Corey Wilson just spent five straight months on the road. Literally. He returned home to California yesterday — from our SURFING Factory in Western Australia — the last in a long line of trips to places like Alaska, Berlin, Indonesia and Japan. Here, he talks us through a strike trip to a lesser-known zone in the Mentawai Islands with Mick Fanning, Dillon Perillo, Garut Widiarta and Luke Hynd.

Tonight, Corey will sleep in own bed for the first time in months and tomorrow he'll most certainly get a call to jump on an airplane to go somewhere else. Or at least to jump in bed with someone else. Either equals another Corey story, but only the first scenario equals one we can publish.

Part 2 coming tomorrow.