Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!
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Young, Free, Alright! presented by Arnette is all about recognising, showcasing and encouraging young creative talent in and around Australian surfing. Every so often we grab a few of our featured legends, throw them in some dirty cars with a couple of surfers and drive away from the city for a weekend, hoping for waves and good vibes. This was Weekender III.
Jake Vincent
Young, Free, Alright! Weekender III – Spencer Frost
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Spenny Frost captures the vibe in motion of the Young, Free, Alright! Weekender III from land, ocean and sky.
Spencer Frost
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A handful of young beatniks, photographers, a filmer, some surfers. Three modest cabin blocks haphazardly placed amongst long grass and gravel. 8 boxes of sugary cereal. And a weekend of looking for waves.
Zac Heath
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The cabin stovetop was being splashed with coffee sputtering from the moka pot. Dark turned to morning, and those who were up made Nutri Grain and shuffled around in sleeping bags like a band of giant slugs.
Mikey Macarthur
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Jake Sylvester arrived in the middle of the night. At dawn he was there, from out of the nowhere that so many things appear, with his Newy power at full charge
Zac Heath
Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!
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Jake Sylvester – campground moods.
Mikey Macarthur
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Kalani Ball, projection and control.
Zac Heath
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This is Kalani Ball. Kalani is from Stanwell Park. Kalani speaks with an intonation that is hard to work out if he's being positive or negative, like Christopher Walken. Say hi Kalani. Cheers Kalani.
Mikey Macarthur
Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!
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Jackson Baker boosts into the dusk.
Mikey Macarthur
Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!
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"You know," someone thought aloud by the campfire, "If you could wrap Newcastle up and work it into a human, it'd be Jacko Baker."
Mikey Macarthur
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Jake Vincent from the Sunshine Coast, can jump, can wax a surfboard, can take photos, and create inspired original videos in the realm of Harmony Korine. Will play Goons of Doom covers on acoustic guitars in caravan parks.
Mikey Macarthur
Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!
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Jake Vincent post shark spotting, pre-launch speed blur on the late evening glass.
Mikey Macarthur
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Exposed decks and surf checks with Jake and co.
Action: Zac Heath. Lifestyle: Mikey Macarthur
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Bright Futures and dark shades.
Mikey Macarthur
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Kalani Ball and a big ol' whip.
Mikey Macarthur
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“I wouldn’t be out there. Not today,” said the fisherman to Mikey setting up his tripod. The surfers already amongst the late afternoon glass. On cue, a 7-foot bronze whaler zig-zagged through a surging wave in the corner. It darted towards the surfers in the line-up. “Shit,” said Mikey and the fisherman in unison. The panic set it in. – Weekender scenes.
Mikey Macarthur
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Letty Mortenson of Avalon on Sydney's Northern Beaches – drove alone, hitting the road fresh from a Year 12 practice exam.
Mikey Macarthur
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The eternal enthusiasm of Letron Mortenson. Stomping and stoke-ing. Out.
Mikey Macarthur
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Quiet moments of country soul and simple living embraced in a weekend away of pure surf. That's Zac Heath bottom left. What a great young talent he is. Hi Zac.
Mikey MAcarthur
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Three kind lice. Letty, Kalani and Jake or Jacko...
Mikey Macarthur
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"How's the serenity?" Jacko Baker would ask, "So much serenity..." We think he just like the word, or The Castle. Perhaps both.
Mikey Macarthur
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Jacko Baker nose-picks some classic Australiana
Zac Heath
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Eli Steele had a broken wing. Poor old Eli Steele.
MIkey Macarhur / Jake Vincent / Zac Heath
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Jackson Baker goes oop-de-large.
Zac Heath
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The bright colours and tight crops of Zac Heath and Kalani Ball.
Zac Heath
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Clean winter close-outs and behind the surfer angles.
Zac Heath
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The windscreen wiper on the rear window had made a rainbow in the dirt. We sat on the curb next to the rustbucket and ate pies and chocolate milks and coffees and maybe even a caramel slice from the country bakery. The sun was just stretching over the humble set of shops and hitting us in the carpark. The bitumen was just warm enough for our bare feet
Zac Heath
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Roll Call, The Cast of Weekender III: Spencer Frost, Jacko Baker, Dan Caban, Mikey Macarthur, Kalani Ball, Zac Heath, Eli Steele, Letty Mortenson, Jake Vincent, Mike Jennings & Danny Johnson (Absent:Jake Sylvester)
Mikey McArthur on self-timer
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Boards and wet wetties and sand and soil littered the boot, the footwells, the fabric of the backseat… everything. The cars wore signs of a surf trip better than anyone. Had the surf been good? Did it matter? Nah. Weekend winter surfaris, man. That’s the stuff.
Mikey Macarthur
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Weekender III – Young, Free, Alright!

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WEEKENDER III – Young, Free, Alright! Special Feature
Presented by Arnette

The windscreen wiper on the rear window had made a rainbow in the dirt. Boards and wet wetties and sand and soil littered the boot, the footwells of the car, the fabric of the backseat… everything. We sat on the curb next to the rustbucket and ate pies and chocolate milks and coffees and maybe even a caramel slice from the country bakery. The sun was just stretching over the humble set of shops and hitting us in the carpark. The bitumen was just warm enough for our bare feet. Had the surf been good? Did it matter? Nah. Australian surfing is about so much more than actual surfing. Right there next to the disgusting car, in the cold clear air, soaking up the sunlight as we tucked in to our fatty bakery treats, we knew that better than anyone. Weekend winter surfaris, man. That’s the stuff. And this had been a good one.

Young, Free, Alright! presented by Arnette is all about recognising, showcasing and encouraging young creative talent in and around Australian surfing. Every so often we grab a few of our featured legends, throw them in some dirty cars with a couple of surfers and drive away from the city for a weekend, hoping for waves and good vibes. This was Weekender III.

Put together by the bright futures of YFA talents Mikey McArthur, Zac Heath, Spencer Frost and Jake Vincent with surfing by Letty Mortenson, Kalani Ball, Jackson Baker and Jake Sylvester. Good vibes by Eli Steele, Danny Johnson, Mike Jennings and Darcy Ward.

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