This is Red Monkey Full Moon, the latest episode of The Search with Mick Fanning and Mason Ho. When you click play you will be joining thousands around the world sharing in this global online premiere, live and available for only 48 hours. Mick and Mason will soon disappear from your screens… not to be seen until they’re out there on The Search, once again.

Mick searching for the exit signs. Photo: Corey Wilson

This Search is unlike others – it tells a different story, weaves a different narrative. Yes there are great waves, empty lineups and endless barrels… the kind of barrels that reel through your dreams in the darkness. But on this Search Mick and Mason didn’t venture off into the total unknown, didn’t discover a never before seen wave, or surf the un-surfed – on this Search they went back to a place they both know well. They just went to see a different side.

Let Mick Fanning explain…

“The Search goes way out there. We take it as far as the Earth will let us go. In every ocean and in every sea, we seek the far reaches for waves mysterious and unknown.

“We’ve found them, and we’ve surfed them. Swells that break off glaciers, others that surge up rivers, and then, roping sand bottom rights that hiss like rattlesnakes as they grind and spit for over a mile long.

“These are the life-changing sessions that will stay with you forever and inspire your next exploration. They are what the Search is all about.

“However, sometimes The Search is also something else entirely. Sometimes it can be less like exploration, and more like stepping back in time.”

Mick Fanning