On December 2004 Lorenzo left Italy and moved to Antigua, in the Caribbean, where he stayed until February 2011.
In those years he formed the WADADLI RIDERS
considered the first and only surf band ever from that region.
The band was a trio line-up that Lorenzo started on drums changing to guitar one year later. Wadadli Riders were a traditional surf band, with a pretty classy style and several
good original tunes next to a long list of classic covers. They produced an album in July 2009, titled Made In Antigua
which has gone around the world and released on CD and vinyl (Surfer Joe Music / Green Cookie Records).
People was definitely starting liking the Wadadli Riders, a traditional surf trio which during the time of its existence has played quite a lot between Europe, Caribbean and California.
Their style was very simple, very melodic too, and Lorenzo is still playing at his shows several songs from the Wadadli Riders' repertoire. Looking back, those years have represented a transitional period
in which Lorenzo has done his final passage from drums to guitar, developing his own style and taste.
Goofy Foot: the un-released album
The plan was to release a new album in 2011 showing off for the second time a cover artwork by Fred Lammers. This recording would have included also Caribbean musical aspects and instruments, but mainly it would have followed the same mood of Made in Antigua, remaining firmly into traditional surf.
Goofy Foot (or its alternative possible title Me Cool) would have included The North Swell, Twangy Drippy Twisty, Devil's Bridge and Fire Escape Rope. In particular The North Swell was pre-released on the compilation Brave New Surf for Double Crown Records, and the following release of Senor Surf included the song in its original recording done in Antigua.
The end of Wadadli Riders
Some facts of life wanted that the band split up in January 2011 not being able to fulfil the projects. Also the first tour in Florida, planned for the next April, was cancelled and Lorenzo came back to Italy starting his solo career.