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The surfing film we are making which has the current title ‘Lost Track Indian Ocean’
The film will chronicle Torren Martyn and Aiyana Powell’s journey aboard a small yacht ‘Calypte’ from Thailand, up the Strait of Malacca, around the tip of Sumatra and along the Indonesian Archipelago chasing waves. Please also see the following synopsis of the film:
The dream had been bobbing around in Torren Martyn and Aiyana Powell’s heads for a year or two. It seemed pretty simple: learn how to sail, then buy a boat and head off on an adventure exploring waves in exotic locations.
But things don’t always go to plan. Only a few days after embarking on the process, an opportunity popped up. A family member had a boat in the South China Sea that needed delivering back to eastern Indonesia – ‘the job’s yours if you want it.’ With thousands of remote islands and endless perfect surf between origin and destination, the decision seemed simple. ‘Why wouldn’t we? Only one small problem – we don’t know how to sail yet…’
When Torren and Aiyana borrowed the 35ft sailing boat Calypte and departed from the east coast of Thailand in early 2022, they had a combined sailing experience of only a few days. The one requirement of their charter was to eventually deliver the boat to Eastern Indonesia. They could learn as they went, get a few friends with sailing experience to help through the tricky bits and pick up as much as possible from them along the way. With this plan, the pair embarked onto the South China Sea, headed up through the Strait of Malacca and around the tip of Sumatra; out into the Indian Ocean on a year-long expedition in search of waves.
What seemed like an idyllic journey didn’t come easy. It was difficult to anticipate the challenges of the sleepless nights, the endless rolling and tossing of the boat, the breakdowns, the relentless maintenance and confined space. But adventures always seem sweeter if it really feels like you had to work to get there.
Lost Track Indian Ocean is a story of taking risks and embarking on new challenges. It’s about learning, becoming sailors and being shaped by the sea. The sort of experiences that can only be gained by throwing yourself in the deep end and having a crack. Enjoyment in life is so much more rewarding if it feels deserved and it’s in proportion to the sense of achievement it took to accomplish. In a world of short attention spans this journey is a reminder that true satisfaction can only be gained by overcoming adversity.
The film will be freely available online via YouTube (*the film will not be ‘monetarized’ by the YouTube platform) We will otherwise show the film at not-for-profit screenings where the money raised will be donated to SurfAid to support their health aid projects in Indonesia.
We have a limited budget for the project but can confirm the film will be viewed by a significant amount of people in the surfing community and otherwise. For an example of the quality of the surf films we make, please check our latest ‘Following the Fall Line’.