Over the years, Rip Curl’s flagship Search boat the Quest 1 had been a home away from home to the Rip Curl girls, but alas, she is no more. Earlier this year she unfortunately sunk – just a week before the girls were due to go on a Search trip.
Locked and loaded we needed to find another boat – pronto. So we called Martin Daly, the man who first showed Curren, Davo, Dooma and Frankie then unknown Search perfection back in the early 90s. If anyone had a vessel, he would. “No problem,” he said from some wind swept perch in Micronesia. “Sorted”.
And so we mobilised. Tyler from Australia, Nikki from El Salvador and Alana from Cyberland converging on the big blue cork that would soon leave port and float them away from it all.
The girls, our girls. Again on The Search.
Images by Dan Warbrick and Trent Mitchell. Video by Mick Wilcomes and Bali Strickland.