Drive Thru

This nail-biting reality series takes place up and down New Zealand's most famous coasts. It will be a two-week tour of some of the wildest surfing waves in New Zealand. This show focuses not only the surfing that these people do but also just how the sport permeates every part of their lives. Some featured surfers are Donovan Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherly, Pat O'Connell, Mark Occhilupo, Oscar Wright and California's Alex Gray.

Fuel TV
5 Seasons, 41 Episodes
August 8, 2004
Travel, Sports
Drive Thru

Drive Thru Full Episode Guide

  • As the trip nears its end, Occy takes charge for an incredible last day in Australia.

  • The crew score epic surf when they meet up with Australia's Joel Parkinson...just before they decide to jump out of an airplane.

  • The group make their way to the Gold Coast in the hopes of good weather and conditions.

  • The crew get the scare of a lifetime as they encounter a shark in the line up.

  • After hours of searching for surf, the crew finds a beach but can't get into the water thanks to the antics of a local shark.

  • The Drive Thru crew, Donavon Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherley, and Pat O'Connell, embark on an adventure to Western Australia with newcomers Andy Irons, Shane Dorian and Mark "Occy" Ochilupo.

  • News of an arriving swell sees the crew packing up their gear and embarking on the long journey towards the chilly South Island. A snowball fight erupts as the boys travel across the interior of the North Island witnessing many of the film locations used in the Lord of the Rings films. After a ferry ride over to the South Island, everyone is humbled by powerful, tricky, yet perfect conditions just outside an icy river mouth.

  • Frustration finally causes a blowout between Pat and Donavon, with hilarious results. Then, Maz leads the crew to the best surf of the trip at a local sandbar after which everyone takes on a natural waterslide where one of the boys gets injured. Later, Occy gets a new wetsuit to help deal with the frigid conditions both on the land and in the water.

  • After picking up special guests Mark "Occy" Occhilupo and Oscar "Ozzie" Wright, the crew travels to Gisborne to pick up photographer Cory Scott and local pro surfer Maz Quinn. Cory and Maz take the boys surfing at two fun spots along the Northeastern coast of the North Island, and Cory takes everyone fly-fishing and water-rafting Kiwi-style. Then the crew experiences the beauty of Bridal Vail Falls.

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