Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surfing inside the barrel -- video shows surfer's view

If you ever wondered what it was like inside the “barrel” while surfing, Kalani Chapman obliges with this YouTube video, courtesy of the GoPro HD Hero2 camera.

OK, blatant commercial here, but the quality of video and the viewing experience is worth mentioning GoPro. (You’re welcome, GoPro.)

As the YouTube caption says, Kalani Chapman shows us what surfing an endless wave feels like at Cloudbreak in Tavarua, Fiji. The camera, mounted at the rear of the surfboard, allows viewers the feel of surfing in the barrel.

So, in honor of International Surfing Day, enjoy the ride:

Most reactions on YouTube were of the "epic" variety, which is quite understandable. One commenter said,
Why did he jump off at the end, looks like he coulda kept going!
Epic wave!!! he got sooo deep in it at one point!!!
Another said,
 such an awesome continuous lil curtain....beyond adrenalin!!
And one other said simply,
that was sick 
Truly it was a barrel of awesome.

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