Between surf events, John and a group of friends have spent the last few years testing the limits of smaller sailing craft around their home in the Hawaiian Islands.  Looking to push their comfort zone further, John and crew begin to prepare VELA for an open ocean voyage larger than any they've made before.

Cover Shot: Ryan Miller / Red Bull

"Line Islands, here we go."  It's a week at sea, with no land in sight.  John and crew develop their lifestyle aboard VELA as they cover 1200 miles from Oahu to their first destination, Palmyra Atoll.  They catch their dinners, race paddle boards around the boat, and face the realities of the doldrums and sea sickness.

"This is truely eye opening. Instead of constantly hearing the "complaints" of us human destroying planet earth, now seeing how the planet would look like and how the ecosystem would work when we wouldn't interfere the circle of life. Absolutely amazing, 13 minutes is way to short but it opened my eyes that we are on one hell of a mission."

Episode 4 | Washington Island and Fanning Island

"This is some National Geographic level series. Seriously, the composition on every shot is beautiful, the voice over, the narrative, the colors, the sound design and music selection, everything adds up to a masterpiece. Such and inspiration! Keep these type of series coming please!"