Big Mountain and Surf Excursion with Blake Thornton in EP 2 of Diaries Downunder
Blake Thornton is a professional surfer hailing from Sydney, Australia and has set out on a mission to adventure around the globe. For his latest adventure, he is welcomed by the Diaries Downunder crew in Christchurch, New Zealand and is whisked away to the nearby Canterbury Club Fields and off to a hidden gem known as Mount Cheeseman.
Blue skies and powder are on the menu with some of the best backcountry terrain in the Southern Hemisphere amongst the splendor of the Central South Island vistas. Blake is thrown into the mix with Nick Hyne, Nick Brown and Roland Morley-Brown as they get after the all-time conditions in NZ.
The South Island of New Zealand is pretty narrow and so it is completely possible to surf and snowboard in the same day. Given the ease and the excitement of doing both, the crew headed out to find the surf, and in doing so, they found find seals, dolphins and a wave that had Blake claiming "I'm definitely come back next winter..for a month!"
It's good in NZ right now. Drop into the edit above.
Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Roland Morley-Brown, Blake Thornton
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the great folk at:
Air New Zealand
Heli Tours Queenstown
The World Bar
Chill Pass Canterbury
Music Courtesy of: www.glxyy.bandcamp.com
Artist: GLXY and HRNK
Music Courtesy of: Joy District
Artist: Joy District
DOP: Heath Patterson
Edit/ Camera 2: Romain Leclerc
Additional film: Riley Bathurst
Still Photography: Vaughan Brookfield
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