“Holy s***, dude”
That was the return transmission over ship-to-ship radio when a stand-up paddler tells the voice from the other craft he is traveling from Africa to the Caribbean on a tricked-out paddle board as a major storm is brewing on the Atlantic Ocean.
The reaction heard in “Last Known Coordinates” would apply to most of the characters profiled in five award-winning paddling films to be presented at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cinema Theater in the Warch Center at Lawrence University by the nonprofit Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers.
Other films to be presented include:
- “Voice Above Water” – The plastics devastation taking place in the world’s oceans through the eyes of a 90-year-old Indonesian fisherman.
- “Jotuun” – Recounting a trip down the Jotuun River in Iceland by three adrenalin junkies who plow through rapids and launch themselves into waterfalls.
- “Quality of Imagination” – A whitewater paddler finds rivers that give him serious air as he flips his kayak over and over.
- “Sheri” — Illness robs a ski clothing designer of her life’s work until her son asks her to design and sew a whitewater raft. The passion reignites and she is now a world leader in raft design.