Authors note: We had a chance to catch up with Skip Armstrong and Thatcher Bean, from Forge Motion Pictures, while they were on location shooting “The Warrior” for the next Of Souls + Water segment.
Some of the images in the gallery came from an earlier nighttime shoot that we had the opportunity to do with the Warrior, Chris Peterson, for the cover of the July NRS catalog. During that weekend of shooting, Chris injured his ankle and leg, just weeks before he was set to shoot video with Forge. Not letting a few bad ligaments slow him down, he was shredding in true Warrior fashion. And the kayakers in the photos are Skip and Thatcher. In addition to being superb filmmakers, they’re also good ol’ dirtbag kayakers and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get in some surfing on this great river section.
—Jacob Boling, The Man Behind the Lens