What is it?
An action DVD accompanied by a photographic book of windsurfing life.
Just short of an hour.
Who edited it?
Scott McKercher & Margareta Engstrom.
What we liked about it
DVD: Firstly lots to choose from which is always a good thing and quality action to boot! It was nice to see windsurfing from Japan and Indonesia as well as the usual haunts in Maui and Australia . The Cape Verde section is also outstanding but then you can’t really mess up the footage from that recent PWA event – it was awesome from any angle!
BOOK: We loved the book! It is unusual to see a windsurfing book with action and lifestyle shots and clearly having a woman behind the lense made a difference. You really get a feel for the windsurfing lifestyle even if you are a touch jealous as you browse through the book in your office break!
What we didn’t like
DVD: Looks a little home made in places, for example, they mis-spell the names of pro sailors and some of the footage is clearly taken by shaky hand man with his handy cam.
BOOK: We would have liked to see the great photos in a larger book but we guess packaging & postage would have been an issue.
Some of the text is dubious! Perhaps we have to stay at Gnarloo for three weeks before we can understand what they are saying. In particular the opening paragraph in the book:
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“The whole lot of nothing that is really something, allowing the mind to drift and wander on it’s own accord, sometimes to a mindlessness where you can’t remember the last few turns you’ve taken, for being lost in a moment ”
But we had fun interpreting it though!
Chick action .v. Bloke action
Majority of action is from the male variety of windsurfer but the Morenos and Anne Marie Reichmann also feature.
Cape Verde section and Laird Hamilton getting wiped out on a stand-up paddle in the BONUS section.
This includes footage from previous events at Hookipa Beach Park circa 2005 as well as the customary wipe-out section.
What is missing?
Maybe a bit more explanation of where the sailing is and what is actually happening in the competition sections.
Lots of mainstream tracks, must have cost them a fortune! However, worth every penny as they really complement the action.
Cost: 45 euros