“DRIVE THRU: CARIBBEAN” PREMIERES ON FUEL TV MAY 20
Los Angeles, Ca — FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network, premieres the fourth installment of the popular “Drive Thru” surf adventure series “Drive Thru: Caribbean” Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 pm ET/PT. This season “Drive Thru: Caribbean” follows pro surfers Donavon Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Pat O’Connell, and Australian Yadin Nicol in search of perfect waves across the islands of the Caribbean.
“You start watching ‘Drive Thru’ and you just get sucked in – whether you surf or not,” says Shon Tomlin, FUEL TV’s VP of Programming and Development. “These guys are hilarious on their own, but when you throw them all on a road together for 14 days, it’s non-stop. Fans of the series will be especially stoked to see most of the original crew back together again.”
The “Drive Thru” series is produced by 14 Day Productions for FUEL TV and is based around a two-week trip to a specific surf region with a small group of pro surfers. Past “Drive Thru” seasons have traveled to South Africa, Europe, Central America, and South America.
“The relationship with FUEL TV is a vital component of the success of the ‘Drive Thru’ series,” says producer Greg Browning. “It provides the platform on which we can really show the viewers what it’s like to go on a trip with some of the world’s best surfers.”
Some of the highlights of this season include a visit to Jamaica, riding dolphins, petting sharks, Robb’s surfboard packing, Weatherley’s injuries, Frankenreiter’s mustache, and great waves the whole crew finds along the way.
“In this ‘Drive Thru,’ like most of the others, we chose spots that everyone really wanted to visit,” says Browning. “The difference with this one was nobody had ever been to Jamaica before, and no one ever expected to experience what we did.”
Beginning May 20, look for the new season of the six-week series on FUEL TV, with original episodes premiering on Sunday nights at 8:30 pm ET/PT during the “Stacked Sundays” programming block. “Drive Thru: Caribbean” will also re-air several times throughout the week. Promotional photos are available upon request.
FUEL TV is a 24/7 action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle-motocross, and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 24-million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit fuel.tv