Pieter Retief recently started his own company “Where to from here”, the goal is to create content on his own accord and for brands. This is his first production through @_wheretofromhere – Supported by adidas. Whether it’s content for brands or his own productions, he’s still very motivated to keep pushing skateboarding, ways of travel and the documentation thereof; here and around the world.
Check out the video filmed and edited by Adriaan Louw:
Here’s what Pieter had to say about the trip to Bangkok:
The slight breeze coming through the train window as we headed out of town and the air-conditioned trams in the inner city felt like small treats before the sun beat down on us again. The heat was unbearable and trying to escape it was virtually impossible. It was all worth it though, as the crew of six embarked on their first skateboarding team trip abroad. Amazing Asian cuisine, affordable living
and great spots were only some of the draw cards to document skateboarding in Bangkok. The excitement was real and knowing that the next seventeen days would be spent exploring the unknown made you appreciate every moment.
You learn a lot on trips like these, not just about cultures and the people around you, but how to inspire others and be inspired to keep traveling the world. You can celebrate after landing tricks, but it’s about way more than that, sharing experiences with friends is the ultimate gift. Traveling with such a diverse group of characters really keeps you on your toes. These guys are living for the moment and you never know what will happen next. Amongst the crew you have Yann Horowitz, Josh Chisholm and Dlamini Dlamini.
Finding the balance between skateboarding and the bright lights proved difficult at times, but knowing these guys they will always deliver the goods! We could not have asked for a better outcome, or for such support and generosity from the locals.
Thank you Bangkok!
Here are a bunch of photos of Joshua Chisholm, Dlamini Dlamini, Yann Horowitz and Pieter in Bangkok, shot by Pieter and his brother Albert Retief:
Dlamini fakie flip – Photo by Pieter
Dlamini nollie backside flip – Photo by Pieter
Josh backlip – Photo by Pieter
Yann backtail – Photo by Pieter
Yann boardslide transfer – Photo by Pieter
Yann blunt fakie – Photo by Pieter
Josh front lip – Photo by Albert
Pieter nosebonk – Photo by Albert
Pieter noseslide – Photo by Albert
Yann front board transfer to fakie – Photo by Albert