Wave Sport’s Olaf Obsommer Excels at Reel Paddling Film Festival

– Wave Sport congratulates Team Europe ambassador Olaf Obsommer’s filmmaking success at the 5th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival this past weekend in Toronto.

Easley, S.C. – Wave Sport congratulates Team Europe ambassador Olaf Obsommer's filmmaking success at the 5th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival this past weekend in Toronto.

Olaf, of Germany, teamed up with Jared Meehan to produce the film, “Into Perpetual Ice,” documenting the expedition of five kayakers seeking the adventurous whitewater possibilities of Greenland. The story blends the endless search for whitewater and the effects of major climate change on the remote, high latitude island. By applying his skills and passion for boating, along with his impressive experience in filmmaking, Olaf and Jared's film captured the audiences of the film festival and took home the title of the “Best Whitewater Film.”

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest that showcases the world's best paddling films. Last weekend, the largest premiere audience in festival history was treated to the first screening of this year's award winning films, including, “Into Perpetual Ice.” There are 37 shortlisted films with nine categories.

The premier screening in Toronto kicked off a World Tour of the Reel Paddling Film Festival. The international tour will travel to 75 cities, with showings hosted by paddling shops, clubs and events. To check out more information about the schedule, the films and hosting information please visit: www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com.

As the winner of the Best Whitewater Film, “Into Perpetual Ice” will be screened at every location during the world tour and reach over 20,000 viewers. To check out other film projects from the talented crew at Wave Sport, check out the Team Page, through the Wave Sport Community.

About Wave Sport:

Wave Sport was founded in 1997 with a dedication to all things whitewater, and that philosophy holds true today. For Wave Sport, paddling is a journey - over the course of a day, a year or a lifetime. Some journeys are destined for the chilled out fun of surfing a local, glassy wave, while the journey for others may culminate in a first descent of some remote and enormous drop. For those who believe that paddling isn't just an activity, it's a way of life, Wave Sport welcomes you to the ride. Join the Wave Sport Community at www.wavesport.com.

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