OK, stop what you are doing right now and watch this, it’s simply unreal! Join the Manera crew as they put together their first kitesurfing feature film in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Iceland. Etienne Lhote, Mallory de la Villemarque, Camille Delannoy, David Tonijuan and Pauline Valesa put on the rubber and go exploring amongst the icebergs and stunning landscapes found on this magical island. The riding is incredible, the cinematography is on another level and this is one of the best kitesurfing movies of the year!

Paradise is often pictured as a deserted tropical island, a private and mysterious place that exudes comfort and warmth. Every kitesurfer dreams of coconut trees, blue lagoons, sunshine and a warm breeze. Except, we’ve landed on a completely different island: Iceland.

We thought there would be just as much to discover on this remote island as there is on the deserted and exotic beaches you see on postcards. We were looking for thrills and wanted to reconnect with the feelings of our beginnings, feel that pure pleasure again that only kitesurfing can bring. Travelling far to the North, getting out of our comfort zone, and exploring new lands with a truck full of equipment seemed like the perfect ingredients for an adventure.

We found a very different paradise.

ATHLETES: Pauline VALESA / David TONIJUAN / Mallory DE LA VILLEMARQUE / Camille DELANNOY / Etienne LHOTE.

CINEMATOGRAPHY/EDIT: Olivier SAUTET from PETOLE PROD.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Robin CHRISTOL

MUSICS:
REID WILLIS – FORZA HORIZON 2
THE BLACK KEYS – LITTLE BLACK SUBMARINES
BLACK ANGELS – MISSION DISTRICT
RADIOHEAD – YOU AND WHOSE ARMY
M.I.L.K – IF WE WANT TO

SOUND EFFECTS:
FREESOUND.ORG

Mon 5th Sep, 2016 @ 4:38 pm

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