Dream Team Behind The Lens: Nick Thake shares his Experiences of the 2020 Photoshoot

Dream Team Behind The Lens

Nick Thake our video/photographer of the 2020 Starboard photoshoot shares his experiences and impressions of working with the Dream Team. He also presents some exclusive action footage of our Team shining for the Cameras during the shoot. Beneath you can read a quick Interview with Nick.

Was this your first Starboard Shoot?

This was my first Starboard shoot and I had an absolute blast. It was quite an intensive 10 days of filming, moving locations every couple of days chasing the wind and swell to shoot the boards in their correct environment and working late downloading and checking the footage. It was a fantastic experience which was definitely the highlight contract of 2019.

How was it working with the Pros of the industry?

Working with the Starboard pro’s was a breeze. The level of effort, commitment and professionalism these guys brought to the shoot was a pleasure to see let alone film. I had a lot of fun getting to know each rider and their story to becoming a Pro so I thank the whole team for welcoming me and my warped sense of humour!

What do you Love about Starboard?

What I love about Starboard is that it’s not just about windsurfing and board sports. There is a real commitment to the community and environment. I enjoyed learning about the different ways Starboard are leading with offsetting their carbon footprint by replanting mangrove forests in Thailand and engaging beach clean up programs. This initiative is fantastic to see in a commercial brand which will hopefully encourage other companies to follow.

What’s Your favourite Starboard?

I loved filming the Ignite in water. The way that Sarah-Quita and Lennard threw that board around with ease astounds me. It really looks like a fun board to have a go at!