A dreamy, slumberous edit by the little master Kai Neville…
The South African Craig Anderson is one of the the most alluring characters in surf; a man who once refused a million-dollar-a-year contract so he could start his own surf and skate clothing label with Dane Reynolds.
“In my opinion, the soul isn’t there (at Quiksilver),” Craig said. “So we want to start something that’s true to us, with products we believe in. To be motivated to do fun, cool shit.”
Craig’s career was kickstarted almost a decade ago by his inclusion in a series of Kai Neville’s surf films which included the 2011 classic Lost Atlas.
His manager John Shimooka told me, “Four years ago he was definitely on minimum wage. Now, he’s a top earner. Once you’re affiliated with Kai… it carries a truckload of weight.”
In this twenty-minute cut, Craig, who is thirty, is photographed surfing in Iceland, South Australia and Indonesia.
A Willie Nelson cover of the old Irving Berlin song Blue Skies (from the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy) is an inspired choice for the outro.
Filming by Dav Fox, edit by Kai Neville.