Behind the scenes with Reece Myerscough & Nate Laverty
When he's not competing for the Kitesurf World Cup, Reece Myerscough becomes a creator of things. Whether it’s designing boards for Ocean Rodeo, building backyard CNC machines, or just carving innovative new lines on the water behind a kite… he’s out there, creating.
Wet Crow sees him drawing inspiration from the conditions he finds in his native Vancouver Island, where legendary Canadian filmmaker Nate Laverty trailed him over the course of 18 months, capturing Reece in some of the most awe-inspiring spots you'll find anywhere on the planet.
Enjoy the film, then read our exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews with Reece and Nate below!
INTERVIEW: REECE MYERSCOUGH
Reece, firstly, what does Wet Crow mean?
One of Nate’s friends came up with it after watching the video. I guess he saw a wet person in a black wetsuit flying through the air and thought it resembled a wet bird. A Wet Crow.
How long did it take to film? It looks like there are several sessions and seasons in there.
It took about two years to film Wet Crow. After the first couple sessions I ended up breaking my leg, which put everything on hold for about four months. After that I was out of town in the fall for competitions. Then Nate was out of town most of the winter. So it took a while before we were both in the same place again to finish filming. Because we filmed over such a long period, we ended up getting a really cool variety of sessions that really shows the diversity of conditions on Vancouver Island.
Whereabouts on the island was it filmed?
Wet Crow was all filmed on the northern part of Vancouver Island, in and around the Tofino area.