Digital Premiere 03.16.21
Jusqu'où iriez-vous pour surfer seul? Dans cette quête, les aléas du voyage prennent souvent le dessus sur la destination en elle-même. Dans le nouveau film Roark, réalisé et filmé en Alaska par Chris Burkard et Ben Weiland, les surfeurs Harrison Roach, Parker Coffin et Nate Zoller testent leur détermination sur les pas d'un aventurier légendaire dans une des régions du monde les plus isolées.
Un pèlerinage Surf
Arc of Aleutia directors Ben Weiland and Chris Burkard had visited the islands before, but experience doesn’t guarantee success.
“Those trips left me with so many questions about what else could be out there,” Ben says. “I’d heard about waves from fishermen and boat captains, but it’s difficult and often dangerous to get anywhere.”
The right slab was a fitting epitaph to the trip - elusive, with brief moments of treacherous perfection. “With exposed reef at beginning and end, there were as few options for entry as there were for exit,” Harrison says. “And with a swell that was perhaps a couple of feet too big, the slab epitomized our humbling Aleutian experience.”
Our team left the Aleutians with heads swirling with the romance of the islands’ potential, but for Chris Burkard, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“This trip wasn’t just about scoring surf, it’s about legend and how legend affects you,” he says. “One person’s legend has led us there, to chase waves, but also pay homage to his memory.”