Surfing Europe By Train.

A feature length documentary touring Europe via train with 3 renowned professional surfers. The unique approached allowed us to live like locals, slowing down our pace of life and take it all in.

For three weeks we slowly made our way from Portugal to Scotland. Stopping for a few days in each city along the way including locales such as as Ericera, Portugal, Basque country of Spain, Hossegor and Paris, France, London, England and up to the tip of Scotland.

We didn’t have a plan, but everything worked out just fine. Sometime this included get caught in the rain, breaking bones, sleeping on the train or sidewalks. In all, we always had fun and enjoyed ourselves.

Surfers in London, England

On A Rail: Europe, Dylan gets barreled in France.

On A Rail: Europe, Taking the night train to Paris, France

On A Rail: Europe, Scotland Sunset

The documentary went on to win awards and be broadcast on television. A media partnership with Surfing Magazine that graced the cover shot and 12 spreads inside the second largest sport specific media publication in the world.

On A Rail: Europe documentary

On A Rail: Europe gained international press, interests from global media partners and held a successful premiere campaign throughout California.

The final product resulted in 5 spots for Quiksilver that was used for broadcast commercials, TV spots, retail POP displays and live event webcasts served up to more than 40 countries. Each spot had a title and specific objective during the shoot, as outlined in our storyboards. This was something that we were very cognitive of during the production days. Since we couldn’t watch the material on location we had to take meticulous notes on our shortlists. We came away with great material and Quiksilver ultimately wanted to create a 1:30 commercial that blended all themes.