AG: It looks like you all had quite the trip. You were able to bring such an eclectic group together, with Ben [Howard] and the whole crew. And then getting Mickey [Smith] and Jon [Frank] shooting again. How’d the whole thing come about?
TK: I was in England last June. Ben and I have been friends for a long time, and he was coming back from a festival. I was only in town for, like, 36 hours, and I was heading to the airport, driving on the freeway. We were talking on the phone, and he was like, “Fuck, I want to hang out. Are you on the M-5?” And I said, “Yeah.” He was like, “We’re going to pass each other! Let’s get a coffee somewhere, and try and catch up!”
So we were sitting there and he said, “Gosh, we need to do a surf trip.” Ben’s so busy, so I told him, “Hey, give me your schedule and let’s go somewhere like Ireland, just to see how it goes.”
And then we got Johnny [Jon] Frank to come, which was really special. And Mickey Smith, Paul Daniels. The trip was ridiculous. Everyone was flying in from all over the world, we looked at the weather maps and they were calling for the biggest storm they’d had in years. We were like, “Are we still going? Are we literally going to go into this right now?” But we didn’t really have a choice. We just went, “Well, let’s see what happens.”