By Amy Andacich
THREE surfers who filmed themselves in the waters off Rottnest Island have landed dream jobs in Europe after attracting a big following on social media.
Zac White, Elliot Lyons and Jaxon Foal were working casual jobs at Rottnest while pursuing their real passion – filming and creating videos of themselves surfing, diving and cliff jumping.
Perth students Zac White, Elliot Lyons and Jaxon Foal, are best mates with a common hobby which landed them a dream job overseas. Now with a social media following of 72,4000 people they call themselves “The Neverlandboys.Co”.
“We felt like Rottnest was our Neverland, where we don’t have to grow up, so we called ourselves the Neverlandboys,” Zac says.
Before embarking on the filming adventure, the trio, all 22, studied different degrees; Zac was pursuing a career in marketing and advertising, Elliott was focused on commerce and Jaxon was studying town planning.
“We liked uni but when an opportunity like this came up, we just couldn’t let it go,” Zac says.
“We got super lucky, we decided to put a (Facebook) page together and throw our video and photo content in there. People seemed to like what we were posting on different media platforms, then brands and famous social influencers such as Sony and DJI soon became interested in us and what we do,” Elliott adds.
Last year the boys were hired by Busabout Tours, a UK-based travel company that travelers take young people on tours around Europe.
The boys were discovered by Busabout through social media since their video content they produced related to what Busabout wanted, the company then sent them to Europe to produce videos for their website. The trio were then asked to start creating commercial videos for the Croatia Sail, a Croatian yacht that cruises around to different Islands along Europe’s coastline; swimming off the boat during the day and partying through the night.
“This year they really wanted to work with us, inviting our fans and offering them the chance to come and experience sailing around Croatia with us,” Jaxon says.
Now back in Perth and continuing to film at different locations, most recently in Mandurah, the boys are excited about what opportunities may come their way next.
“What we are doing is a dream come true and we couldn’t be thankful enough for the position we are in every day” said Zac.
One of the videos the Neverland boys put together of their travels.