BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS, RAISED BY THE WAVES-QUIKSILVER PRESENT SHAKA
Quiksilver proudly presents Shaka, Mathieu Crepel’s latest brainchild production in collaboration with Almo Films. Showcasing breathtaking visions of mountains and waves, “Shaka” follows the 4x World Champion snowboarder on his quest to surf some of the world’s most challenging breaks. The film takes you on a journey to the surfing world’s most iconic locations; Hawaii, Italy, Oregon, Indonesia, and around Mathieu’s home in the Southwest of France. “Shaka” follows surf and snowboard legends Koa & Eddie Rothman, Guillaume Nery, Kepa Acero, Gerry Lopez, Victor Daviet and Nathan Fletcher as they search for the ultimate high.
Growing up riding both waves and powder, Mathieu Crepel has become one of the few athletes to excel in two of the most extreme disciplines in action sports. Retired from the contest circuit but still restless for adventure, the former Olympic contender decided to face one of the biggest challenges of his life: Surfing the notorious wave of Jaws, Hawaii.
Filmed over a period of two years, “Shaka” tells the story of Mathieu’s personal journey and deep connection with nature; Embodying the pursuit of the mountain and the wave that Quiksilver stands for in an unprecedented way.
Release date : 31 October 2018
Duration : 80 minutes
Filming location’s: France / Indonesia / Oregon / Hawaii
Language: French and English – in VO subtitled
Producer/ Director: Morgan Le Faucheur
Starring: Mathieu Crépel
Production company: Almo Films
Mathieu Crépel (33) joined the Quiksilver team at just 10 years of age and quickly become the most decorated French snowboarder in history.
After four World Titles (2005, 2006 and 2007 x2), a silver X-Games medal, and two Olympics participations (2006 and 2010), Mathieu Crepel felt it was time to ditch his competition bib and seek out a new challenge which lead him to the most beautiful mountains and best surf breaks.
“I want to share, to learn from my experience and to enrich those of other people. Surfing and snowboarding are vital for me, they allow me to be close to nature, and have taught me about how fragile it is. This is what motivates me to go on an adventure, far from my comfort zone, and to continuously challenge myself.”
MORGAN LE FAUCHEUR
Morgan Le Faucheur is a former professional snowboarder, respected film producer and founder of the production company, ALMO Film.
THE QUIKSILVER, SPINDYE JACKET’S TECHNICAL FEATURES
When Mathieu Crepel is snowboarding, he wears the Quiksilver, SpinDye® jacket. This has been built especially for free riders. It is designed to perform in the most extreme conditions and benefits from the Quiksilver DryFlight® 20K technology that assures maximum waterproof protection. Ultra-light and breathable, it is seamless and has extra stretch. It is equipped with a helmet adjustable hood, a powder skirt and a jacket-to-pant attachment system. The Quiksilver Snow SpinDye® isolating jacket also has numerous pockets, two hand-warming pockets with a key clip, a pass pocket, a media pocket and a mesh pocket for goggles on the inside of the jacket. As well as stretchy cuffs with internal wrist gaiters.
Quiksilver is a brand that is devoted to sustainability. Using a stretchy, 100% recycled polyester fabric, SpinDye® technology allows products to be produced in a range of colours. Thanks to the SpinDye® colouring process, the impact on the environment is significantly reduced.