The trailer for Castles In The Sky has been out for a couple weeks now and needless to say, everyone I know can't wait to see Taylor Steele and Dustin Humpherey's new surf/travel movie. The duo really took surf movies to a new level with their incredibly creative shots and a closer look at life in the unique and unlikely places they visited for Sipping Jetstreams (my favorite surf movie of all time). While most surf videos merely show the waves and sometimes beaches of the exotic places surfers visit, Taylor and Dustin turn their focus to the adventure of reaching and exploring those destinations. There are only a few times in life where I feel the most alive and full of wonder: when I'm surfing and when I'm traveling... t0 experience the indescribable rush of adrenaline, curiosity, wonder and anxiety that accompanies visiting a foreign country, meeting new people, learning new ways of living, outlooks on life, the tastes, smells, colors and atmosphere of the unknown, unfamiliar and extraordinary. Those feelings of travel combined with surfing a new wave only compounds the experience exponentially. Right now I'm just dreaming of when I will be "discovering how new veins of travel enhance the experience of riding waves."-T.S.
This definitely explains why I love Sipping Jetstreams and can barely contain my excitement for Castles In The Sky... Inspirational surf and travel all in wrapped up in a visually stunning movie served with a side dish of amazing music. Yes please. Just how excited is everyone for the premiere of Castles In The Sky??? No one puts it better than my good friend Janos Palko (Wetsand editor) - 'As far as i know, there isn't a word whose definition is "I am so eagerly anticipating this, that i would de-pants Ghandi in front of the Pope just to see it."
[From the Sipping Jetstreams Website]
"Several years ago, fed up with traveling to the same old places to document surfing, photographer Dustin Humphrey and filmmaker Taylor Steele had an epiphany. Though they'd spent much of their lives in airplanes, hotels, rental cars, and aboard boats, had they really seen the world? Hawaii, Australia, and Tahiti had already been thoroughly covered, but what about Italy? Egypt? Yemen? Kenya? Sri Lanka? India? Canada? Russia? Cuba? They realized that while surfing has proliferated since the days of Bruce Brown's Endless Summer, traveling surfers had grown comfortable and complacent. It became obvious to the pair that it was time to follow Robert Frost's advice and literally take the road less traveled."