Behind the lens
The Unselfish Surfers
Not long after JONNO DURRANT and STEFAN HUNT—Australian surfers, filmmakers, and self-described "absolute kooks"—heard about Mission Mexico, an orphanage and surfing school run by fellow Aussies in Tapachula, Mexico, Hunt, 22, decided to volunteer. A week later, he was so moved by the experience that he sent an e-mail to Durrant, 28, with a simple message: "Bring the cameras." They finished Somewhere Near Tapachula this past February. With sponsors like Hurley and Global Surf Industries footing most of the film's bill, 100 percent of the profits are going to Mission Mexico's education fund. In July, Hunt and Durrant handed the nonprofit a check for $100,000. The next project for the childhood friends? Surfing the 28 states of India (inspired by their first film, Surfing 50 States). "Everyone says it is crazy, colorful, diverse, friendly, dangerous, warm, cold, cheap, fun, scary, and mind-blowing," Durrant says. "We hope it is all of that."
On Durrant: Soft Shirt by Dockers ($38; dockers.com); Double L Button-Front Cardigan by L.L.Bean ($40; llbean.com); Dane Reynolds Pants by Quiksilver ($55; quiksilver.com); Recyclus El N911 shoe by El Naturalista ($250; elnaturalista.com)
On Hunt: Rugger shirt ($125) and Rugger corduroy blazer ($498) by Gant (gant.com); Flathead tee by O'Neill ($20; oneill.com); Windowpane Khaki pants by Dockers ($58; dockers.com); Haberdashery Scarf by SmartWool ($50; smartwool.com); shoes his own