Vonu ADVENTURERS

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Harrison Roach

“There aren’t many surfers out there that can pick up a board from 5’0″ to 10’0″ and make it look natural. I really do appreciate his love for the ocean and riding whatever board excites him on any given day.” –Julian Wilson

Harrison Roach is widely considered as one of the most well rounded surfers of the modern era. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Harrison spilt his time between surfing longboards on the points of Noosa Heads and riding shortboards on the beach breaks on the other side of the headland.  This balanced diet of surfboards and wave types led Harrison to draw inspiration, influence and excitement from a wide range of surfing greats and a plethora of surfing styles.  Whether it be a knee high peeler or 12ft cave, Harrison is one of the worlds best and we at Vonu are stoked to have him on board for the adventure.

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Asher Pacey

 VONU IS FROTHING WITH EXCITEMENT TO WELCOME ASHER PACEY TO OUR TEAM OF ADVENTURERS. ASHER GREW UP ON THE NORTH COAST OF NSW AND SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS TEENAGE YEARS IN A BEACH SHACK WITHOUT CELL PHONES, VIDEO GAMES AND PROCESSED FOOD. INSTEAD, AP WAS NURTURED BY THE LAND AND SEA AND FLOURISHED IN THESE ENVIRONMENTS. TODAY NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED. WHEN ASHER IS NOT IN THE WATER, GRACEFULLY DARTING AROUND A SECRET BEACH BREAK, OR GETTING THE WAVE OF THE DAY IN LINE UP FULL OF THE WORLDS BEST PRO SURFERS, CHANCES ARE HE’S PATIENTLY WAITING FOR A BITE ON HIS FISHING LINE, FOSSICKING FOR CRYSTALS AND ENJOYING EXPLORING LANDS NEAR AND AFAR. LIKE VONU, ASHER REPRESENTS A SENSE OF ADVENTURE, ENJOYING LIFE’S JOURNEY AND BEING AT PEACE WITH ONESELF AND THE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS FOR THESE REASONS WE ARE STOKED TO HAVE ASHER ON BOARD AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR GOOD TIMES AHEAD! #LIVEFREE.

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Otis Carey

Otis carey! A man of many talents! Otis is a gumbaynggirr/Bundjalungstrong man and a strong ambassador for  indigenous Australian culture. Otis is known for his explosive, raw approach to waves and his contrasting smooth and seamless creative approach to art. With Indigenous culture and heritage firmly cemented his core, He reflects his roots in beautiful traditional art pieces that represent visual stories from the dream time. 

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Tevita Gukilau

A Fijian hero, Tevita Gukilau is one of the most well respected Fijian watermen in the world. With numerous positions as the WSL Cloudbreak local wild card, Veet’s is no slouch when it comes to heavy water. There’s very few who know the infamous Cloudbreak reef better than Veet and his years ability in the wateris second to none. In his free time Veet spends his time in the Ocean free diving and training for that next Purple blob to march toward the small island chain that is VONU, Fiji.

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Neil Purchase Jnr

 #VonuBeer is Psyched to add the legendary Neal Purchase Jnr to our team of adventurers. The Purchase name is as engrained in Australian surf culture as the NPJ signature on the nearly ten thousand surfboards he has shaped over the last twenty years. His lineage into shaping and surfing is an obvious one, inheriting not only Neal Purchase Snr’s name but also his priceless knowledge of true craftsmanship. When admiring the countless beautiful boards that NPJ produces day in day out it can be easy to forget that his surfing has made just as large an impression within the surfing world as his surfboards. Virtually born into the barrels of Kirra, Purcho is still regarded as one the best backside tube riders on the planet. Not bad for a guy that’s invented multiple new board designs, co-founded surf label Rhythm and is lead guitar in sick band.

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Asher Wales

Like a charged up battery, Asher has energy to burn – how he burns it is the exciting part. Whether it’s pulling into deathly barrels in heavy Indonesian waters, boosting sky high off D’bah ramps or lighting up a dance floor at any given opportunity – Asher is ready to go! Having made a name for himself through grinding out heats on the contest circuit, Asher is now more likely to be scene get tubed on a foamy or spending an entire session trying to land the biggest air possible than surfing in a contest jersey. We’re happy to sit back and watch Asher do his thing as whatever he does it’s sure to be entertaining.

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Jay Button

Jay Button is a talented filmmaker whose love for natural beauty sees him working in some of the world’s most stunning locations. Although often working behind the lens we reckon Jay is worth putting in front of one. Jay rips on a range of different crafts and his nomadic lifestyle see’s him constantly traversing the globe with his lovely lady Catie. Jay represents Vonu’s live free mantra and his genuine stoke for life is contagious.

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Thomas Bexon

A crafts man with an eye for fine lines in and out of the water. He is Thomas Surfboards! A strong figure in the iconic Noosa surf community for his stylish approach to the points and the traditional long boards crafted for the wider long boarding world. Covered in dust or sipping a beer at the point…You can bet he’s always smiling.

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Woody Gooch

Woody Gooch is one talented young creative. Hailing from Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Woody has rapidly established himself as one of the worlds most sort after surf photographers. Furthermore, being highly skilled at shooting across a range of formats, Woody’s film photography has garnered a respected following in the fine art world – regularly showcased in galleries throughout Australia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Japan, and America. With growing support and recognition along with Woody’s genuine personality we can’t see Woody’s success slowing down anytime soon. #LiveFree

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Andy Gough

Andy Gough is mighty talented cinematographer who’s eye for detail and raw landscapes separates him from many. His works portray more than just a visual experience but a visual journey that attaches feeling and emotion and the need to get out and explore the world. You can catch a glimpse of Andy’s work by viewing the VONU feature campaign. Andy is not only a freakish film maker but an extraordinary surfer. Andy has proven he can mix it amongst the best on any long right hand point break, from log to twinny, Andy turns heads!

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Hannah Bennett

Hannah Bennett is a stylish Fijian native with a strong connection to Fiji and the pure waters that surround the luscious islands. Hannah competes on the WSL qualifying tour and has been known to mix it with the men when thundercloud starts to roar. As a perfect ambassador for Fiji, Vonu was a natural pairing for the talented local girl who expresses the beautiful Live free lifestyle of her mother land.

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