Artist / filmmaker presents a compelling series of his surf trips to remote jungles in Costa Rica, the pearl in the Caribbean Barbados, the Mexican Pipeline and other snippets of adventure.
The first sequence of David traveling to far away places in order to surf, paint and enjoy the excitement of journey.
Filmmaker / artist Kaltenbach takes you to the gem of the Caribbean, Barbados.
After spending a whooping 35K on a SonyHD camera, I wanted a beach break so I can get close to extreme shots of surf and witness punishment by this unforgiving wave. Remarkable...
Living on the North Shore for 4 1/2 months was 'shaka' brah. With my LBI buddies we charged and to this day cannot figure how we surfed almost every day. You need a quiver to surf there and great gahooo'nas. There was always surf in the winter of 1984. The problem was not finding surf but finding sometimes small enough surf. That winter I had a great run on my painting in watercolor. Some of my best work that year.
The beginnings of an adventure with cruising on the sailboat, surfing and then swimming with a mother and calf humpback whale. To this day I stlll look into the gentle eye of the mother whale.
What a fulfilling surf trip it was when we discovered Rio Nexpa. Each time I returned it was always well worth the drive.
There really is surf in England! Aquanut travels to Newquay Cornwall England to meet up with his mates in the beautiful month of September. Big surf and the wetsuit is a necessity. What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.
Great Surf for a quick trip
I owe it to Costa Rica for my film making career.
My English Mates
As an artist, punctuated by extensive world travel and location filming, David brings an eclectic background to the film world. Over 25 years ago the metamorphosis from an accomplished watercolorist to filmmaker was a natural transition that led to the creation of travelogues of Barbados, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean & England. Documentaries, short movies and local cable TV programming keeps the imagination flowing. As an entrepreneur with creative vision, Kaltenbach has always invested into cutting edge ideas.
" Have camera will travel..." journeying out to sea filming or traveling the world with the camera and surfboard, it has been ingrained in his biological make-up.
Surf the Mexican Pipeline
After a long day of surfing the north shore of Hawaii, painting was one way to calm down after the agro-mentality out in the water. I collected shells at Honolulu's great flea markets. Brought them home to concentrate on their anatomy and play with matching their exact colors.
The famous "Bomba's Shack" of Tortola. On each surf trip I would carry my watercolor block and watercolors. After surf sessions I'd sit, doodle and experiment. In the lower left hand corner and on the sea I sprinkled salt thus attaining that mottled look.
Behind every painting there is a backstory. This story always stuck in my mind. As I was painting this house the owner walked up to see what I was drawing. He had been a Wall Street banker until his doctor told him he had cancer and was going to die from the stress of his job. He was given 9 months to live. He moaned to his doctor and wanted to return to Barbados to be at his home. The doctor had never heard of Barbados. The Wall Streeter gave him the keys to his island oasis and said go and visit my island.
The doctor returned in two weeks and chose to drive out to Long Island from Manhattan to return the keys. The doctor's advice was to quit the craziness of Wall Street and to live in Barbados. 11 years later this banker was telling me his story.
A simple study of the beautiful palm tree at Heywoods along the northern west coast. Sitting on the beach, I took my time applying and building up the color of verde and hues of blue.
"Room with a View"
The whispering arms of Mother Barbados. In the morning sipping coffee and during sunset drinking rum, behold, a sight you'd never tire of.