Manera Surf Film: “The Sea, The Wind and The Kite”

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It’s all here. MANERA’s newest surf film “La Mer, Le Vent et Le Cerf-Volant” holds at it’s center the joys of kiting, surf and foil. Watch the video below to be transported. It might be the middle of a work day, but you can always take your mind away. Get there.

The Sea, the Wind and the Kite: Stay Salty with Manera’s Surf Film

Usually, a MANERA surf, kite & foil trip is always associated to an atypical destination in a relatively cold place. Last year, the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia was incredible!

MANERA planned this year’s trip  to be similar. But, in 2020, the word ‘normal’ takes on a whole new meaning. A global pandemic and two months of quarantine later, the crew at MANERA are forced to change all of their plans at the last minute. Making the best out of a difficult situation and with permitted authorization slips in their neoprene pockets, they decide to follow the wind and film the best local riders around France. A great recap of the adventure is richly portrayed in the film above.

“We started off by meeting Matt, the photographer, on a Saturday in front of the F-ONE/MANERA offices. We stood in front of Francis’ 1994 RV, which was going to be our house on wheels for the next two weeks…”  And, that’s how this salt water adventure begins.

Director: Olivier Sautet
Cameraman: Robin Christol – Olivier Sautet
Photographer: Matt Georges

Paul Serin
Maxime Chabloz
Jules Chollet
Lazare Gournay
Etienne Lhote
Oscar Perrineau
Bruno Semat

Check out Standup Journal’s exclusive interview with
F-ONE team rider and wing athlete, 15-year-old
Christopher G. MacDonald

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We hope this adventure continues.



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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.