Star Wars fan quits office job to travel the world with his girlfriend... as a surfing

  • Andre Price left his job in advertising to surf the world dressed as an elite Galactic Empire soldier
  • He published incredible pictures of his travels on his popular blog, which has over 30,000 followers
  • The photographer and girlfriend Rebecca Noeh have so far chased waves across South America, Asia and Europe
In 2011 when space buff Andre Price packed a surfboard and a Stormtrooper helmet, he just hoped for some non-typical, extraordinary holiday snaps.

But when his blog, which documented his initial 12 month trip, gathered 30,000 followers, he decided to plan a surfing storm trooper book for charity.

Using the force: A space buff, Andre Price waved goodbye to his job in advertising to travel the world as a surfing Stormtrooper
Using the force: A space buff, Andre Price waved goodbye to his job in advertising to travel the world as a surfing Stormtrooper


Despite the helmet not being made for water, the surfer, who has been doing the sport for 18 years, has not let it hold him back 

The photographer and his girlfriend Rebecca Noeh have travelled across the world to ten countries across South America, Asia and Europe chasing waves. 
And they plan to keep travelling to build up an even bigger library of the hilarious shots.

Andre, from Hamburg, Germany, said: 'The first time I heard of Star Wars was in the 70s when I was five.

'I went totally bananas and Star Wars has been part of my life since. We're planning a book and want to donate the money to charity.

'But the Story isn't over yet - the force is strong in that rebellious Stormtrooper.'

Star tours! His blog documented his 12 month trip and soon gathered 30,000 followers, which prompted him to plan a surfing Stormtrooper book for charity
Star tours! His blog documented his 12 month trip and soon gathered 30,000 followers, which prompted him to plan a surfing Stormtrooper book for charity

The plucky surfer has his sights on creating a surfing Stormtrooper book for charity and wants to keep travelling to build up an even bigger library of the hilarious shots
The plucky surfer has his sights on creating a surfing Stormtrooper book for charity and wants to keep travelling to build up an even bigger library of the hilarious shots
The plucky surfer has his sights on creating a surfing Stormtrooper book for charity and wants to keep travelling to build up an even bigger library of the hilarious shots

Picture perfect! Each holiday snap took Andre, 42, two hours to perfect from setting up the camera for Rebecca, who would take the shot, to editing the image later
Picture perfect! Each holiday snap took Andre, 42, two hours to perfect from setting up the camera for Rebecca, who would take the shot, to editing the image later

Andre revealed he has always wanted to 'live the dream' and do the endless summer following waves around the globe.

Shortly after making this his goal, he packed up his things, grabbed the trooper-helmet and spontaneously took it on the road with him.

Each holiday snap took Andre, 42, two hours to perfect from setting up the camera for Rebecca, who would take the shot, to editing the image later.

However the Stormtrooper helmet wasn't made for water - leaving Andre, who has been surfing 18 years, quite uncomfortable.

The first time Andre heard of Star Wars was in the 70s when he was five, and it has been part of his life ever since
The first time Andre heard of Star Wars was in the 70s when he was five, and it has been part of his life ever since
The first time Andre heard of Star Wars was in the 70s when he was five, and it has been part of his life ever since

Andre revealed he has always wanted to 'live the dream' and do the endless summer following waves around the globe
Andre revealed he has always wanted to 'live the dream' and do the endless summer following waves around the globe

He added: 'I thought it would be boring just to have those average snapshots like everyone else.

'It was a rather uncomfortable experience. Surfing in it was painful at times, but show had to go on.'
Currently back in Germany Andre has already made plans to see the seventh movie which is coming out in December.

He said: 'I can't wait to see the movie. I'm going with my friends and then I'll head to Sri Lanka right after that for a four-week trip.

'Then we plan to buy a camper and drive through Europe down to Africa.' 

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