When the phone rings and an opportunity to shoot something like Australia’s first wave pool @ 5 Waves – Surf Lakes comes along, the schedule is cleared and the team is prepped in anticipation for something special.

This shoot did not disappoint!

1999 World Surfing Champion Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo has been the face of this new venture for some time now, along 1988 World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch and who would’ve thought that after all those years of competing against each other on the world stage, they’d be in Yeppoon (of all places!) for the testing day of the 5 Waves Surf Lakes prototype device. Occ’s good friends were also along for the ride so hit the video below the frame grabs to check out a little of what transpired in late October in Central Queensland, Australia.