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The Endless Left, a Return to Angola

by on Thursday 28th November, 2013   12625 Visits   Comments

Hold on to your tongues that Angola wave is back. Edit number two from the Brand’s trip as shot and produced by Dan Mace is a grittier affair with more breakdowns than barrels.

Dan, why did you make a second edit?

There was never an intention to make two films when we were there, but when I got home and was looking through all the footage I realised that it would be best to spread it out over two separate films. One being on the ‘perfect left-hander’ wave we scored for one day and the second being more raw, including some behind the-scenes-stuff, the harshness of the desert, as well as a few other spots in the area. I think this works well other than jamming it all into a long 15 minute piece, which for online purposes is way too long.

Would you ever go back?

I would go back in a heart beat, but the costs there are enough to make you broke in a week.

What would you say to people who say this wave will get crowded, and there will be surf camps all along the point by next week?

A lot of people have been saying that and I’m glad you raised it. Something like that happened in Namibia, yes, but in Angola it will never happen. The wave is far too fickle first of all – like I said we were there for three weeks and scored once. Secondly, it is hell of expensive to get around. Thirdly, good luck getting a visa. And finally, there are so many surf spots up and down the coast of Angola, they are as good as the wave in the film, but they are consistent and empty. I feel that people from all around the world should experience Angola, it’s beautiful.

You can see the original 3km edit HERE

Or Kepa and Dane’s full length love poem to the region HERE

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