In 2016 Wade Goodall’s career was on the rocks.
Over the course of the previous four years, he’d suffered a spate of injuries, lost his main sponsor and ended up laid up with a leg full of metal rods, contemplating what to do next.
Revered among his peers for his creative approach and go-for-broke airs and barrel riding, but with no interest in going the QS route, Wade started searching for a backer who would allow him the space to pursue more creative avenues.
Enter Vans, with an offer to join the team and start work – as soon as his body was ready – on a long term film project.
Four years on and the fruits of the partnership have finally come to bear with the release of Pentecoastal. Co-directed by Wade and good buddie Shane Fletcher, infused with Goodall’s own trippy artwork and set to a stellar soundtrack, the film features a cinematic romp through the Aussie outback.
While Wade leads the charge, there are also excellent cameos from Vans teammates, including Dane, Harry Bryant and Dyan Graves.