Filmmaker Nathan Balli captures raw, icy footage of surfer-photographer Scott Dickerson, Surfing Magazine Editor at Large Scott Paul, and Homer, Alaska Native Jake (AKA Mr. Alaska) as they carve their names in the waves at Aialik Bay, Alaska. The location is so remote that no planes or boats were seen during their time filming the documentary on the Kenai Peninsula.
With water temperatures hovering around 38 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s impossible not to have your mind blown by the intense commitment these men have for the sport of surfing, and the pristine beauty they discover along the way. Average air temperatures weren’t much higher, as they kept steady at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, with wave heights toppling in around 16-18 feet when the sets rolled in.
This is the first feature film for Nathan Balli commissioned by Mountain Dew, after he won the Open-Call Contest for his film, ‘Authenticity is Everything’. This is not the first, nor the last time we’ll see documentary magic from Balli and the lost waves of Alaska.