Watch: The O'Riginals // Dan's Big Trip
Preparations for any OS surf trip are often fraught with list-making and last-minute packing, but spare a thought for the surfer/shaper trying to get their travel quiver in order.
In the latest O'Riginals instalment, the camera follows young Crescent Head surfer Dan Johnson as he prepares for his first trip through customs replete with a four-strong, self-shaped quiver - plus one bog standard lid for the shallow days.
And what a well-rounded quiver it is.
From log to bonzer (6'7" x 19¼ x 2½ - it was the first bonzer he'd ever shaped or ridden), finless asymm inspired by Ryan Lovelace's Rabbit's Foot, and high performance asymm (5'8" x 18¼ x 2¼ with nose and tail similarly offset), all of them under his lowkey Snarly label.
Glassed locally and painstakingly packed - towells taped to rails etc. - Dan caught the first flight landing at Munda in the Solomon Islands before a connecting flight took him onwards. Surfers who've travelled through there before will rejoice at the size of Dan's cargo; those inter island flights once had a strict two board limit - some even less than that.
The trip was way back in April, late season for that part of the world, and the surf fluctuated between 4' and tiny.