“If you want to see the most amazing things in the world, you won’t find them online. They’ll be out on the boundaries, away from roads, electricity, flush toilets and phone signal. You have to really want it and accept that the reality of it all might be different than what you’d imagined. Because, in a lot of ways, it’ll be even better.” — Chris Peel
Kade Matson snuck into the GromSearch — at 14 years old, he was technically too young for the 16-and-under main event. But, the good folks at Rip Curl allowed him to enter as a wildcard. They gave the kid a chance. And that’s all he needed.