After a couple of months traveling throughout the Central American coast, documentary filmmaker JP Veillet ended up in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. In this small fishing village known for its crazy surf breaks, JP quickly befriended two young local surfers, Kevin Cortez and Jackson Obando. While hanging out with Kevin, JP started to imagine what it would be like to see his new buddy — who had never left the sunny beaches of Nicaragua — surfing the icy cold waters of Tofino, BC. At its core, the documentary follows the journey of these two Nica boys surfing in cold waters for the first time and experiencing the culture shock that came with it. But it also takes a look at how far an individual will go for the love of sport. This is the story of how Frio was born.
Text by Marisela Amador - Photos by Bryan Wilkat & Alex Quinton Brunet