Our second annual Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 9th – 6:30pm at Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay, with the film Standing On Water.
Casper Steinfath grew up traveling the world with his mom, dad, and younger brother. He was always on a beach somewhere, playing by the waterside and tandem-surfing with his dad. However, as a child Casper developed a phobia of water, especially of his head being submerged. When the family settled down they chose a small fishing village in the north of Denmark called Klitmøller, not suspecting that this isolated community so close to the sea ironically held an even greater fear – parents refused to let their children play in the untamed power of the Nordic sea, in case the waters would claim them.
Now at 21 years of age, Casper Steinfath has become the only Danish professional stand up paddle surfer despite his fear of water, a 2-time ISA SUP world champion, traveling nine months of the year and surfing for a living. Follow Casper’s journey from taking the first steps in his childhood, through youth and adulthood on to a professional career in surfing. Strong family bonds, brotherhood, and the birth of a Danish surf community in what today is known as Cold Hawaii set the stage in this portrait of a life lived by and for the ever-changing ocean. Standing On Water – the tides that shape a life.