For three years in a row, Team Australia won gold at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboarding Championships. Meanwhile, USA had never won standup paddling’s ultimate battle of nations. That was until last year, when an underdog US team, fueled by spirited efforts from the likes of Izzi Gomez, Candice Appleby and Danny Ching, finally broke through and claimed gold. Filmmaker Brent Deal was there to capture the highs, lows and triumph of America’s run at the top of the podium. And SUP magazine teamed up with him to bring you Chasing Gold, a documentary highlighting the US SUP Team’s improbable run.
Standing on Water
Standing on Water is a story of overcoming your fears and following your passion. It’s the journey of how Casper Steinfath despite his fear of water became one of the best standup paddle surfers in the world as well as the only professional in the sport to come from Denmark. It’s a story of how far passion can take you in life, even if you grow up in a small and isolated fishing village in the middle of nowhere. Strong family bonds, brotherhood, and the birth of a Danish surf community in what today is known as Cold Hawaii set the stage in this meditative portrait of a life lived by and for the ever-changing ocean.