SKAGERRAK follows the preparation and mental development of the Danish professional stand up paddle athlete Casper Steinfath, in his attempt to be the first person in the world to paddle from Denmark to Norway. In the winter of 2017, Casper makes his first attempt to cross Skagerrak – the ocean between the two countries. But after paddling for 16 hours with only 12 km to shore, his legs collapse from fatigue and an incoming storm in the dark winter night make his dream fall apart. A year later, Casper tries to cross Skagerrak once again during winter. This time, he succeeds.
SKAGERRAK is not a typical sports documentary focusing on medals and accomplishments, but rather it is a portrait of Casper in the year between the two attempts revealing that there’s more to it than getting from A to B. It’s a journey where brotherhood and friendship come to play an essential part making a dream and project like the crossing of an entire ocean come true.
SKAGERRAK will take you behind the scenes of mainstream media and portrays the Northern and secluded region of Denmark called Thy, where Casper grew up. A region, where a pioneer spirit and desire for independence prevails despite adversity and isolation.
SKAGERRAK is an inspirational story that touches upon the dreams, aspirations, and desires that live inside all of us. A film about the courage to reach for the horizon.