A while back, creator and innovator Jack Coleman came out with this exquisite surf film called The Zone. It's a surf flick that features a mixture of some of the most stylish and creatively-driven surfers on the planet including Alex Knost, Ozzie Wright, Rob Machado, Ryan Burch, Bryce Young, Rasta, Derek Hynd and more. Coleman does an absolutely incredible job of capturing the essence of post-modern surfing at its finest.
One of our favorite parts is Derrick Disney's. Derrick, for the most part, rides boards that he had hand shaped from start to finish. Above that, his freethinking way of experimenting with different equipment is what is really intriguing about Derrick. Jack and Derrick had a sort of "ah-hah" moment on a trip in Baja that led to Jack recommending Derrick to go finless with a trusty old 7'0 board that went on every trip with Derrick.
Fast forward, to their trip to Jeffrey’s Bay, which is featured in The Zone. Jack recounts the trip, "Derrick brought 4 boards, and the trusty old 7’0 single fin was one of them. After a week of fun mid size surf, mostly riding a fish, a swell hit. This was the “Blue Moon” swell of the winter; the town was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Derrick and I both knew that to go out on a fish would be a problem; it was time for the 7’0 to do her duty. That Night we talked about our prior trip into Baja, and how much fun "Tripoding" was, it was on! Every time it got over 6 feet, it was tripod time. Everyone in the Bay was just loving Derrick’s unique approach using the Tripod, by the end of our stay there, they were believers."
Watch Derrick's part in The Zone below.