Surfers in Klitmøller used to be seen as black sheep by the local community. They had a reputation of contributing very little to the local economy while giving locals headaches when rigging their sails in people's gardens, partying in the open air till morning hours or sneaking in to wash rooms of local camp sites to secretly rinse their wet suits. This haschanged.
Friday pro windsurfers and local fishermen from Klitmøller went fishing.
Take two colourful fishing boats, four professional windsurfers and a local fisherman in each boat, add some long antennas, hi-tech equipment, a film crew and the North Sea. What do you get? A world premiere of streaming a fishing competition live.
The winning team was the boat to catch the most fish. It was a task that turned out more difficult than the windsurfers had expected.
In the red wooden boat, Alex Mussolini (Spain) and Adam Lewis (Britain) teamed up with local fisherman Kurt Johansen, a leisure fisherman who moved to Klitmøller 18 years ago. Johansen Influence on their level of fishing success would not be small.
In the light blue boat, the two Germans, Florian Jung and Daniel Bruch, teamed up with local fisherman Peter Sand, a fifth generation-Klitmøller fisherman and father of Robert Sand, project manager for the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. His son, three-year-old Levin Sand is seventh generation.
The two boats spent a sunny afternoon on the North Sea and BSP Media did a shooting about it. This is the result.