The faux is strong with this one: star waves trooper takes ocean by storm on epic surf trip
A Star Wars super-fan waved goodbye to his job in advertising to travel the world as a surfing STORMTROOPER.
In 2011 when space buff Andre Price packed a surfboard and a Stormtrooper helmet he just hoped for some out-of-this-world holiday snaps.
But when his blog which documented his 12 month trip gathered 30,000 followers, he decided to plan a surfing storm trooper book for charity.
The photographer and his girlfriend Rebecca Noeh have since travelled to 10 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.”
Andre revealed he has always wanted to ‘live the dream’ and do the endless summer following waves around the globe.
And just after he packed he 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.
But the helmet wasn’t made for water – leaving Andre, who has been surfing 18 years, quite uncomfortable.
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 for the seventh movie 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.”