Friday, January 13, 2012

Epic surfing video: Big-wave surfers captured in slow motion at Billabong event

The reviews are in, the people have spoken, and the verdict is pretty much unanimous. The epic surfing video by world-renowned, award-winning cinematographer Chris Bryan posted at MPORA Pure Action Sports is absolutely must-see.

Don’t take our word for it, see what the critics are saying in the comments posted Friday below the video entitled “Biggest Teahupoo Ever”:


“Unbelievable! How does one survive the fall?”

“Spiritual, sick, insane......the best surf video I have EVER seen!!!!! Brilliant.”

“Absolutely captivating.”

“Worth rationing my use of the overworked word ‘stunning’ so I can save it for rare gems like this.”

“I’ve never seen a video that captures the power and beauty of waves and surfing quite like this!”

Chances are, you haven’t either, but you are about to. Feast your eyes on the “Biggest Teahupoo Ever, Shot on the Phantom Camera”:

Teahupoo is a village on the Southwest Coast of Tahiti and is known for its awesome surf with heavy, glassy waves offshore that can break as high as 70 feet.

This surfing video was shot by Chris Bryan at a Billabong Pro event last August, though it is just hitting the Internet.

The video is brilliantly filmed in super slow-motion HD and posted to the song “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun” by M83, though “Die with the Waves” would be more appropriate.

This is what surfing legend Kelly Slater had to say about the surfing action that day:

“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.”

The post at also said it was “the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden.”

Now we just need a behind-the-scenes look to see how the cameraman (or cameramen, as it were) survived shooting this epic surfing action.

Thanks to John Strege!

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1 comment:

  1. You have to have lots of guts to try out that stuff! Amazing video indeed.


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