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Torren Martyn & Simon Jones Film Tour


When Torren Martyn and Aiyana Powell put out the message that they might need an experienced hand to guide the 35ft sailing boat Calypte up the Malacca Strait and around to Sumatra, sailor and filmmaker Kelly Foote offered to help. While showing Torren and Aiyana the ropes, Kelly started filming and a story emerged.

Surfboard shaper Simon Jones and Torren had been developing a performance-focused twin fin that would work at challenging shallow reef passes and atolls. As the voyage progressed, Torren and Simon devised a radically different-looking take on a tried and true shape.

'The Ugly Duckling' by Torren Martyn & Kelly Foote is a film that gives insight into how genuine surfboard design occurs when there’s a deep connection between surfer and shaper.

needessentials will be presenting The Ugly Duckling at the following venues - Torren Martyn and Simon Jones will be at each of the shows for a Q & A to discuss their surfer/shaper relationship, surfboard design and the Calypte voyage 


Proceeds from these events will be donated to SurfAid to help with their work to improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of remote communities in Indonesia