That one day: triple threat surf snow and skate in Australia

That One Day is a super good short film we urge you to position your eyeballs in front of. A bunch of friends (some Brits, some Aussies) pull a triple threat – surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding – in one day. And, as the sharper of you may have guessed, they made a film about it, showcasing some truly stunning wild Aussie natural backdrops in the process.

It reeks of good times with friends and we love it for that. We caught up with the film’s producer Alexa Hohenberg (pictured below) for a chat

How did the idea come about?

I had seen these ‘Triple threat’ surf, snowboard and skate movies (as they are often called), done in California and Chile but never in Australia. Australia has so much incredible surf and it’s not too far from the snow so I knew doing all three sports in a day would be totally doable. Making a film about it gave us the opportunity to try and inspire more people to get outdoors, experience something new and do incredible things with their friends.

Did you all know each other before?

We all met through our love of surfing and snowboarding. Pretty much every weekend we leave Sydney and go on some adventure to surf or explore a new spot. I don’t think the film would have turned out as good as it did if we were not so closely connected as friends through these sports. I am so thankful for surfing and snowboarding for the incredible friends I have made.

How much planning went into it? I guess the surf conditions were the most important to get right…

We were impatient to get started as the season was coming to an end, but planning everything to line up with a good swell was the most important aspect (no one wanted grovel surf!). We were limited to what area of the coast we could explore as we needed to be as close to the snow as possible (the coast is around three and a half hours away). It was a big south swell and we found this little tucked in corner on google earth and thought, ‘Let’s drive down there!’. We found a dirt road, dodged a few hundred kangaroos (no joke!) and off we went. When we woke up and saw where we were the next morning, I was blown away.  Not a soul, seal or shark in sight! Getting out the surf that morning and sticking to the strict time schedule was the hardest part. It was pumping but we knew the snow at Thredbo would be just as much fun!

How did you decide on the order?

For us geographically, it made sense to surf first and then head in-land. We surfed at dawn then headed straight to the mountains and snowboarded from lunch to last-lifts (with a quick stop in a skate park en route). We then skated into the night by the lake just down from Thredbo the snow resort with the headlights from our cars.

And (cheesy question alert!) did you learn anything from the trip?

This whole experience really thought us that we are only limited by our own imagination and where our priorities lie in life. There is a huge world out there with so much fun to be had and if you want to, if you really want to, you can achieve whatever your imagination dreams up. Having a group of like-minded, adventure hungry friends or ‘frothers’ as we say in Australia to imagine this trip, made this whole experience so magical. I hope people watch it and feel like they too can do this or something similar with their friends.

Word. Thanks Alexa.

Watch That One Day here.

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