Adrian Beholz at Lüderitz – Pic: Alice Pokrzywinski
Continentseven: What’s the title and what stands the title for?
Adi Beholz: It’s going to be called “ALL IN”. It stands for the limitless self-sacrifice of real windsurfers for their passion. Also I feel like my life doesn’t only cover windsurfing. It feels like I got it ALL IN there I could ever wish for. Traveling the world, looking left and right. I know happiness isn’t depending on having things, but on doing things. Many Europeans can’t understand my lifestyle, probably most reading this can’t. Many will ask: “What will happen, if there comes the day you have nothing?”
Happiness is ALL IN yourself. In my opinion the modern society is losing loads of deep knowledge, whilst unimportant even destroying knowledge is rising. Real windsurfing and traveling opens deep knowledge about happiness. I hope many will understand this message after watching my film, maybe even some non windsurfers.
During the next years globalization will come back on us. It has been playing an important role since the colonization. But just recently there happened a big change during the Arabic Spring. Nowadays there is information for everybody available through the modern ways of communication and it’s now during the refugee “crises” that most Europeans see it for the first time. Actually many say they feel it, but if they are honest most of them have to admit they don’t even see it, besides in the daily news. I met a refugee from Somalia. 10 years ago he couldn’t get information how to get to Europe. Nowadays there is internet in reach of pretty everyone. Imagine information for the world could be followed by energy and peace. Let’s face it! If we find out what makes us happy – and it’s just caused by what we are doing, not by materialistic things like our cars, houses and incomes – we are going to find happiness.
Right now human happiness depends on visions, optimism and solution oriented thinking. Also my journeys do, my whole life does, my personal happiness does, this video project does as well. Fear and problem oriented thinking will only create bad things. The history showed us many times. Fear of refugees and terrorists, fear of losing incomes, the house and the car will cause the same results. It just needs enough of fear to eventually turn everybody into monsters. It is happiness, even ecstasy or melancholy, what creates beauty, wisdom and peace. My movie is supposed to carry a deep message.
Continentseven: Where do you plan to film, which countries and spots are on your list?
Adi Beholz: We will film pretty much all around the world. Many places I can’t foresee yet. It will not just be the action on the water evaluating limits. It will also be our journey itself.
Continentseven: What’s the key message of the movie?
Adi Beholz: True windsurfing is the best lifestyle you can have.
Continentseven: When will you release the movie?
Adi Beholz: Within the next 2-3 years, but it can take more years.
Continentseven: Looks like you are planning a long period for production. So we can expect something big!
Adi Beholz: Hmm it’s just I don’t wanna publish shit to be in time. We will take the time we need to be 100% happy. Manol is a perfectionist also I’m hiding a freak of perfectionism.