I would prefer to keep the exact location secret but my photographer friend Shepo and I recently visited a relatively unknown island in the South Pacific, and we wanted to do something a bit different than our normal surf/image/story paradigm.
We wanted to show what happens beneath the waves while we surfers are so busy obsessing only about what is happening on the surface. We also wanted to make the photographer part of the story. Typically all you see is pictures or video of athletes, but never shots that show you how the shots were created. So we decided to take the viewer Behind the Seen by making the photographer part of the story. We enlisted the help of visiting surfer and aspiring filmmaker Francesco Campello (from Italy), and this is what resulted – our first attempt at a video edit.
Big barrels and big drops at one of Chile's premier big waves spots
Swiss surfers make the most of their environment and shred this powerful wave caused by a flooding river.
The first instalment of the Definition series takes a closer look at Californian Photographer Chris Burkard
Skeet Durham nails a huge drop at Nias and is rewarded with a deep tube which he comes flying out of arms akimbo.
Noa Deane and Shane Fletcher brings us this clip equipped with fast tunes and weird editing