Our goal with this series was to get to the root of what draws people to water -- to paddling, surfing and rafting -- and to tell the stories of real people for whom these sports hold a special importance. We also wanted to use state-of-the-art technology, along with advanced filming and editing techniques, to bring these stories to life in a unique way. Director Skip Armstrong has done a masterful job.

What are you willing to fight for? Growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, surfing was Christopher Peterson’s life. He fought for his place in the sport, for family, and for friends. When his grandmother called and asked for help, he left the islands – only to find tragedy.

He has not surfed in the ocean for over 6 years. Now he discovers solace and release surfing the rivers of the American West.

I spoke to Mark over at NRS Films a couple of months ago about the projects, just saw this piece on Chris - I loved it.

OF SOULS + WATER: THE WARRIOR from NRS Films on Vimeo.