Lage spends the summer months in his native Finland, living in a van and working hard in a factory. He saves all of his wages so he can travel to Indonesia and surf the waters there for the rest of the year.

"I worked in sales at an oil company back when the war in Afghanistan began. It was pretty horrible... I just had to leave Finland. After a number of coincidences, I ended up on the island of Bali. I tried surfing… and my life changed."