Red Bull ‘Minor Threat’ Boat Trip: Dispatch #1 From The Mentawais


Above: Despite a bad internet connection we Skyped with a few of the surfers on board the Indies Trader 4 to see what’s going on in the Mentawais…

The massive Indies Trader 4 aka the "Death Star" to those not aboard.

The massive Indies Trader 4 aka the "Death Star" to those not aboard.

The Red Bull Minor Threat

Staying linked up with the sickest crew ever.

As we speak, eight of the world’s best surfers on Earth are sailing the seas of shred in Indonesia aboard the most Luxurious surfing vessel available—The Indies Trader IV. The crew includes Bruce Irons, Kolohe Andino, Jamie O’Brien, Ian Walsh, Cristobal Del Col, Evan Geiselman, Michel Bourez, and Conner Coffin. We’ll have the full story for you next issue, but for now, we’re linking up with the crew via Skype, and following their every movement via Twitter and Facebook. Technology will help us all feel like we’re on the boat with this epic crew, and we don’t even have to get our hair wet.—Chris Coté

Ian Walsh and Cristobal De Col schlepping all their crap through yet another airport en route to the Mentawais.

Ian Walsh and Cristobal De Col schlepping all their crap through yet another airport en route to the Mentawais.

The AV room aboard the Indies Trader IV.

The AV room aboard the Indies Trader IV.

Mentawai sunset...go ahead and say it, "Must be nice!"

Mentawai sunset...go ahead and say it, "Must be nice!"

Ian Walsh's cozy cabin aboard the Indies Trader IV.

Ian Walsh's cozy cabin aboard the Indies Trader IV.