Good spots, good shots
The first spot on the schedule was Rio de la Plata, directly in front of the skyline of Buenos Aires. The colour of the water and the wind conditions are very similar to those at the home-spot of Marco Lang on lake Neusiedl – they had an absolute blast there.
Cuesta del Viento, 1800 kilometers away from Buenos Aires, was the second shooting spot. It is known as one of the windiest places in the whole of Argentina. The landscape is similar to that of the moon, which ironically seemed to make it one of best shooting spots of the whole trip.
After another 1400 kilometre ride, Marco had the chance to really feel like at home. The crew arrived in Bariloche, a small village at the foot of the Andes which is surrounded by three lakes, the lakes of which look very similar to the Attersee, the true home spot of Marco. The first day of sailing there was a resounding success. The crew were able to shot from a police boat, the wind was great and the guys rocked it. The second day in Bariloche seemed to be flat calm, so a chance for some different action. After a little stand up paddle session, the guys checked out a famous steakhouse and the nightlife of the village. Details on request only…
The third and longest distance was the 2200 kilometre drive south to Perito Moreno glacier. The first plan was to fly, but after a lot of discussions and considerations the crew decided to take the car further. There was so much kit that maybe a whole plan would have needed to be chartered. Two days of driving later, they reached El Calafate, the village near the lake.
The sheer size of Perito Moreno glacier was overwhelming, it is one of the biggest glaciers in the world, situated in Patagonia, in the south west of Argentina. It is hugely famous because the glacier and lake overlap to form a natural dam which can cause the entire lake to empty every once in a while. Today, the glacier is a big tourist attraction, it is the most visited UNESCO World Heritage site. However, it is far from being anywhere near a well known windsurf spot.