Slow motion surfing on big ass waves

This is Chris Bryan’s latest video. This, more than other slow motion surfing videos shot on a Phantom, scared the shit out of me. There’s something so menacing about waves so big moving so slowly. Good use of M83 on the soundtrack.

This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying “witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life.”

Via John

Slow motion surfing on big ass waves

New way to see surfing

I’ve been posting a lot of surfing videos lately, considering I don’t like going in the ocean. But this is cool. The crazies at Rip Curl and Time Slice Films built an array of 52 DSLR cameras on a scaffolding in a wave pool in Malaysia.

And then when they wanted more, they built a rig of 30 Go Pro cameras so that someone could hold it on the back of a jet ski.

Via @aarn_

New way to see surfing

Why I don’t surf. Or golf.

I don’t even know what to say, but this guy was trying to surf and found himself riding a great white shark. In other news, you must have noticed by now that the Guardian is probably the top media outpost for wacky shark news.

Doug Niblack was trying to catch another wave before going to work when his longboard hit something hard as rock off the Oregon coast and he found himself standing on a thrashing great white shark.

Looking down, he could see a dorsal fin in front of his feet as he stood on what he described as 10 feet (three metres) of back as wide as his surfboard and as black as his wetsuit. A tail thrashed back and forth and the water churned around him.

Thanks Alex

And then in Australia, there’s a golf course that has a hazard full of bull sharks.

Why I don’t surf. Or golf.