Airport

Noa Deane, Andrew Doheny, and Colin Moran had set a course for Hossegor, planning to spend a few weeks surfing the famously perfect, peaky beachbreaks. But when the waves went flat just a few days into their trip, the trio decided to rethink their itinerary. Instead of sticking around and waiting it out, they struck out across the Atlantic, chasing various swells across three continents and finding plenty of perfect surf along the way. Pit stop in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport.

John Florence

This is what you dream of in France -- fun, rippable sandbars and perfect beach days. Doheny, drawing a crowd.

John Florence

Colin Moran powers over a Trestles look-alike in France.

Deane and Doheny

Noa Deane arrived in France a few days after Doheny and Moran. While he was unable to surf France's pumping beachbreaks this time, he'd make up for his absence with trip hijinks and scores of his own.

Doheny and Moran

Bouncing through timezones and living out of suitcases will catch up to you eventually, and everyone unwinds differently. Doheny [Left], looking a little less exhausted than Moran after a month of nonstop surfing and traveling.

Deane

Noa's first surf in New York after showing up late to the party in France.

Deane

Deane takes flight in Morocco during the third stop of the trip. He loves Morocco, so no coercing needed.

Deane

"This was my first trip with Noa,” says California native Colin Moran. “Before he joined us in France, the vibe was kind of mellow. But when he got there, he turned the trip around. He’s nonstop, always just going, going, going.” Deane, trying to stay fresh despite his nomadic state.

Deane

The last session in Morocco ended up as the best session of the entire trip.

Saint Sebastian, Spain

When the waves went flat in France, nearby San Sebastian's brick-paved streets and idyllic shops offer sights for even the most restless surfer.

Doheny

A rare Moroccan slab, navigated here by Droid, in what would be the culmination of prime conditions for the voyage.

Moran

Short intervals made for crazy teepees in New York. Moran, on an offshore raceway.

Deane

The local neighborhood kids frothed out at seeing a surfer of Noa's caliber
in town and in action.

Deane

Even in howling winds and cold, unpredictable weather, Noa was still able
to land this dirty drop.

Doheny

KO-ing their trip to New York was like being bit by the traveling bug: the crew needed to score again, and fast. It's no surprise the crew started to think about Morocco again.

New York City

What kind of New York trip would be complete without a trip to The Big Apple?

Moran

"When we first got to New York, it was just windy and rainy and wild,” says Moran. “We thought we made a bad call flying all the way from France for that, but the next day ended up being perfect. It all came together in the end.”

Moran

Moran, in a Long Island drainer that was well worth the trek.

NYC Hotel

The trio dials collect in the nook of an NYC Marriott.

Moran

You wouldn't guess Colin Moran was stuck with a 3/2 in East Coast winds that chilled to the bone. Moran, burying rail and heating up.

Deane

To the top floor, concierge.

Deane

Another coldwater doggy door found by Noa Deane.

Moran

Moran's first trip to Morocco required playing tourist for at least one day. He even managed to whistle down some local transportation.

Deane

Noa trekked to Morocco last year, so he knew all the spots to hit. And when suggestions went blank, the team at Surf Maroc hooked the guys up with uncrowded waves tucked beside small, oceanfront villages.

Doheny

Viewing this shimmering point from a fifth-floor condo over breakfast, you'd be tempted to hurry up and eat, too.

Deane

Noa, with perpendicular vantage in Morocco.

Lookout from Morocco

The Moroccan team leads the guys to a morning surfcheck. Unspoiled lineups await.

Deane

First wave in Morocco for Noa Deane, and first of many kicked-out airs to come.

Moran

Progressive maneuvers from Colin Moran caught the attention of nearby tenants
and local fisherman alike.

Doheny

“Everywhere we went was a culture shock for me,” says Doheny. “The weirdest part was surfing New York one day, then waking up in Morocco the next. But nothing has time to get stale when you’re constantly on your way to somewhere new.” Doheny, acclimating to unfamiliar territory and ditching his fins in the process.

Local Merchant

A traditional dagger might not make the trip back through customs,
but it's the thought that counts.

Deane

In Morocco, the group was greeted by fun and consistent surf, especially around the small town of Taghazout. This wave in particular acted as a swell magnet, providing ample ramps for the light-footed Deane.

Deane

Looking for some rippable, not-too-hollow rights?
Noa Deane's already three steps ahead.

Doheny

Righthand point surf at a staple Moroccan wave for Doheny.

Moran

What happens when you leave your belongings unattended? Stickers. Lots of stickers. Colin Moran, more sponsors than he bargained for.

Slab spot

A few Moroccan locals lived inside the crevices of this cliff, in straight sight of a perfect slabbing right.

Surfcheck

8-foot or 2-foot? Further checking would reveal, yes, 8-10 foot, and heaving, too.

Deane

"I hadn't even cleared the water drops from my lens before Noa sped through on his first wave of the session," photographer Tom Carey said. "This was the best wave of the trip -- solid, with a lot of power behind it."

Moran

Moran was fearless the entire trip, amping to connect with any-sized wave.

Doheny

Neither photo nor words do justice to this offshore-groomed beauty, navigated by Doheny.

Moran

"Morocco feels kind of like a North African version of Baja,” said Moran. “There’s nothing on the coast and very few people around, but so many good surf setups."

Moran

A fish-eye lens can turn a ten-footer into a four-footer all too easily. Moran, providing scale on the same wave, different angle.

Deane

Not just an air man, Noa Deane can dip into barrels and charge emerald slabs with ease.

Deane

Deane cashes in on a Moroccan gem.

Doheny

Doheny, eyeing his exit.

Deane

"This was Noa's first wave of a session in Morocco, and this might have been the best wave of the trip," said Carey. "Noa lives for style. That wave would have been the exclamation mark for anyone else, but for us, it was just the start."