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Drones Over O’ahu

I went took a crash course on how to pilot a drone. I crashed, of course.

In the capable hands, UAV drones can capture glorious scenes. Hawaiian Eric Sterman took to the skies with a DJI Phantom quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera and shot some breathtaking footage of surfers as they rode the huge waves in the Banzai Pipeline on O’ahu’s North Shore. Have a look at the gnarly surf video below.

[via Holy Kaw!]

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Amazing L.E.D. Snowboarder Lights up Darkness

Arty fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton takes to the French Alps to shoot snowboarder William Hughes as he carves his way through the snow. Hughes wears a custom-built L.E.D.-covered suit and illuminates the surroundings as he passes by, like a “lone character made of light surfing through darkness”.

Have a look at Sutton’s Glowing Man below.

[via The Huffington Post]

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Slow Motion Surfing

Recently we showed you Tom Guilmette’s fun experiments with the Phantom range of high speed cameras. Keeping with the theme that everything looks better in slow motion, former bodyboarder Chris Bryan, captures the art of surfing at 1050 frames per second. The surf filmmaker travels to exotic locations and uses the Phantom cameras and a custom housing (the whole setup is reportedly worth USD 300,000!) to catch the wave riding action from some very creative angles. Have a look at his slow-motion show reel below, be warned though, it gets a tad NSFW at the 11-minute mark (spoiler: (_)(_)).

[via Kottke]

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Blu-ray Review: Surf’s Up

Penguins. I don’t like them (childhood nightmare, don’t ask) but lots of people do. They’re cute, they dress in black and white outfits, and they walk funny. Trust Hollywood to cash in on this. Now, after March of the Penguins, Madagascar, and Happy Feet, comes the animated flick Surf’s Up.

Surf’s Up is a mockumentary that tells the story of fatherless Cody Maverick (Maverick Senior had an unfortunate confrontation with the business end of a whale). Cody (voiced by Shia LeBeouf) is an up-and-coming surfer living in Shiverpool, Antarctica. When surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (voiced by Mario Cantone) visits the area, Cody gets recruited to compete in the Annual Big Z Memorial Surf-Off, an homage to Z, a deceased surfing legend whom Cody has idolized since childhood.

Will Cody get some bad sets at the Surf-Off? Find out after the jump.