Watch: “The Green Iguana”

Young Occy, early Mentawais in Jack McCoy's classic 1992 surf flick

After being hired in 1990 by Billabong, filmmaker Jack McCoy set out with the likes of Mark Occhilupo, Munga Barry, and later early New Schoolers like Ross Williams and Shane Dorian. The results were some of the rawest, most cinematographically and visually interesting surf films of the decade. Films like Bunyip Dreaming and Sik Joy, but certainly many a surfers favorite, 1992’s The Green Iguana, which featured some of Occy’s most powerful, Raging Bull-era surfing, paired perfectly with West Oz reefs and some of the earliest appearances of the Mentawais’s tropical dreamscape.