Things happened. And fast. The first half of the 2016 SURFING Factory ended — seen Noa Deane and Matt Banting's parts yet? — and the second half began. Parker Coffin, Noah Wegrich, Ian Crane and Josh Moniz arrived. Yadin and Bal never left. The whole lot of us loaded up the cars and drove through the night, dodging kangaroos, listening to talk radio, fighting fatigue and wondering if it would all be worth it. Turns out it was.

Above is a taste of what we found, and below is a glimpse at how we got there. Look for a full edit coming tomorrow.

_CW02038PB and banana sandwiches are a must. Photo: Corey Wilson

_CW02110Booties = function > fashion. Photo: Corey Wilson

BalKBBalaram, one last wave before dark. Photo Corey Wilson

DJI_0188If you look close enough, you can hear Rusted Root’s “Send me On My Way” playing on repeat. Photo: Corey Wilson

LifestyeKalbarri_1A very welcomed end to what’s been a scurry of a search to find waves. Photo: Corey Wilson