With A Kite takes an inside look at the most influential contest in the sport of kiteboarding via the perspective of pro rider Davey Blair and his fellow brotherhood of some of the world's best riders. Shot on location in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Nitro City Panama, Hood River, Oregon, Tampa, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina, the film opens with narration by Sir Richard Branson as the history of human flight via kite unfolds through stunning watercolor animation.
On an unseasonably warm, muggy October day, Surfrider Chicago fielded a small, but hardy group of volunteers to de-plasticize the city's best surf break: 57th Street Beach. Usually attracted to north side beaches due to centrifugal force, proximity, and perks, we turned our attentions to the south side this time.
Here is a quick recap video that was shot and edited by our creative director, Trevor Gerring with help from Shutter+Awe and Aaron Syler.
Special Thanks to: True North Treks, Kayak Chicago, Shutter+Awe, Aaron Syler, 360 Body Gears, Pacifico Cerveza, Vita Coco, Jonny Imerman and Imerman Angels, Matt Lennert, Duane Hanson, Katie Lewitt, Mary Lou Cerami and all Our amazing volunteers.