Jim Banks deep inside.

The Perfect Wave is super stoked to announce that award winning surf film maker, photographer, story teller and adventurer Jack McCoy will be joining us as a special guest at our 10th anniversary party at TPW HQ on Friday evening May 5.

Jack will be doing what he calls “Talking story”, sharing his stills and film about his first trip to Sumba with Jim Banks and his 3rd trip to Sumba with Occy back in the late 1989-91 daze. The accommodation has come a long way at Sumba these days. In fact,  Nihawatu Resort is one of the most exclusive Eco resorts you will ever see. The location is obviously epic.

We understand that the first trip was quite a classic and Jack made a promotional film that was never released.

Jack has dug it up out of his archives and will be showing it on the night publicly for the first time.

Of course you can be sure Jack’s Occy stories are going to be very amusing also.

This is guaranteed to be a memorable evening.


Jack sent us a couple of photos to wet our appetite. Look forward to seeing you all there and as Jack would say, ALOHA…



The only shelter in the early days.

The locals watching the surfing.

Occy’s left pumping.

A very young Occy.

Occy checking the left named after him.

The view from the original huts


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Written by:
Ben Horvath

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