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Reset | The Instinct Diaries, Ep. 3

Mat Crepel resets his approach to work, life and riding in Nidecker's third and final episode of the Instinct Diaries

The third and final instalment of Nidecker’s Instinct Diaries is live. After a year that forced many of us to re-evaluate work, life and time spent in the outdoors, Mat Crepel took the winter season as an opportunity to reflect on his approach to riding, and how to re-align his goals more closely in harmony with nature.

From Nidecker:

2020 forced many of us to change things, for Mathieu Crepel it was another step in a process of reevaluating his approach to work, life and riding.

Having been pro since an early age, young Mathieu accepted the travel schedule and search for perfect conditions that went hand in hand with the industry at the time.

However, over the past few winters he’s felt his conscience develop, and as well as giving back through projects like he’s reassessed how to balance his thirst for riding with a better approach.

Along with a new-found passion for surf shaping, Mathieu continues to push for ways to work with nature, rather than setting ourselves against it. This is how that went last winter, this is ‘Reset’.

A film by Samuel McMahon

Featuring Mathieu Crepel

Additional footage by Jon Ray, Tom Granier and Guillaume Arrieta

Cover photo by Jerome Tanon Music: ‘Clouded Mind’ by William Benckert and ‘Dear Love’ from the album ‘All The Same’ by Francie Moon

Special thanks to Thierry Kunz & Victor Daviet Mathieu’s riding the Nidecker Alpha in this movie.

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