If you watched Teton Gravity Research's new surf film Proximity you might assume that all of the surf spots were endlessly scouted, and that each point on the map was endlessly calculated to ensure our crews got the absolute best shot.
You might assume that, but you'd be wrong.
Digital Trends recently caught up with Shane Dorian to talk about TGR and Outside TV's eight-part series "A Life in Proximity" and discuss how his part with Albee Layer in Scotland came together. And in the interview, Dorian let loose a little secret: The duo very nearly got skunked on their trip.
“We felt very confident with our Plan A and realized we had no Plan B once we really needed one. Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating and the spots we thought we would score at just didn’t turn on at all," Dorian told Digital Trends. "We decided to explore some known coastline, using Google Earth and just putting on the miles."
Ultimately, Dorian and Layer stumbled upon a hellacious wave they came to affectionately refer to as "blood eagle" and drop banger part in the film. So here's to driving around aimlessly looking for waves.
To hear more about how Dorian's part came together, and for a behind-the-scenes look at TGR and Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity," head over to Digital Trends. And to catch the full part, download your copy of Proximity today.