“Everything about travel is a series of reveals...and then you start to see.” Pete Cabrinha; big wave surfer, windsurfing legend, and kiteboarding pioneer stated correctly. Isn’t this why we travel—to understand, experience, and picture the world differently? Possibly more intimately; possibly better? One adventure sports film, Chapter One, will offer viewers a new pair of eyes; inspiring one to live passionately, purposefully, and fully alive. It will make you want to pack your bags and escape. It will make you want to travel (maybe more than you already do).
Travel is probably the best educational investment you can make in your life. If you continue the excuses of not having the time, money or friends to wanderlust with, let your couch potato self run-amuck by watching films that transport you far away. 180 Degrees South will take you from California to Patagonia, Motorcycle Diaries will invite you to hit the adventurous and winding roads of Brazil and Peru, and Chapter One will give you a ticket to the most remote, windy, water destinations on the planet.
Although categorized as a kiteboarding film, the movie is more than that, incorporating a deep appeal to a larger audience of adventure lovers. Through the incredible cinematography and raw, unexplored locations, the travel stroke reaches unprecedented highs with storm hunting, wave chasing, and wind loving. When professional kitesurfer Bruna Kayjiya slides across the unreal flat lagoons of Brazil's Lencois Maranhenses, the feelings of pure freedom and connection to nature are palpable. Limit-pushing big air champ, Nick Jacobsen, leaps from the highest point of Richard Branson’s island, kiting to the aqua blue Caribbean waters below. There is little that cannot be achieved if one has the courage to jump.
The most successful travelers, athletes, and individuals allow the wind to take them into the next adventure, are grateful for each moment, and find ways to contribute positively to the universe. After watching the movie, I understood that it’s not really about kiteboarding. It’s about life; highlighting the powerful bonds that travel, sports, and setting goals can create between people and places.
Viewing this refreshing travel story may be the inspiration to fuel your adventures, instill in yourself the courage to face the unknown, or simply be an entertaining evening. Regardless of the result, you will only regret the chances you didn't take. Chapter One will be the kick of inspiration you’ve been looking to find in travel and in life.