Rusty Presents - Otepoti 

Having spent the first half of this year injured with a busted ankle, our man Letty found himself sitting on some budget and some time in between WQS events. Letty got the opportunity to test out his ankle over in indo for a little team edit that we recently put together. He was hyped after that and wanted to get right back out there before he jets off for the last half of the year on that Qewy grind. 

Take a step inside the mind, prepare your eyes for some epic backdrops and some smooth as butter surfing. 

Words by Letty Mortensen; 

“I forget how lucky I am sometimes. I seem to always forget that I have budget for clips, I get home after chasing the WQS and realise ‘oh shit, I gotta chase some waves! I think that’s pretty cool.” 

I call a friend in NZ, Jonas, who is on the Rusty program too, and he tells me there’s a little North-East swell hitting the mid-South Coast of Dunedin, which is rare for that time of year... Straight away, I call my good friend and filmer, Zac Heath, we book flights and leave the next day.  

Surfing somewhere cold has been forever on my bucket list... putting on that 5mm wetsuit with a hood, gloves and boots was seriously the coolest thing ever. You kinda have to dig deep to get psyched to go surf because it’s that cold, or way colder than I’m used to surfing in Sydney. Lots of coffee, music and air punches to warm the body up. 

We didn’t really get stand up toobs, but fuck I had fun! 


Filmed by @zacheath 

Music by @kinggizzard 

Starring @letty_mortensen