Mountain & Sea
This fall, Quiksilver is proud to present SHAKA, Mathieu Crepel’s latest brainchild produced in collaboration with Almo Films. Showcasing breathtaking visions of mountains and waves, SHAKA follows the former snowboarding World Champion on his quest to surf some of the world’s most challenging breaks. Filmed at iconic locations in Hawaii, Italy, Oregon, Indonesia, and around Mathieu’s home in the Southwest of France.
SHAKA also features legends in the surf and snowboarding world such as Koa & Eddie Rothman, Guillaume Nery, Kepa Acero, Gerry Lopez,Victor Daviet and Nathan Fletcher.
Growing up riding both waves and powder, Mathieu Crepel has become one of the few athletes to excel in two disciplines that have a lot in common but are still so different. 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 a personal journey and deep connection to nature. Embodying the pursuit of the mountain and the wave that Quiksilver stands for (literally in its logo) in an unprecedented way, it is all about exploring, getting out of your comfort zone and having some great fun along the way.
Born in Tarbes, 33 years ago, Mathieu Crépel has spent his time growing up between the sea and the mountains. Talent spotted at the tender age of 10 years old by Quiksilver, over the course of just a few years, he would 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 hang up his competition bibs and take some time off. Looking for new challenges, he decided to launch himself into an adventure that would allow him to unite his two passions: snowboarding and surfing. Since then, he has been around the world, hunting down the most beautiful mountains, and the world best breaks for an unprecedented challenge.
“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.”
The première screening will take place the 31 octobre at the Grand Rex in Paris, before embarking on a european tour that will stop in:
- Munich – Germany – 18 October
- Innsbruck – Austria- 19 October
- Praha – Chec Republic – 20 October
- Zurich – Switzerland - 23 October
- Stuttgart – Germany- 24 October
- London – UK - 27 October
- Moscow – Russia -22 November
Titel : SHAKA
Release date : 31 octobre 2018
Duration : 80 minutes
Nationality : France
Filming location : France / Indonésie / Oregon / Hawaii
Language : French and English - in VO subtitled
Producer / Director : Morgan Le Faucheur
Starring : Mathieu Crépel
Production company : Almo Films