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French trip provides film fodder for Ando, Dane

Craig Anderson and beachbreak © Morgan Masseen

Surf Travel

Dinner For Deux is a short film by Dane Reynolds & Craig Anderson

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 September, 2013 : - - Ten days into our adventure, it became crystal clear… We had played into the French cliché perfectly. Adorning the surfboards and wetsuits of our van’s occupants, was the most perfect bundle of wine and cheese a non-European ever did see.

It sat so delicately atop the gear, coddled by Red cameras and half the sand of Graviere. We all cherished it, having put in so much deliberation into the gathering of it’s contents, and were all holding our breathe for its execution. Our pride, our joy, our lifeforce… was a fruitbasket.

While the first week of waves had satiated our appetites aplenty, the swift kick of Fall’s winds and rain had misted our team with disillusion. Were we here to surf Europe’s world-class beach breaks, or were we merely entertaining our journey into French culture? Long hours were spent driving through dark forests, hoping the right opening would lead us to a promising sandbar.

We drove north, south, east and west searching for answers. The countryside deceived us, telling us to try our hands at gastronomy, sightseeing, relaxing. We spent nights in the mountains, stargazing and living the life of yesteryear. We sipped wine at dusk in ancient harbours. We pinched our noses to the purest of pates. And we traversed kilometer after kilometer of empty road, searching… To Be continued.

Source: Mountain & Wave

Author: Morgan Masseen

Tags: Craig Anderson, Dane Reynolds, France

Team: Surfersvillage


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