The search for freedom

surfThe search for Freedom is one of the best movies/documentaries I’ve ever seen. It is not just about big & tricky jumps, but it is about the values and life attitude that sport gives you. It is a movie that you will listen as much dedicated as you will watch.

Here are my favorite movie quotes:

Jeremy Jones, pro snowboarder: “Adventure to me is just getting out of your comfort zone and going into the unknown. That’s where I feel every emotion of life and feel the most alive.”

Danny Way, skateboarding icon: “Most sports are a form of art.”

Warren Miller, ski filmmaker: “If you love what you are doing, it will work.”

Glenn Singleman, ER doctor, free fall artist: “When I was taken into the wilderness for the first time, that disrupted my pathway. It disrupted my life. It was a liberating circumstance that just happened to explode my comfortable life into a million pieces.”

Annie Boulanger, pro snowboarder: “Every decision I made was for that goal. I don’t think I had that feeling with anything else. So, there was no B plan. There was no, “If it doesn’t work out, what’s going to happen?” That was just the plan and it was going to work out.”

Kelly Slater, surfer: “It is basically a desire. Having a passion for it and having the desire to keep learning. No matter how much you think you know, there’s a lot more that you don’t know than you do know, and if you keep that idea in your head, if you perceive surfing that way, then you are always going to have fun. You are always going to keep learning things.”

Kelia Moniz, two time longboard world champion: “I think my limits are a little different than other people’s limits. Other people’s limits are maybe surf bigger waves, surf more often, or learn new tricks. I just like to keep surfing the way I like it and that’s just to have fun. For me, I think pushing myself in my sport is maybe more about teaching people, and showing people this amazing thing that we do, and putting a smile or their face.”

Yvon Chouinard, a rock climber, environmentalist and outdoor industry businessman: “Every definition of adventure in “Webster’s” has an element of risk. If you take the risk out, you take a lot of values that you get out of it. When you are doing these risk sports you try to live right on the edge, and try to push that envelope all the time, push the edge away all the time. But you never go over, because if you go over, you are dead.”

Robby Naish, professional windsurfer, kiteboarder and stand up paddle athlete: “Riding the edge of that fear and what is that fine line between reckless abandon and calculated risk, to where you are doing something, you don’t even think twice about it.”

Annie Boulanger, pro snowboarder: “Learning to deal with fear and talking to yourself down from things you are scared of really helps. It really helps you deal with other situations for the rest of your life. Because then nothing becomes that big of a deal since you put yourself in a situation where you were so scared.”

Robbie Maddison, motorbike stunt rider: “The fears I had to face, I’ve really had to kind of face myself and find out who I am, and the only way to do that is to sit in a quiet room and sit it out. It’s a hard thing to do. I still struggle with it. But that’s when I find the biggest joy.”

Warren Miller, ski filmmaker: “And out there, when all that holds you back is the horizon, that’s real freedom.”

There is also a snap of Logan LaPlante’s TEDx speech in the movie. It is better to listen to all 11 minutes speech 🙂 

Be happy and healty. And everything else will follow 😉

Published by Vesna

Hey, I am Vesna. Marketing, events, digital campaigns have been driving my days for the last 15 years. The last 10 year I am a freelancer working on a wide-range of marketing, communication and digital campaigns in field of sports, social responsibility, environmental affairs and nature preservancy. I am a certified mountain bike guide (Cycling Association of Slovenia) and certified facilitator (The Slovenian Association of facilitators). Big part of my life is dedicated to explore nature with my best friend Ben, an irish setter who loves mountain biking more than cheese and the finest chunk of meat!

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