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."
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera. To see more of Chris' work check out his website.
11 times ASP World Champion and surfing legend Kelly Slater paddles alone in Nazare during the Peniche Rip Curl Pro waiting period.
Music by Black Mamba - It ain't you
Filmed and edited by Wonderland Productions
"Bielmann: Straight Up the Man" is a short film that profiles world-renowned surf photographer Brian Bielmann.
Tag along as we follow Brian through his home turf on the North Shore of Oahu, cruise at the Pipeline Masters, thumb through endless stacks of vinyl records, and savor the incredible stories behind the iconic photographs that he's documented over his 30+ year career...
Starring: Brian Bielmann, Chris Cote, Alek Parker, Aaron Checkwood, Clark Little, Nathan Fletcher, Herbie Fletcher, Kai "Borg" Garcia, and Matt Meola.
Directed By: Joey Maiocco & Scott Nichols
Executive Producer: Joey Maiocco
Edited By: Tony Vercelli
Original Score: Joseph Vadini & Peter Kreta
Original Photography: Brian Bielmann
This is an edit from my very first hard drive which contained all the original Shipsterns footage. I thought this drive was long gone and was pretty happy to stumble across it over the weekend. Covered in a thick layer of dust, and lying at the bottom of an old mouldy box I didn't hold much hope but plugged it in anyway. Bang!!! we had noise and after 5 minutes of creaking and moaning, and a constant high pitched squeal that sounded like a cat was dying, it finally loaded. I recovered about 50 files but the other 400 or so were toast. The opening is all early paddle footage, the middle is from the biggest tow day ever and the end has a few clips from April with Kelly Slater and crew.
Best viewed in HD with Headphones
The entire video was graded with VSCO
The first section was filmed with a Canon HV20, the second section a Sony EX1 and the last a Panasonic AC90.
Moby Pale Horses (Apparat Remix)
Pale Horses Single
The Poison Tree (David Lynch Remix)
Fv25 is our cold water surf film. It is cold water surfing as we see it, living and surfing within a cold water environment. Filmed over 8 months, Fv25 will take you to the Outer Hebrides and Norway. Filmed by award winning film maker Chris McClean and music composed by CJ Mirra.