The First Glide is one of those legendary and unforgettable movies up there with Sep Into Liquid, Riding Giants, The Endless Summer, Steep and Deep and The Lords of Dogtown.
There is something that draws people to motion, to harnessing the elements, to "gliding". Whether you ride wind, water, wheels, blades or waves the feeling is the same. Some call it the stoke but all who do it regard it as true bliss. All the sports that involve "gliding" share the same sense of euphoria and wonderment. You can sense that dolphins and birds feel the same thing as they glide on air and through water.
For humans, gliding gets us out of our restriction to manual movement such as walking and running and lets us feel connected with the universe around us. We have been creating machines, devices and vessels for centuries to try and harness the elements and glide in one way or another. The First Glide is a documentary about this evolution that has resulted in the sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
You'd definitely must watch this movie and you will quickly resonate with the people who, like you, feel drawn to the water and the need to "glide".