Surfers reflect on life and their calling in “The Search For Freedom”
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 November, 2015 - XTreme Video launches a behind-the-scenes look at a new film that explores the basic human instinct to search for freedom in a variety of ways via action sports. The film chronicles the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment.
Surfers Kelia Moniz, Kai Lenny and super-grom Meg Roh take us inside their lives and tell us what it is that drives them to surf. We find out there is more to surfing than just the sheer fun aspect. Surfing makes many people feel complete and provides a connection to something larger than oneself. There are also those moments of pure, clear focus where nothing else in the world exists. Freedom.
Some episode highlights include the following:
Kelia Moniz reflects on how the ocean affects her life in profound ways and how growing up with her surfer brothers helped her to become a world champion.
We also meet surfer Meg Roh who finds a way to balance work and play. In this episode Sam Hann says as long as his step-daughter Meg Roh gets good grades, she can surf everyday. Luckily, he likes surfing as much as she does. In this clip, she hits day #1048 in a row, with no end in sight.
Maui Waterman Kai Lenny is a product of his environment. In this behind-the-scenes episode for the feature length documentary Kai Lenny says he always knows what he wanted be when he grew up. As young as 5 or 6 years old, he envisioned himself riding the biggest waves and living his dream of being a professional waterman.
“You instantly feel like nothing else in the world exists,” says Lenny. “Nothing else matters. You’re living in the moment.”
There’s also an undeniably heartwarming video of surf and skate groms voiced by legendary surfer Gerry Lopez.
Check it out here on iTunes