Drive Thru - Australia - The Joel Connection (2009)

NR 22 minutes Surfing
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The crew hits up the Gold Coast with future ASP World Champion, Joel Parkinson.

Andy Irons, Shane Dorian, Mark Ochilupo

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Episodes from Drive Thru - Australia


The Departure

The Drive Thru crew, Donavon Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherley, and Pat O'Connell, embark on an adventure to Western Australia with newcomers Andy Irons, Shane Dorian and Mark "Occy" Ochilupo.

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Turn Around

After hours of searching for surf, the crew finds a beach but some are wary of getting in the water thanks to the antics of local shark.

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Stay Together

The crew get the scare of a lifetime as they encounter a shark in the Western OZ lineup.

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The Gold Coast

Andy departs from the group to make his way to Tahiti for the ASP World Tour Teahupoo stop, while the rest of the group head to Occy's house on the Gold Coast for a quick tour and a chance to meet his...

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The Joel Connection

The crew hits up the Gold Coast with future ASP World Champion, Joel Parkinson.

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The Footy Game

As the trip nears its end, Occy takes charge for an incredible last day in Australia.

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Episode Details

Synopsis The second day on the Gold Coast and the crew prepares for an amazing day with future world champion Joel Parkinson. Joel decides to take the guys down to one of the lesser-known breaks on the coast and they arrive to find some amazing waves on a really shallow reef. Pat and Occy get a chance to surf the inside left by themselves, while the others joined Joel out the back for one of the best sessions of the trip. The excitement of beautiful 2-4 foot right hand barrels and crystal clear were only slightly lessened by 1 foot of water between the surfboard and the ocean floor. After a great session, the boys made there way into Coolangatta for lunch, and discovering the skydiving place next door, decided to jump out of a plane. After, the crew headed to Duranbah for what has been hailed as one of the greatest surf contests in history; The Occy Challenge. Consisting of two waves on the famous board Occy won the OP Pro on in the 80's, the winner would receive a case of Corona's. Tune-in to see who won and who got drunk...
Genres Shortboarding, Surf Travel Movies
Athletes Andy Irons, Shane Dorian, Mark Ochilupo, Donavon Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherley, Pat O’Connell
Studio 14 Day Productions
Rating not rated
Running Time 22 minutes
Audio Language English | Stereo
Streaming Resolution SD | 640x480
Download Resolution SD | 852x480
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