Kitesurfing is getting a real life Hollywood movie. Shot around the Triple-S, the film includes an all-star cast of actors and riders. Joel Martin fills us in on the W’s of the movie.
Kitesurfing Magazine: Who is in the film? Pro kiters and actors?
Joel Martin: Send It has a star-studded cast headed with lead roles played by Kevin Quinn (Bunk’d) and Claudia Lee (Famous in Love). Supporting actors include Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State), Yann Bean (Jackie), Dylan Rourke (Grey’s Anatomy), Weronika Rosati (True Detective), Martin Spanjers (8 Simple Rules) and Reid Shapiro (Scorpion). Also featured are cameo performances by 2 Chainz and Susi Mai as well as plenty of familiar faces from the Real Watersports family.
With Send It taking place in the kiteboarding world, the riding had to be top notch. Sam Light headed the kiteboarding and wakeboarding stunts and helped direct a stacked team of pros. Noè Font, Eric Rienstra and Brandon Schied played leading cast stunt doubles alongside Rita Arnaus, Colleen Carroll, Sensi Graves, Karolina Winkowska, Julia Castro, Sam Medysky and Craig Cunningham who played themselves.
What is it about?
Send It is a drama-filled, boy-meets-girl love story set in the kiteboarding world. A young up-and-coming kiteboarder follows his dream of riding at the Wind Voyager Triple-S and discovers a lot about life and himself along the way.
When was it filmed and when is the release?
Filming started in the beginning of June and finished mid-July 2018. The release is planned for spring 2019 with digital release May 11, 2021.
Where did you film?
The Wind Voyager Triple-S at Real Watersports was the main setting for the film. The following three weeks were shot in Hatteras before a week of shooting around the Dallas area and Hydrous Wake Park in Little Elm, Texas. The final week of shooting was spent onboard Cartouche, Wind Voyager’s premier sailing yacht, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Keeping with the who, what, when, where, why, how theme: why is it called Send It, Trip Forman?
Well I guess you could say it is one of Trip’s most used phrases! Like a lot of the kiteboarding and action sports community and the whole Wind Voyager team, we’ve been saying, “send It,” for just about any situation for a while now. Don’t think about it, go for it. Send It.
How did the film come about?
Charlie McKinney, the owner and founder of Wind Voyager, created Send It. By writing the screenplay, producing and helping to direct, Charlie is making another one of his kiteboarding dreams come true. His passion to grow the sport and spread the stoke is infectious and everyone involved is excited to see the response when the thrill of kiteboarding is shown to the masses.
Check out the trailer here: Send It – The Kitesurfing Movie