Performance without sacrificing style. Much like Dillon Perillo’s surfing, an eye pleasing approach is paired with dynamic progression.
Join Dillon Perillo, Jacob Willcox and Ry Craike on a Rip Curl Search trip into uncharted oceans, chasing unknown slabs and charting their course as they go.
While ostensibly empty, the desert here is never devoid of life. Tough, spiky, drought resistant life. Cacti run the show, cacti of every possible shape and size. And within this parched region, there are a great variety of landscapes.
When an 8-foot swell hit Hawaii’s Oahu we tracked its movements in various directions and finally zeroed in on a remote atoll many, many miles from the densely populated line-ups of the famed North Shore.
The Dill & Beeg Project is a compilation of the best footage captured over a year on the road with Dillon Perillo and Brendon Gibbens. “We’re very grateful to have had the opportunity to work on our own project and want to thank everyone who helped us make this film materialize. We’d especially like to thank Andrew Schoener for all of his hard work.” Said Brendon Gibbens.
After finding a virgin left wedge on their first foray amid the “Turquoise Islands”, Dillon Perillo, Luke Hynd and Pat Curren re-grouped and headed to another island they knew absolutely nothing about. The vacuum of doubt was filled with promise by the two local guides Kishore and Ram, local entrepreneurs with an for the exotic and guru like knowledge of what it took to weave the maze of local bureaucrats just to visit
It’s another clip from the Channel Islands, this one filmed in Panama back in 2014 and featuring thoroughbreds Dane Reynolds, Parker Coffin, Dillon Perillo, Yadin Nicol.
It sounded a bit tenuous, to be honest. The remoteness, and the vast distance of the islands from home, exacerbated the sense of doubt. However, whereas some rumours degenerate and trail off into farcical gossip or even downright apocryphal myth, this one took on substance, became full bodied and real. New waves, never before surfed. A true Search.
At this point Dillon Perillo and Luke Hynd had already had their share of mysto reefs and hidden corners. Balinese hot rat Garut Widiarta, also on board, was barrel hardened at home in the Indo season, but Mick Fanning was busy being “Mick Fanning 3 X world champion, and man-of-the-moment-soon-to-be-shark puncher” – the role model all parents want their kids to grow up to be. Yet, the undisputed leader of world professional surfing was waiting in the wings for the right opportunity to whip off the comp vest and Search.
Immerse yourself in some Hawaiian gold with Owen Wright, Matt Wilkinson, Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning, Kekoa Bacalso and Dillon Perillo as they surf some early winter season size in the lead up to The Pipe Masters, and the highlight of the year – the clinching of the 2014 ASP World Title.