretty lucky in the end. Especially after they extended there flights for a week with news of an incoming swell. Lesser known reefs and points lit up on the wrong side of the island. This made for stacked Caribbean blue barrels and clean conditions. They were lucky to share the line up with a friendly crew of locals.
Thanks to everyone they met along the way who made this one of the more enjoyable surf missions.
Inna di caribbean (in the caribbean) – Directed by free surfer / film maker Arthur Bourbon – is a surf movie documenting the winter peregrinations of Arthur through the lesser Antilles Islands. Arthur was born in Guadeloupe (French West indies), he left France mainland last winter to explore this pristine blue archipelago, meet local people and caribbean surf communities, trying to reconnect with his childhood roots. This short movie is an ode to travel. Arthur started his trip from his native island, passing through Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia, to reach his final destination Barbados.
On the rhythm of local music, you will discover the waves and the surfers of this amazing place called the caribbean.
“I travelled for a month with my friend Simon Valdivia (cameraman), taking ferrys to go from an island to another. On our path we had the chance to meet some amazing human being and to find some really good surf. Even if every islands of the caribbean are different, they all have that same strong and interesting culture. People are so laidback and welcoming, everybody was really happy to see us and share a piece of his island. It’s a project i’ve been working on for a long time now, and i’m really glad now to be able to show a bit of the surf culture in the caribbean.” Arthur