In August 2018 VONU set sail on a feature escapade into the Fijian archipelago and the nearby islands of New Caledonia. This adventure would be a far cry from a simple campaign photo-shoot. Rather than simply motoring a small boat around the most easy to access Fijian Islands and surf resorts, the plan was to assemble a collection of the world best surfers who would sail a working vessel across long ocean straits, battling prevailing winds, chasing favourable weather systems and searching for the most inaccessible waves and villages along the way.
As this was no ordinary adventure it required a special collection of watermen to drive it. Perfect waves were not always a given and we needed a group of surfers that were just as excited about sailing the ship, fishing and exploring new lands as they were about finding pumping surf. Phone calls were made, discussions were had and eventually a team of 9 surfers was decided upon.