Industry News 4/1/2016

New Webisode: Life Beyond Walls

Smith is excited to launch its 2016 Life Beyond Walls webisode series with Life Beyond Walls: Galapagos featuring surfers Dillon Perillo, Brett Barley, and Mike Gleason.


 
About Life Beyond Walls: At Smith, we are all about the journey. For 50 years, we’ve created innovative products and embarked on epic adventures, whether large or small, that amplified the thrill of human experience. This season, we’re sharing these timeless stories from an insider’s point of view to capture the action and personal interactions in the pursuit of fun beyond walls.  The multi-sport webisode series, Life Beyond Walls, will showcase the outdoor escapades of Smith skiers, fisherman, snowboarders, surfers, climbers, mountain bikers, road bikers, kayakers and general enthusiasts.
 
Life Beyond Walls:  Galapagos
We are for the explorers, for those that embrace the journey. Surfers Dillon Perillo, Brett Barley, and Mike Gleason followed the footsteps of Charles Darwin, enduring 16 hours of travel to reach the little known surf destination of San Cristóbal in the Galapagos. The island, with a population under 6000, is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the archipelago and where Darwin first went ashore in 1835.
 
They say that misfortune is the test of true friendship. Through lost surfboards, missed waves, encounters with black lizards, tortoises, and sharks, the crew set out using one of only ten boats allowed into the waters along the northern coast to get an El Niño swell that was due to hit the island.
 
This is the story of their pursuit of a new kind of adventure and finding the unique. Bonds were built experiencing the new, charting the uncharted, discovering, exploring and pursuing the thrill.