Tracks will be Australian spot foriON the Barrel's clips
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 March, 2014 - iON the Barrel today shared an update on the interactive surf movie project as it readies for the next wave of online barrel moments, a new competition and the second movie in the Barrel trilogy for 2014.
A new media partnership with Tracks Magazine and online was announced today with Tracks confirmed as the project’s Australian ‘home’ for regular online clips and feature stories. The 2013 iON the Barrel Movie is available free on the cover of the Tracks April issue, out now
The online competition at surfthebarrel.com is moving to a fresh, new and accessible Instagram format soon to be announced.
Tony “Harro” Harrington, director, announced the changes today prior to flying out for a shoot in the Mentawais, “We couldn’t be happier to be working closely with Tracks. The crew there live and breathe their passion for surfing and we are stoked the Barrel movie is included with this month’s issue and being seen by thousands of barrel mad surfers across the country.”
Carlton Dry has terminated its presenting sponsorship and will no longer be involved with the project.
“On the departure of CUB it’s very disappointing to have them walk away but we are pleased it opens up an opportunity for brands that genuinely want to be part of the industry to get involved. We’ve got great support from our committed partners and couldn’t be more excited about what’s lined up for year two of the Barrel and beyond.”
On the production of the next film in the series, “the footage we have in the can for the second movie is simply awesome,” explains Harro. “The winter season we’ve just filmed in Hawaii was humbling. Swell after monster swell hit the North Shore, we scored gold in Maui with some epic days at Jaws and Mavericks delivered in spades too. The forecast is looking great for the Mentawais this month and then Tahiti is on our radar, as well as some missions to a few spots around southern Australia.”
“It’s been great to work with inspiring surfers and watermen like Jamie Mitchell, Ian Walsh and Ken “Skindog” Collins among so many legends. They share our passion for the barrel and are thrilling to film as they practice their craft in the ocean.
iON the Barrel began last year as a celebration of the ‘holy grail’ of surfing with regular monthly online surf clips, a documentary style film and an online community at surfthebarrel.com for surfers to shoot and share their own ‘barrel moments’ to win prizes.
In 2014 the online competition is shifting to a simplified Instagram format, to be launched in April with a great line up of prizes including iON Air Pro 3 POV cameras, surf accessories, great surf travel adventure prizes and more.