October 1998 the Indies Trader heads to the Pacific Ocean in search of new frontiers. The Quiksilver Crossing project is approved.

13th February 1999 the vessel arrives in Cairns, back in Australia for the first time in 27 years, preparing for the first leg of the greatest surf adventure of all time.

After 12 months the Indies Trader had found 45 breaks travelled over 16,000nm and visited 11 pacific island nations. Our original 12 month mission had been extended to 2 year mission.