13 . 03 . 16
Living out of the back of a van seems to have become incredibly en-vogue in recent years. A sure sign of that is when a parody film, such as the one produced by the wonderful guys at Crayfish Films, appears on the scene offering a tongue-in-cheek take on a social media phenomenon.
James headed off to Ireland for a couple of weeks on Friday afternoon. On Thursday morning, he realized that the simple sleeping/storage platform in the back of the Otter Surfboards van wasn’t big enough for both him and our friend Tony (who’s taking a break from building his own surfboard with us to join James for a fortnight’s surf trip) to sleep on. And so the back of the van underwent a rather last-minute 8-hour refit on Thursday.
So, here’s our guide to getting your van ready for a surf trip at very short notice:
First things first, jump online and order some made-to-measure foam (we’d recommend getting premium high-density seating foam, cut into three slabs and wrapped in stockinette) and, if you’re in as much of a hurry as James, select next-day delivery and cross your fingers that it arrives in time.