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Salad Days Magazine | July 14, 2024

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QUIKSILVER // KAEL WALSH || IDIOT BOX

QUIKSILVER // KAEL WALSH || IDIOT BOX
Salad Days

Western Australia is a great place to be for the end of the world. WA is also a great place for Kael to do his thing.
Kael’s “thing” is surfing.

More specifically, pulling into violent waves with a certain nonchalance and doing airs that would create a sense of uneasiness in the guts of those who fear heights. He went up the coast and down the coast, wrangling some memorable waves in the process. He surfed for hours and hours and hours and hours — it takes a borderline absurd amount of time in the water to string together this much A+ surfing. You’ve got to pour your heart into it and hope it pays off.

“When Covid started kicking off, it was one of the first places to go into lockdown,” Kael Walsh explains. “Then they never really lifted it. Nobody could get in without a proper exemption — and even if you had that, you had to quarantine for 14 days. But if you were in, there weren’t really any restrictions. We were fully isolated. While the rest of the world was dealing with it, we were just doing our thing.”

“There’s so much stuff out there today, but I feel like a lot of it is made to only watch once — by the next week, there’s already a new episode or whatever. I still watch my favorite surf movies all the time, and I feel like that’s missing. I want to make things that people watch again and again.”

Sounds good to us.

quiksilver.com

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