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the perfect secret.

By Andrew Mooney, as told to Andy Morris

Last year, Central Coast kid Andrew Mooney spent some time with a bunch of American film graduates, making a documentary on exploration in isolated areas. The young film crew had their eyes on a particularly remote stretch of jungle coastline, and, in what Mooney was fairly sure was the middle of nowhere, they found the wave of his life. The only other surfer in the group agreed never to spill the beans on their whereabouts and sure enough he stayed true to his word. With no stills photographer on board and with the documentary still unreleased, there was no photo evidence of the wave. But the memory of the place kept pulling at Mooney, and for a year, he watched the charts and tried to convince a crew to return with him. This is Mooney’s story.


The perfect secret