Kid moves to soporific town famous for slow point. Finds workable strategy.
Y’ever notice that the most original ideas come from outside the urban bubbles and various echo chambers? Out there in the country and the suburbs, a ferocious boredom and pin-balling influences coalesce into something either hideously mismatched or something that…sings.
Dan Johnson is a Sydney kid who moved to soporific little Crescent Head four years ago, famous for its long, softish point and sometimes waggling and jiggling beach breaks, when his parents split.
Yeah, he got bored.
But through surfing, and later shaping as a way of reconnecting with his Dad, he found a spike he could mainline.
This short, the third and final episode in director Vaughan Blakey and O’Neill’s O’Riginals series, evokes an atmosphere of electric unrest.
“Dan Johnson represents kids who want different sensations, and who don’t understand why you’d restrict anything as fun as surfing,” says Vaughan.
See episode one, Billy Bain: “I’m an artist and that’s what I do!”
See episode two, Lochie Rombouts in “The gun-slinging size queen!”