Interview with Nevin Sayre
This past weekend Bob and Daphne along with camera operator Marque DeWinter ventured up to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusettes to interview 5-time US National Windsurfing Champion Nevin Sayre. Not only is Nevin a legendary former competitor, he had a major influence in bringing the Bonaire boys to their first international competitions in the states, namely King of the Cape in 2002 when he hosted 13 of them in his house! It was at this competition that the boys received their first cash rewards and sponsorship contracts after blowing away the top pros at the time.
Our trip started with a five hour drive to Woods Hole, where we parked our car and took a ferry over to the island. We spotted Nevin right away waiting for us at the port – as he was the only one in bare feet! A true windsurfer. We managed to capture a fantastic interview with him just as the sun was setting, filmed on a nearby beach. That night we ate a delicious barbecue dinner prepared by his son Rasmus and wife Stina — and awoke the next morning to continue part 2 of Nevin’s interview. This time in foggier conditions which allowed for a nice even lighting that will be an interesting contrast to the colorful vistas of Bonaire. We greatly enjoyed hearing Nevin’s stories and seeing the passionate love he has for the Bonairean windsurfers — who he calls his “brahdahs.” It was a fantastic few days and Nevin’s interview will certainly play an important role in the film.