Down Under Diaries

March 3

1:49AM

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Gold Coast talent at the Innersection party...

Above: Photo gallery from the biggest night yet on the Goldie…congrats to Innersection winner Matt Meola!

After a day of getting getting in shape and eating healthy food, everything went to hell last night. A huge party was held here at Komune to announce Maui boy Matt Meola as the Innersection contest winner and another party was held by Roxy at the contest site. The Innersection party was fun but the Roxy party was on a whole ‘nother level with four-packs of young, nubile girls dancing around in a steamy tent. With no surf here in Coolangatta, the party program is in full swing and will be until we get some surf.—JC

Meanwhile down south of Coolangatta…

Doing Work!

While the Gold Coast rages with reckless abandon, a small crew of frothing youngsters is about six hours away banging out clips in less-than-stellar waves. We’re on a mission filming for the new TransWorld SURF flick and I’m cracking the whip. Actually, these little f—kers surf four times a day for hours at a time. Ryan Perry has been shooting action, and I’ve been attempting to shoot 3D footage with my cool GoPro 3D pole cam rig. We’ll see if I can get anything, I’m no Daren Crawford, but I bet we can nail some 3D gold. Stay tuned for ASP World Junior Champion Jack Freestone on Cote’s Cube and a Surf Nerd session with Parker and Connor Coffin.

Surfed a place called Sharkey’s last night, wedge city from hell! The boys were getting pretty nuts and apparently, we’re in the only zone with any actual surf, so we’ve made the right decision to bypass the party of the Goldie and stay rooted in the country. We’ve got a few more sessions down here, then we’re making the mad dash to the Goldie where our work ethic will be thrown out the window and we’ll join the fracas.—Chris Coté

Here are a few photos, Connor Parker wrote the captions:

This one speaks for itself... Everyone else has been shredding really hard and I was going over the falls this whole session. Sometimes you just have to embarrass yourself and Checky, AKA King Badass, just so happened to capture it.

This one speaks for itself... Everyone else has been shredding really hard and I was going over the falls this whole session. Sometimes you just have to embarrass yourself and Checky, AKA King Badass, just so happened to capture it.

Whoa, Jack Freestone in the air again? I think he has done about 32,092,343 sick airs since we’ve been here. Is that a bird? A plane? No, it’s super Jack!!!!

Whoa, Jack Freestone in the air again? I think he has done about 32,092,343 sick airs since we’ve been here. Is that a bird? A plane? No, it’s super Jack!!!!

Joey Hadden has been our tour guide for the trip, but more than anything he is THE MAN. Oh yeah, he surfs really f’ing good too.

Joey Hadden has been our tour guide for the trip, but more than anything he is THE MAN. Oh yeah, he surfs really f’ing good too.

Skid Park has been launching off of everything as well. His high-powered farts have been helping him get the extra rotation needed to spin some nice helicopter boys.

Skid Park has been launching off of everything as well. His high-powered farts have been helping him get the extra rotation needed to spin some nice helicopter boys.

The Coffin bros get powered up...the van should be smelling good after this.

The Coffin bros get powered up...the van should be smelling good after this.

GoPro's new 3D camera setup. Chris has been swimming around with the rig, can't wait to see the results!

GoPro's new 3D camera setup. Chris has been swimming around with the rig, can't wait to see the results!

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