WIZARD'S EYE
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LEG 1

THE PACIFIC CROSSING

LEG 1: MONTANA TO MEXICO AND THE PACIFIC CROSSING

FROM MISSOULA TO MEXICO

The Wizard's Eye Expedition is about to begin. From Missoula Montana, home port of the Wizard's Eye to La Paz Mexico where the work effort is kicking off, Episode 1 highlights the road trip to Mexico. Base jumping, surfing, and finding the boat which will is hoped will take the Tyler Bradt and his crew around the globe over the course of the next 5 years.

PREP TIME IN THE DUSTY SHIPYARD

Episode 2 takes you on a journey through a dusty mexican shipyard to where the Wizard's Eye is awaiting her journey to cross the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand. You'll meet Ryan Lambert, the ship's skipper, and enjoy kiteboarding in the Sea of Cortez. This month is crunch time for the expedition and in the next two weeks the boat will need to be ready to go if we hope to make the crossing before the next storm season sets in.

THE TALE OF JORDAN KILGORE AND ASSEMBLING THE CREW

Wizard's Eye Expedition, Episode Three, tells the rag-tag story of BASE jumper and most recent Wizard's Eye crew member Jordan Kilgore. The crew is now assembled and the boat is nearing completion for the Pacific crossing.

THE WIZARD'S EYE GETS INTO THE WATER!

The Wizard's Eye finally makes it to the water! Momentum is building into the Pacific crossing as the team takes a shake down sail to test the boat's systems and capabilities. This is a landmark moment for the Wizard's Eye Expedition.

PURCHASE SUPPLIES AND SET SAIL

The Wizard's Eye Expedition purchases supplies and prepares to set sail to cross the Pacific Ocean! 

DODGING JET SKIS IN CABO

Wizard's Eye Expedition finally sets sail for the Pacific crossing!! A minor set back takes us to Cabo for a couple of weeks. We make the most of it, like we do. Fun to be had everywhere.

TYLER GETS STUNG BY A JELLYFISH

Wizard's Eye Expedition has successfully crossed the Pacific to the Marquesa Islands! The trials of the pacific crossing were hard faught but the crew and the Wizard's Eye pulled it off beautifully. This episode highlights the high adventure on the high seas as well as the joyas landfall in Marquesa Islands.

 

LOCAL WORLDWIDE IN THE MARQUESA ISLANDS

Wizard's Eye Expedition: In this Episode the boys get Local Worldwide with the people of the Marquesa Islands.  They had some great fruit and great fun before pulling anchor and setting sail for Tuamotu Islands.   Arriving in the Tuamotu Islands was a "game changer."  The Wizard's Eye crew discovered some amazing waves, beautiful water and an epic location to anchor the Wizard's Eye.

 

BARRY BARR DROPS IN

From the Tuamotu Islands to the Society Islands, the Wizard's Eye Expedition continues to traverse French Polynesia in search of waves, wind, and untapped adventure.

BASE JUMPS, WHALES, AND CLEAR WAVES

Episode 10 chronicles the Wizard's Eye Expedition's journey through the Society Islands. Surfing crystal clear waves, swimming with whales, accomplishing the first ever sailboat BASE jump, and finding a perfect BASE cliff in tropical paradise are just a few of the adventures waiting in this episode.

CYCLONE SEASON...END OF LEG 1

The end of the Pacific crossing comes in sight as the expedition continues from the Society Islands traversing another 2,000 miles into the South Pacific. With cyclone season quickly approaching it is found necessary to find a safe place to store the Wizard's Eye for the season. This is the story of the end of Leg One.