Connecting the Dots

December 03, 2015

The Story of Kepa Acero


This story isn’t only about surfing as a sport or professional success. Instead, it provides a glimpse of a restless desire to find the best waves while traveling the world alone.

Kepa Acero, a filmmaker and a pro surfer lives his life on the road, searching for perfect waves and adventure. From Antarctica to Africa and to surfing the Pororoca in the Amazon, his journey has provided a unique opportunity to inspire others while sharing his experience, which he says is as important as the experience itself. Traveling most of the time as a lone wolf, without any contacts in most of the places he sets out for has given place for special moments that have turned into epic stories. Although, Kepa doesn’t embrace the ‘lone wolf’ label that’s been attached to him, because meeting new people and making new relationships are an essential part and highlight of his travels.

Not afraid of challenges, Kepa was brave enough to quit pro surfing competitions and set off for a lifestyle of discovery, accepting the risk of losing his sponsors. But by filming his adventures and sharing his stories with the world, he is inspiring people to do what they love and to not be afraid choosing their own path.

Sharing the passion of creating stories that inspire, AirDog empowers adventure seekers like Kepa, by providing freedom to focus on the purity of the surf, powder, or downhill rush while filming from above. 

In the short film Connecting the Dots filmed in part by AirDog, Kepa shares his story of risk, love, freedom and adventure.

Thanks to these awesome folk:

Kepa Acero
Director - Papa Chi
DOP - Jurgis Kmins
Sound & Music - Dirty Deal Audio
Editor - Oleg Aleksejev
Graphics - Shade

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Miguel Salveron


Good little short film. I'm curious how they were able to get the AirDog so low in the sky and so close to the surfer. What are the settings they used in Surf mode?


Jim Bo




David Warner


Beautifully made short film Kepa. Hats-off to director Papa Chi and to cinematographer Jurgis Kmins. Inspirational.