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Ozzie Wright

Ozzie Wright

Von: Sydney Age: 41

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07/01/76

Birth Date: 07/1/1976

Birth Place: Sydney

Currently Living: Bali

Height: 6 foot

Weight: 80 Kilos

Sponsors: Volcom, Electric, Santa Cruz, Gorilla Grip

Volcom rider since: The 90's Grunge era

First board: A Sheely 5'10" thruster

Warm Ups: Toe touching

What gets you motivated to surf? Mind clearance time

Side Tracks: Rock 'n roll, painting, family life

Music/Bands: Miley and the Milkshakes, Goons of Doom, Jonathan Richmond, Bob Dylan, Felice Brothers, Daniel Johnston , Velvet Underground, Fait Accompli

Videos/Movies: The Unicorn from the Planet Zorb

Best style: Ali Boulala

Random Information: My new board is painted like a rainbow with a big smiley face on it

Favorite Volcom Jeans: My tight blue ones, super cool

Favorite Boardshorts: My new ones with three stripes

One thing you can't leave home without: Ukulele

Special Thanks: Miley, Rocky, all the people who have helped me along the way there's thousands of them. I appreciate it thanks

RELATED NEWS + VIDEO

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High Surf Action Cut from OSMO THROMBO
Looking for a stripped down surf porn fix? We got you. Noa Deane, Ozzie Wright and Mitch Coleborn shred their brains out in this 10-minute-modified, condensed, cut-down, stipped, surf porn, whatever-you-want-to-call-it, all surf action version of Osmo Thrombo, the 25-minute tripped out surf adventure on a mysterious Indonesian island that quickly unravels into the most bizarre experience of their lives… and ultimately a mission to rescue Mitch. All storytelling scenes have been removed in this modified version for your instant surf-fix needs. But, if you've got the time, if you're in the mood for laughs, if you want to see why Noa is scared of rainbows, want to watch Ozzie have an outer-body experience, or see Mitch get abducted by a monstrous butterfly, then click here to watch Osmo Thrombo in its entire glory.
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The Making Of “The Dock” | Go Behind The Scenes With Volcom’s Surf Team
This has got to be one of the sketchiest things we’ve ever done. I mean, would you pull the trigger on this concept and put some of the world's best surfers at risk? We’re in an age where everything’s been done. Where content gets exported by the dozens. Where repetition and derived ideas seem to be the norm. What breaks through clutter and what gets lost in 24 hours? There needs to be something more. So, we met up with our friends over at Stab and started talking about some potential ideas. When you enlist Stab’s wizardy and sunburnt minds to discuss surfing’s next move, you get oodles of high-to-higher outrageous, yet dangerously entertaining ideas. We labored over many of those ideas and found a winner. What was once a long and arduous process has finally come to fruition. And we’re truly passionate about it. Watch "The Dock" Benoa Harbour, Indonesia. What are we talking about? We’re talking about “The Dock.” A 100-foot floating dock that we put in the middle of a surf break and invited a select crew to try out. We knew it was time do something different. Something new. Something which our team riders would be stoked on, and something that we would have fun doing and showing to our audiences. It’s part of our DNA to keep things fun and embrace the strange. It’s a grocery bag full of first-time stunts and wildly-entertaining fails. The strenuous journey of anchoring this floating dock in the middle of a surf break can take its tolls, but it was all worth it. Noa hops, Imai falls, Yago attempts. Mitch going for broke. He is wearing the Volcom X Noa Deane Mag Vibes Stoneys Boardshorts While dangerous, unpredictable, and unsecured, towing this 100-foot piece of equipment out into the ocean at 4am in a foreign land feels like you’ve already won. Were you sitting at your desk editing a two-to-four-foot beach break clip or sitting on the beach filming perfect barrels? No, you were near the pinnacle of an out-of-left-field concept that no one thought was possible. But you were there, and you made it, although no one said it was going to be this hard. Did we say it was dangerous? There was the obvious threat of the dock breaking off and crashing into you, but there were others. There are wires, ropes, tons of waves, other surfers / surfboards, and the dock itself whipping around freely as if it had no boundaries. As Noa recalls, “It kicks like a snake. It does this weird snake thing and it whips right at the end.” Balaram had a near-serious injury when he was trying to make his way to safety after jumping off the dock over a wave: “For a split second, time slowed down and I was like, ‘I’m about to die, I’m going head-first into this thing!'” Balaram and his memorable time with the dock. Balaram ended up slipping off the end and went down pretty hard. The 100-foot dock broke away from its anchor and nearly tumbled over Ozzie (see video). But, it was all in good fun. It was a team of guys experiencing a first-of-its-kind, further stretched from their comfort zones than ever. “I like the chaos of everybody there going, ‘where are we going, where are we going!?’” said Ozzie. It’s always fun until it’s not. One of the scariest parts of the shoot was when a huge set rolled in and the dock snapped off the anchors and floated into shore, nearly tagging Ozzie and Imai. Luckily, our dudes have cat-like reflexes and managed to escape sure-injury. Imai recalls, “I dove under it and the thing went over, and my board was on the side and I had to take my leash off underwater because it was stuck.” After some minor repairs, the team got the dock back out into position and finished off their three-day mission. We should've known Stab would think of a gem-of-an-idea like this. We never thought this would actually be possible. We didn't think we were really going to go through with it. But, we did, and we are sure as hell glad we did. Thank you to Stab, our team riders, production, the crew, Candock, and everyone else who was apart of this project. We hope you enjoyed “The Dock.” Noa's wearing the Macaw Mod Boardshorts. Traffic jam. Noa leaps off the dock for another attempt.
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A Floating Dock in The Middle of a Surf Break - “The Dock”
“The Dock” is an exemplary piece of outlandish and strange antics we sometimes chase. It’s not that we want to… we have to. Breaking up the monotony of your daily videos cycling your feed to provide something different. Something we felt the need to do. What is The Dock? A 100-foot floating dock that we put in the middle of a surf break and invited a select crew to try out: Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Imai Devault. Sound enticing or ridiculous? Probably both. From the video you can see how sketchy the execution was, but the preparation was just as strenuous. The danger involved was also on everyone’s minds as the set up began. “It would just kill you if it hit you, yeah?” said Noa. The wires, the ropes, the waves, the unpredictability of the anchor were all threatening variables. Ozzie recalls, “The Dock’s been scary. At one stage I just came up, got my board, and saw it coming right at me. But I like the chaos of it.” What was once a long and arduous journey has finally come to fruition. And we’re truly passionate about. We hope you enjoy! Standing on a floating dock with an 8ft wave approaching can be a little frightening! Dock Lobster, Rattle Snake, Grey Mamba... call it what you want, this thing can be ANGRY! "Sittin on a dock in the line up, waisting time." The guys were psyching and splitting peaks.. Here's Imai with no option but straight! “I was kinda just stuck and wasn't sure what to do because Noa was going right and Yago left, and I was just stuck in the middle. So, I thought I could try to outrun the thing to the end and just jump off and go straight, but the wave caught up to me and knocked me right off my feet. I slid for what felt like forever haha, but it was probably equal to like 10 feet, but I have never laughed so hard I think ever!” -Imai Noa Deane was doing things no one has ever done before. Backside tail tap on the dock! Imai decided to take a dip! Balaram had his fair share of spills! See video for his wipeout. “The dock was one of those novelty things that you dream about. It was like the rock jump in One Hundred and Fifty Six Tricks that I watched Ozzie do a thousand times.... just a man-made version.” -Balaram Smiles all around! The guys claimed this to be one of the funnest thing they've ever done. L to R: Willy Aliotta, Yago Dora, Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Imai Devault. Yago Dora flew in straight from the Fiji Pro for just one day and didn't waste any time, he was going bonkers! It was really crowded on that dock! Yago is wearing the Macaw Mod Boardshorts. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Balaram doing some sort warm-up stretch?! "Balaram jumped up and went six feet in the air then landed on the wire, so sketchy! It whips right at the end because it’s connected to a cable which adds extra tension.” -Noa Ozzie showing off his bag of 156 Tricks! From land it looked like they were walking on water. It was surreal. We lucked out and scored this peak for days straight with not a soul in sight. Ozzie being Ozzie and taking things to the next level! “The dock was angry! It wanted to get us, but we were too quick! It was a classic rumble trying to hustle our way on there altogether.” -Ozzie The Dock is fun and really sketchy at the same time. After all, what’s fun without a little fear?! Here, Mitch Coleborn tries to escape disaster.
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Behind The Scenes On The Exit The Earthly Film Shoot With The Volcom Team
Exit The Earthly, the ridiculous and psychedelic surf-action-comedy-adventure short film, stars Ozzie Wright, Nate Tyler, Coco Ho, Mitch Coleborn, Maud Le Car, Dusty Payne, Yago Dora, Quincy Davis and Noa Deane as themselves, with supporting rolls played by Will Oldham and Austin Amelio.
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Ozzie Wright In Byron Bay - 4 Cities (Ep.1), Volcom Surf
4 Cities: A new series from What Youth and Volcom Episode 1: Ozzie Wright in Byron Bay What’s the place you spend the majority of your life like? Does it make you you? Or do you make it you? We wanted to immerse ourselves in some of our favorite surfers hometowns to see how they blend in or stand out in their communities. In episode 1 we hunker down with recent transplant from Sydney to Byron Bay Ozzie Wright. We spent a great day surfing, babysitting, painting, drinking, discussing the finer things in life and what it's like living in the beautiful holiday town of Byron Bay in NSW, Australia. photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr photo: Michael Cukr Be on the lookout for more episodes in this series to drop soon!
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Psychic Migrations: Australia
Volcom Stone's latest feature surf film, Psychic Migrations, is set to release in September 2015 and we are unveiling some of the remote locations where the movie was filmed, along with a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for you and a friend to the Global Premiere in Newport Beach, CA. on September 17, click here to enter. Mitch Coleborn and Ozzie Wright didn't need to go far to film for this Psychic Migrations trip to Australia. Natives to the country, Mitch and Ozzie were stoked to get some filming in for the movie close to home and score some epic barrels (and of course, airs). But that's not what you'll only be seeing from Mitch, Ozzie, and the rest of the PM crew, in fact, this movie has a different feel. Director Ryan Thomas  explains: "I try not to repeat myself from film to film. This one is going to be very different than, say, BS!, which was a little sarcastic. This one has a very different mood, and I hope people are with me on it." Mitch Coleborn and Ozzie Wright journey to the beach somewhere in Australia. Photo: Tom Carey Mitch Coleborn, aussie-livin'. Photo: Tom Carey Cave dwellers. Photo: Tom Carey Ozzie Wright doesn't just do airs, he gets super tubed also. Photo: Tom Carey Photo: Tom Carey A day at the beach is a day well spent. Photo: Tom Carey *Dive into our previous post with Balaram Stack, Carlos Munoz, and Mike Gleason and their trip to Central America HERE, and watch the Psychic Migrations trailer at www.volcom.com/psychicmigrations Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the continental United States and Canada (excluding Québec), 18 years of age or older. Click here for all the Official Sweepstakes Rules.