Billy, the guide for the next few days, brought the crew to the ECO Camp, a camp on a private property next to the glacier lake. It was completely isolated and we were the only visitors during that time, the crew really had to take care to leave the place just as they found it and we were even recycling water from time to time. It was such an adventure and incredibly amazing to live so close to to our natural surroundings.
On the first day, organisational matters had to be taken care of: Rodrigo and Billy organized a boat, Marco and Gonzo prepared the windsurf equipment and the rest of the crew took care of the camp. After a scary and restless night, the whole team was excited to start the glacier project. Marco and Gonzo sailed upwind 16 kilometers to the ‘ice wall’ and the film team followed the sailors by boat. The backdrop was breathtaking, the wind strong and Marco and Gonzo were highly motivated. They surfed as if there were no tomorrow. Full power the whole time, but it came to an abrupt end: The filmcrew, who were shooting from the boat, unfortunately ran out of gasoline and no sooner had they arrived they were leaving again. It was an interesting dinner that evening, all everyone could do was pray for tomorrow to be good.
The prayers were answered: The wind on the second day was good again, they took more gasoline with them and the guys were more than ready to rock the glacier lake one last time.
The surf action was breathtaking, so are the shots. Everyone was happy and satisfied. Marco and Gonzo managed to surf right between icebergs and ice floats, they were surfing at high speed and smiling the whole time, despite the 4 degrees water temperature. The perfect ‘Grande finale’ of a wonderful adventure.