Off the back of the success of the award winning travel piece, South to Sian, Deus and Garage present a new alluring Indonesian surf odyssey starring Harrison Roach, Zye Norris and friends. With over 300 hours of footage filmed during the making of South To Sian, the door was left wide open to produce another world class surf film. Featuring an epic lineup of previously unseen waves handpicked by Harrison Roach, from West Nusa Tengarra to Lagundri Bay covering 4,000km, Sian Sessions is a quest for adventure which will have you quitting your day job and booking a one way ticket to the land of Bintangs & barrels.
2 best mates, 2 custom bikes, 1 beaten up Landrover, 23 surfboards, 29 locations, countless barrels, a 6 month roadtrip and another magic surf film. Harrison Roach and Zye Norris embark on a journey like no other across the Indonesian Archipelago. In search of good waves and good times, the travelling duo catch up with like minded characters along the way to enjoy the perfect waves and the dreamy conditions Indonesia has on offer.
“I am super stoked to share all this extra footage and to tell these stories in the new films we’ve made" – Dustin Humphrey, director.
In a time where there are fences around everything, and we are denied the instinct of self-preservation, it is difficult to find a place free from rules and restrictions, but not yet impossible.
Surf movies come and go, a million waves in exotic locations and surfers flown in for three-day shoots on perfect swells, but the spirit of adventure never dies.
What began as a three-month trip to a collection of surf breaks off the beaten track turned into a two-year odyssey of exploration, injury, companionship and 4,000km of two-wheeled, single-finned escape from the the real-world burdens of modern life.
Harrison Roach and Zye Norris pack their bags, a diverse quiver of boards, two bikes and a 50-dollar tent into a 1970s Land Rover and embark on an epic quest from the southern reaches of Bali, through the Indonesian archipelago to Northern Sumatra’s isolated Lagundri Bay.
On boards, on bikes, by boat and four-wheel drive, the pair’s journey is to discover if, in these days of GPS and WiFi, the dream of a true pioneering surf adventure is still alive.
Director: Dustin Humphrey
Producer: Anthony Dodds
Director Of Photography: Andre Cricket
Narration written & read by: Harrison Roach
Editor: Lincoln Caplice
Primary Still Photography: Woody Gooch
Executive Producers: Dare Jennings, Michael Lawrence, Nick Cook
Cinematography: Nick Jones, Anthony Dodds, Errol Vaes, Giang Wardani