Drift – The next hollywood surf movie

I’m getting scared… too much mainstream-attention. well, the engine is running – surf industry is getting bigger and bigger. blessing or curse? what do you think? maybe both…?

Haydn Mac Nicol

When it comes to making hollywood style movies about surfing it is always going to be a gamble because you have to sell the surfing experience to millions of people that have never tried, which usually ends up with one person’s wave consisting of 3 airs, 5 barrels , two different directions and about 7 different surf spots ( Case in point – Opening wave of Blue Crush 2). But not all of them are bad and judging on the recent success of “chasing mavericks” both with non surfers and surfers alike hollywood may have started getting it right. Here is the trailer for a new movie called “drift” about two brothers trying to make it with their own surf business but drugs,love and other things really stir things up  (seems about the truest surf movie ever then). Its based in australia but whether its an australian film or hollywood…

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